Our team has been hard at work this week to keep you up to date on the hurricane-related happenings in North Central Florida.
From school closures to shelter openings and a moved UF-Eastern Washington football game, Hurricane Ian has shuffled a lot of plans this week. That includes our operations here at Mainstreet Daily News.
To get ahead of the storm, you may have noticed our circulation team delivered the paper to homes and businesses early.
You also may have noticed something else: missing blue boxes around town. Late Monday, when it appeared the storm could make landfall along the Nature Coast and potentially deal a heavy blow to Gainesville, we decided to pick up our print edition boxes as a safety precaution. That means there will be fewer places to pick up the newspaper this week only.
Here is the complete list of locations where you can find the Sept. 28 edition of Mainstreet (pending business operating hours):
Gainesville City Hall: 200 E University Ave.
Gainesville Regional Airport: 3880 NE 39th Avenue A
Greater Gainesville Chamber: 300 E University Ave #100
Harbor Chase: 1415 Fort Clarke Blvd.
Drummond Community Bank: 3833 SW 37th Blvd.
43rd Street Deli: 4401 NW 25th Pl.
The Bagel Bakery: 4143 NW 16th Blvd.
Eastside Community Center: 2841 E University Ave.
Alachua County Library District—Cone Park Branch: 2801 E University Ave.
Sweet Dreams: 1522 NW 13th St.
Quality Cleaners: 5200 NW 43rd St. #101
Rip’s Cleaners: 5121 NW 39th Ave.
Tax Collector: 5830 NW 34th Blvd.
Circle K: 2152 NW 39th Ave.
Ballyhoo Grill: 3700 W University Ave.
Coffee Culture: 2020 NW 13th St.
Sunflower Health: 3424 W University Ave.
Adam’s Rib: 2109 NW 13th St
MARC Radio: 100 NW 76th Drive, Suite 2
University of Florida
Health Science Center dental wing entrance
HSC Garage East
Walker Carleton Auditorium
School of Journalism
Pearl’s Country Store & Barbecue: 106 NE US Hwy 441 A
City Hall: 16870 SW 134th Ave
Kangaroo Station/Circle K: 12771 FL-45
CVS: 14355 W Newberry Rd.
Walgreens: 14040 W Newberry Rd.
Campus USA: 14007 NW 1st Rd.
City Hall: 25440 W Newberry Rd.
Glanzer Realty: 25527 W Newberry Rd.
Cherished Memories: 22405 W Newberry Rd.
City Hall: 15100 NW 142nd Terrace
Chamber of Commerce: 14801 Main St.
Edward Jones (Matt Surrency): 13100 Tech City Circle, Suite 300
Circle K: 16130 NW US Hwy 441
Winn-Dixie: 20303 US 441
City Hall: 23718 West US Hwy 27
City Hall: 6875 SE 221st St.
We plan to redistribute the boxes next week and return to our full slate of 57 bulk drop locations around Alachua County.