Gainesville has had a rough couple of weeks. Downtown Gainesville’s Parkside project is dead and the Northeast Georgia Health System’s Heart Center lost a dozen critical cardiologists.
It was a busy start to June here at The Times, and the gang sits down to talk about how two big stories came together (and are still coming together).
Downtown Gainesville is still likely to get some kind of development on the fourth side of the square, but developers backing out of a plan to bring luxury condos to the square — some of the only full-time residences that would be available in the core of the city — is a major setback for what many see as economic revitalization coming to downtown.
Meanwhile, patients of the Northeast Georgia Health System got a shock this month when it was revealed 12 cardiologists, including the Heart Center director, were leaving for Northside Hospital.
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