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These restaurants to join new Parkside on the Square as downtown construction continues
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Cranes rise above downtown Gainesville along Main Street in Gainesville, which is shut down as of Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, after a few months of preparation for additions to the downtown parking deck, right, and construction of Carroll Daniel Construction’s new headquarters, left.
Two restaurants and a confectioneries shop have agreed to lease space in the street-level, retail portion of Parkside on the Square planned in downtown Gainesville.The new businesses are La Parrilla Cantina, Kilwins and Tropical Smoothie Café, developer Tim Knight said Tuesday, Oct. 2.La Parrilla, which has a restaurant in the Publix-anchored shopping center off Winder and Atlanta highways in Oakwood, will occupy a 5,000-square-foot space. The Mexican food chain has restaurants across the South.Tropical Smoothie Café, a national chain that serves sandwiches, flatbreads and wraps in addition to smoothies, has a 1,500-square-foot store reserved.And Kilwins, which has 125 locations nationwide, is the third store, with plans to open a 1,300-square-foot location. The business offers homemade fudge, chocolate candies and ice cream.In all, Parkside will have six retail sites.Knight said he has “a letter of intent” on the fourth space.“We’re negotiating with (the retailer).