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Old Gainesville seafood place coming back to life

Feb. 2—Seafooodville is being brought back to Gainesville.

This long-standing structure at the corner of California and Lindsay streets was once a regular hang-out for Gainesville residents.

For years, it has sat empty; however, Gainesville resident David Jones has been working on getting the place up and going again.

"I was good friends with the past owner," said Jones. "I helped him cook and take care of the place when he had it, and I always wanted to open it back up."

Thanks to some help from some friends, Jones is getting that opportunity.

"Everybody in Gainesville always enjoyed the food," said Jones. "I just want to bring it back to life and let everybody come, eat and have a good time."

If all goes as planned, Jones is aiming for opening in April.