Biz Buzz: From steakhouse to doc’s house

[Carlos Medina/OG]

Plans for a former restaurant in Ocala call for a medical office to take its place.

When Logan’s Roadhouse shut down unexpectedly in February 2020, the odds were likely that another restaurant would one day occupy the 8,000-square-foot space.

But a recent application for a construction permit reveled the medical plans for the property.

2621 Real Estate bought the two-acre property, including the building, in February for $1.33 million, according to county real estate records.

The group is a subsidiary of Medical Management of Ocala, which manages Ocala Ear Nose & Throat Specialists at 2120 SW 22nd Place. The physicians of Ocala ENT are independent practitioners, according to the group’s website.

The plans call for $2.5 million in renovations and the addition of 6,662-square-feet, according to the permit application.

It was not clear of the group would move to the new location, but their current location is less than a mile away.

Penske purchase

Penske Truck Leasing Co. recently purchased nearly 8.5 acres in Ocala to build a service facility for trucks, according to a real estate agent involved with the deal.

The property is located in the Ocala International Commerce Park off of West State Road 40, west of Interstate 75.

The sale closed on July 8 and sold for $929,720, according to county real estate records.

The seller was represented by Chris Healy of Glen Miller Realty. The buyer was represented by Cushman & Wakefield.

The commerce park’s other resident includes the 165,000-square-foot McLane Co. distribution center and the 20,000-square-foot Southeastern Freight Lines service center.

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