Category Business

UF entrepreneur serves curry in honor of Greenberg

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

Parker Van Hart didn’t go to his friend and Grooveshark founder Josh Greenberg’s memorial service.

Instead, Van Hart, 48, served people in South Africa with curry and business smarts. When Van Hart heard about his friend’s death, he cooked the curry he used to make at the now-defunct Tasty Buddha, a local favorite of Greenberg’s.


Heavener Hall nominated for state architecture award

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

Situated on the corner of West University Avenue and Southwest 13th Street, Heavener Hall epitomizes the UF Alma Mater.

Its gothic walls stretch up past the palms and moss-covered oaks that surround it.

UF 20th internationally in patents

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

UF researchers created a pesticide that saved the Statue of Liberty from termites and a drug that treats people losing their vision.

The university has 87 patents for original and tested ideas like these, ranking it 20th among international universities and 15th in the U.S., according to the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.

New chef doubles food sales at Gator City

This story was originally published on page 8 of the Alligator.

With black paint, young Adam Cooper painted over a purple Easy Bake Oven and transformed it into his first oven.

Fifteen years later, he catered for Rep. Ted Yoho’s re-election party at Gator City’s nightclub, Envy. Today, the 25-year-old has doubled Gator City’s food sales in the seven months he’s worked as a chef there.

Study shows shopping malls are threatened by online retailers

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

Instead of going to The Oaks Mall to buy a blue and orange sweatshirt, Rony Schutz stayed at home and ordered it from Amazon.

According to Green Street Advisors’ real estate analysts, the biggest threat to shopping malls is an increase in online shopping, which is likely to impact mall revenues.

Bump in food sales gives Gator City new smoke-free regulations

This story was originally published on the front page of the Alligator.

When UF sophomore Jennifer Hafner left one of Midtown’s most popular bars over the weekend, her hair and clothing didn’t smell like smoke.

Gator City went smoke-free at the beginning of the year after being audited by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco for violating the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. The bar hired a new chef last year who increased food sales, which resulted in the violation.