Locals poured into Popovers on Main at 11:37 a.m. The just-opened café went from having one table occupied to a full house within five minutes. Fall leaves, pumpkins and baskets lined all four walls, giving the impression that this little shop was picked up from the Adirondacks at the peak of fall and placed in the small Florida town of Alachua.
Side by side, small businesses like hair salons, restaurants, clothing stores, quilt shops and cafés line Alachua’s Main Street. The town itself is home to minimal chains of any sort, so the amalgamation of small businesses creates a very unique, friendly neighborhood atmosphere.