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Mar 13th, 2023

Construction Begins on Mellow Mushroom Downtown Ocala

Ocala, FL, March 13, 2023 – Construction on a new Mellow Mushroom restaurant began in historic downtown Ocala, Florida. The new location will be located at 2 SW Fort King Street, Ocala, in The Goldman Peek building and site of the former historic Cloeman building. Local restaurant entity Harddy, LLC will own and operate Mellow Mushroom Ocala. This is the first restaurant Harddy, LLC has opened with Homegrown Industries of Georgia dba Mellow Mushroom.

Mellow Mushroom Ocala will be 4,793 square feet with 128 interior seats and 28 seats on the patio. Like all Mellow Mushroom locations, this one will have its own unique style and decor. Some of the highlights will include an interior mural by artist Ruben Ubiera, out of Miami, FL, and an exterior neon sign.

The cornerstone of the Mellow Mushroom menu are stone-baked pizzas featuring a crust made from five simple ingredients, including water from Appalachian Mountain springs. Other menu highlights are freshly made salads, munchies, handcrafted cocktails, and a wide selection of beers, including many from local breweries.

“We are eager to start a new partnership with Brad Harper, James Clardy and their team. They epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit that we celebrate at Mellow Mushroom,” said Mike Foster, Chief Operating Officer at Mellow Mushroom. “We are excited by their decision to expand the Mellow Mushroom family and look forward to providing support for the Ocala location.”

“We are extremely excited to bring the Mellow Mushroom brand to Ocala,” says Brad Harper, principal at Harddy LLC. “The support of our community and the Mellow Mushroom team has allowed our dream to become a reality.”

For more information about Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers and to view the full menu of munchies, salads, pizzas, calzones, hoagies and more, go to MellowMushroom.com, follow on Instagram @MellowMushroom, like on Facebook at Facebook.com/MellowMushroom, or follow on Twitter @MellowMushroom.


About Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1974 and today operates in 21 states. Each Mellow Mushroom is locally owned and operated.  For over 40 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family friendly environment.

Link to Mellow Mushroom Menu Photography: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ucaxtjtl32lyv11/AACdiYoCDn3BU5xvHJexdbzba?dl=0