The local retail and biotechnology industries are in the news this week, with two new shops now open in the busy southwest Gainesville shopping corridor.

One large biotech company that last year joined the effort of producing treatments for COVID-19 has been acquired by another group, while a Gainesville-based company reported strong revenues during the first quarter of 2021.

Here’s a look at recent business news:

New openings from Butler Enterprises 

Two new stores from Butler Enterprises are now open. 

Tillys, a leading retailer specializing in casual apparel, footwear and accessories is now open in Butler North at 3965 Plaza Blvd., Suite 50. The west coast brand carries an assortment of brands popular with young women and men, as well as children. The products are rooted in an active and social lifestyle.  

The store will offer products from brands such as Volcom, Vans, Adidas, Champion, RVCA, Hurley, FOX, DC and Infamous. 

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