Originally Published by The Gainesville Sun
Keer’s anamorphic artwork will have visitors doing double takes as they stroll through the center. He has been showcased all over the world and is one of the only artists in the world to paint in this 3D, 4D, or AR-style.
For my family, retail was the “promised land.” Leaving the farm in 1939 was the dream, and my father started this all by selling produce at a roadside stand here in Gainesville, Florida. This developed into a supermarket, and thanks to Dad’s forward-thinking ideas of curbside service and being open seven days a week, that supermarket grew and underwent several redevelopment phases lead by him, us together, and now me with my own team.
Its nine-county draw of more than a million people and easy access to I-75 are two of the biggest reasons REI will take residence in Gainesville, Fla., in 2020.