Friday, July 19, 2013
AJ's on the Square
AJ's on the Square is located in downtown Ocala, across from the city square. When we first moved to Ocala it was named the Tin Cup Tavern. A few years ago, Tin Cup went out of business and another entrepreneur set up a music store on the premises. That did not last long and for the past year and a half it has been a bar known as AJ's, run by Amanda Tillander, whose father, Bobby Tillander, is a well-known club owner in Ocala. Currently he is said to own the Ocala Entertainment Complex.
Unfortunately, back in the beginning of June an Ocala man shot three men to death outside of AJ's on an early Sunday morning. The four men had been drinking together in AJ's, and the shootings occurred after they exited the premises. Reportedly, this was a revenge shooting as the gunman claimed he was humiliated by the three men he killed. The three victims all worked as bouncers at the Ocala Entertainment Complex.
I've not heard whether or not this incident has affected business at AJ's.