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Retailers in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village battle construction zone

Retailers in Tampa’s Hyde Park Village battle construction zone

TAMPA — Retailers in Hyde Park Village, south Tampa’s historic outdoor retail campus, recognize that summer months can be slow.
Updated one month ago
Westfield Brandon discontinues 4th of July fireworks show

Westfield Brandon discontinues 4th of July fireworks show

BRANDON — After 12 years of offering local families a Fourth of July fun and fireworks party called Brandon Blast, Westfield Brandon mall has decided to permanently discontinue the event that drew approximately 15,000 people annually.
Updated one month ago
Take a look at the new condo tower plans at the former Colonnade site in Tampa

Take a look at the new condo tower plans at the former Colonnade site in Tampa

TAMPA — The plans for a condominium tower at the former site of the Colonnade restaurant on Bayshore Boulevard are moving forward.
Updated one month ago
Relief for South Tampa commuters as West Shore Boulevard reopens to traffic

Relief for South Tampa commuters as West Shore Boulevard reopens to traffic

Commuters who have had to go out of their way to navigate through South Tampa the last month will find some welcome relief today.
Updated one month ago
It’s Christmas in June: West Shore Boulevard set to reopen Friday

It’s Christmas in June: West Shore Boulevard set to reopen Friday

TAMPA — Motorists tired of looking for alternate routes through South Tampa are getting a very early Christmas gift from construction crews: S West Shore Boulevard is set to reopen Friday.
Updated one month ago
Florida black bear’s Tampa visit cut short after being tranquilized near Busch Gardens

Florida black bear’s Tampa visit cut short after being tranquilized near Busch Gardens

TAMPA — The grass was still wet with dew when 12-year-old Amari Scott cautiously shuffled through his yard and glanced at his neighbor’s house, where a Florida black bear was perched in a tree.
Updated one month ago
Peter O. Knight home in limbo as Tampa Historical Society regroups

Peter O. Knight home in limbo as Tampa Historical Society regroups

TAMPA — Historic preservation faces a cloudy future in some corners of this city as membership in the Tampa Historical Society dwindles — from a peak of 300 people to just five today.
Updated one month ago
Indoor skydiving center IFLY coming to Brandon next to Top Golf

Indoor skydiving center IFLY coming to Brandon next to Top Golf

BRANDON — Local adventurers will soon be able to “skydive” without having to jump off an airplane, instead floating on a cushion of air generated by giant fans at an indoor skydiving center planned for Brandon.
Updated one month ago
Stained glass is about to get a lot more expensive for churches

Stained glass is about to get a lot more expensive for churches

Three 18-foot holes stare out from the massive concrete structure that will become St. Stephen Catholic Church’s new sanctuary in Riverview.
Updated one month ago
Hillsborough’s first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant opens

Hillsborough’s first Dickey’s Barbecue Pit restaurant opens

RIVERVIEW — Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a Dallas barbecue chain that is the largest in the nation, has opened its first location in Hillsborough County.
Updated: 2 months ago