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Downtown St. Petersburg condo tower penthouse sells for a record $6.9 million cash

Downtown St. Petersburg condo tower penthouse sells for a record $6.9 million cash

ST. PETERSBURG — The top-floor penthouse of Ovation, a luxury condo tower on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg, has sold for a record $6.9 million.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Downtown St. Petersburg’s newest luxury apartment tower opens — thankfully with less of a bang

Downtown St. Petersburg’s newest luxury apartment tower opens — thankfully with less of a bang

ST. PETERSBURG — Month upon month of relentless pile-driving nearly drove neighbors crazy.
Published: 05/13/16
Updated: 05/19/16
Server from Clearwater Hamburger Mary’s to be featured on ‘Undercover Boss

Server from Clearwater Hamburger Mary’s to be featured on ‘Undercover Boss

CLEARWATER — Kenny Lawson waited tables at Hamburger Mary’s on Wednesday, wearing a baseball cap backward. He offered customers Queen Mary burgers and Love Me Tenders chicken strips, fielded reservations for drag queen bingo and served ...
Published: 05/13/16
After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

After decades running the Colonnade, Tampa family watches it auctioned off piece by piece

TAMPA — Jack “Smokey” Whiteside tried to relax as he sat with his wife, daughter and nephew on the old wooden benches outside the entrance of the Colonnade restaurant Wednesday morning.
Published: 05/12/16
MOSI to unveil new high-tech exhibit, remind people it still exists

MOSI to unveil new high-tech exhibit, remind people it still exists

Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry will welcome a new high-tech permanent exhibit coming this fall that envisions a future with driverless cars and refrigerators that order food for you.
Published: 05/12/16
‘Cheese grater’ buildings denied historic status by St. Petersburg preservation board

‘Cheese grater’ buildings denied historic status by St. Petersburg preservation board

ST. PETERSBURG — The city’s Community Planning and Preservation Commission on Tuesday rejected a request from preservationists to designate the former Pheil Hotel and Theater and Central National Bank local landmarks.
Published: 05/11/16
Who pays for store security at Walmarts across Tampa Bay? Taxpayers do

Who pays for store security at Walmarts across Tampa Bay? Taxpayers do

The calls for service begin early, appearing on police dispatch screens across Tampa Bay. Police show up at local Walmarts twice an hour, every hour, every day. Taxpayers get the bill.
Published: 05/11/16
When Brazil sneezes, do Florida and Tampa Bay start to catch a cold?

When Brazil sneezes, do Florida and Tampa Bay start to catch a cold?

The economic connections between Florida and Brazil are growing broader and deeper every year. That’s great when Brazil is expanding — the Latin nation already is Florida’s largest export trading partner.
Published: 05/10/16
Preservationists persist in battle to save ‘cheese-grater’ buildings

Preservationists persist in battle to save ‘cheese-grater’ buildings

ST. PETERSBURG — The battle over downtown’s so-called cheese-grater buildings continues.
Updated one month ago
How did Bonefish Grill go from Tampa Bay’s exciting new restaurant to an afterthought?

How did Bonefish Grill go from Tampa Bay’s exciting new restaurant to an afterthought?

TAMPA — The first time Diane Atherton went to a Bonefish Grill eight years ago, she couldn’t wait to go back again.
Updated one month ago