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Three developers bid for prime downtown Tampa city block

Three developers bid for prime downtown Tampa city block

TAMPA — Three companies have made offers to develop a prime downtown city block that City Hall has owned for nearly 20 years.
Updated one month ago
Jeff Vinik among those investing $1 million to St. Petersburg start-up

Jeff Vinik among those investing $1 million to St. Petersburg start-up

A group of start-up investors that includes Jeff Vinik is investing $1 million in a St. Petersburg start-up founded by a University of South Florida St. Petersburg graduate in entrepreneurship and rising player in local business start-up circles.
Updated one month ago
Westin Harbour Island hotel in Tampa sold to Chicago firm

Westin Harbour Island hotel in Tampa sold to Chicago firm

A Chicago private investment firm has bought the Westin Harbour Island for an undisclosed sum and plans a “very robust renovation.’’
Updated one month ago
Sunday Conversation: Bank executive Bemetra Simmons embraces ‘good Florida living’

Sunday Conversation: Bank executive Bemetra Simmons embraces ‘good Florida living’

In 2011, Bemetra Simmons moved to Tampa from Atlanta and immediately entrenched herself in the community. Five years later, Simmons is deeply committed to civic and educational organizations, as the list of interests — past and present —...
Updated one month ago
Record store employee opens his own shop

Record store employee opens his own shop

Kenny Crum loves music. He loves the people he meets over music. He loves the conversations that spark from the mention of a favorite genre, artist, song or album.
Updated one month ago
Snackmaker popping up in South Tampa location

Snackmaker popping up in South Tampa location

Chef Inspired Popcorn Company is moving its salted caramel, birthday cake, windy city and other flavors from the shelves of its first location on Hanley Road to a new SoHo storefront.
Updated one month ago
The rich are paying big bucks to buy Tampa Bay houses just to knock them down

The rich are paying big bucks to buy Tampa Bay houses just to knock them down

The 6,900-square-foot bayfront home that sold this month in Tampa’s Culbreath Isles might seem like any other palatial abode but with one key difference — the buyer paid $4.5 million to knock it down.
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How is Frontier Communications settling in after its troubled Tampa Bay debut?

How is Frontier Communications settling in after its troubled Tampa Bay debut?

TAMPA — Frontier Communications called it a “rough and tumble transition period.”
Updated one month ago
Wright’s Gourmet House undergoing a major expansion

Wright’s Gourmet House undergoing a major expansion

SOUTH TAMPA — In 1963, Marjorie and Pete Wright opened a 500-square-foot coffee and dessert shop on a side street near Dale Mabry Highway.
Updated one month ago
TECO warns customers of ongoing phone scam

TECO warns customers of ongoing phone scam

Tampa Electric Co. customers are being warned to be vigilant as a scammer pretending to be affiliated with the utility continues to contact customers, threaten disconnection, and demand payment via a prepaid debit card.
Updated one month ago