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Florida Hospital drops its offer in Temple Terrace

TEMPLE TERRACE — Florida Hospital, one of two companies that planned to make pitches Monday to be the anchor of Downtown Temple Terrace, has withdrawn its proposal.
Published: 08/15/16
Tourism tax eyed for Rays ballpark by most Hillsborough commission candidates

Tourism tax eyed for Rays ballpark by most Hillsborough commission candidates

Whoever wins the District 6 seat is likely to face this hot-button question early in the term: Should the county try to lure the Rays with the promise of taxpayer money for a stadium? For five of the six, the answer is, “Possibly, if it comes from tourists.”
Updated one month ago
Tampa International Airport rolls out app to speed up customs check

Tampa International Airport rolls out app to speed up customs check

TAMPA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that its new Mobile Passport Control app can now be used at Tampa International Airport.
Updated one month ago
Development boosts Tampa, St. Pete downtowns among pedestrians, report says

Development boosts Tampa, St. Pete downtowns among pedestrians, report says

All those apartments, condos and houses going up in and around downtown St. Petersburg are giving the city a boast-worthy distinction — it’s among the nation’s top 10 urban areas for “walkable new construction.’...
Updated one month ago
Tampa’s Odyssey Marine preps to swap treasure hunting for bigger ocean game

Tampa’s Odyssey Marine preps to swap treasure hunting for bigger ocean game

For more than two decades, Tampa’s Odyssey Marine Exploration has reveled with a reputation as a swashbuckling, deep-ocean treasure hunting enterprise.
Updated one month ago

Duke Energy is warning Tampa Bay customers about the latest scam

TAMPA — Duke Energy has issued a warning in the Tampa Bay area because scammers have duplicated the utility’s caller ID and interactive phone system to steal from customers.
Updated one month ago
Edgy, profane PSA for organ donation targets millennials, has Tampa ties

Edgy, profane PSA for organ donation targets millennials, has Tampa ties

As chairman of Donate Life America, it's Jason Woody's job to persuade people to become organ donors, but he is having trouble reaching millennials. So his agency decided to try something a little different. Something edgy. Something funny. It's an ad starring Thomas Jane as a boorish, inappropriate jerk.
Updated one month ago
Romano: When $2.2 billion in revenue isn’t enough for free parking while you gamble

Romano: When $2.2 billion in revenue isn’t enough for free parking while you gamble

Some fights are just not worth the effort.
Updated one month ago
Riverview-based BlueGrace Logistics plans to hire up to 700 in Tampa Bay

Riverview-based BlueGrace Logistics plans to hire up to 700 in Tampa Bay

RIVERVIEW — BlueGrace Logistics is on the fast track to become a major Tampa Bay employer, feeding off a $255 million investment from New York-based private equity giant Warburg Pincus.
Updated one month ago
New parking fees at Tampa’s Hard Rock casino keeping some gamblers away

New parking fees at Tampa’s Hard Rock casino keeping some gamblers away

TAMPA — Every Saturday — and some Fridays — George Boyer and his wife, Beverly, make the 40-mile drive from their Lakeland home to play poker and the slot machines at Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Updated one month ago