Appeals to Save Ybor City Last Cigar Factory

   Proposed FDA Regulation Threatens to Close Last Operating Ybor City Cigar Factory in Tampa  On Monday, June 30, J.C. Newman Cigar Company will cover two sides of its iconic clock tower with appeals to save its historic factory.  The giant banners urge people to “Save This...
WTF restaurant

New WTF restaurant coming to Brandon – Tampa Bay

An interesting name that may have mothers cringing and teenagers laughing.   The Florida-based fried chicken chain PDQ will soon unleash a new “burger, salad, and pizza” concept called Wow! That’s Fresh (the  name is conveniently abbreviated to...
IIFA Awards

IIFA Weekend & Awards Generates an Estimated $26.4 Million Impact in Hillsborough County

The International Indian Film Academy’s (IIFA) 15th Annual Weekend and Awards generated an estimated $26.4 million in total visitor spending, giving an immediate financial boost to Hillsborough County and making a positive, long-term impact on the destination’s brand. The...
TEC

Tampa Bay Innovation Center to Open St. Petersburg Incubator

TEC Garage Will Open in St. Petersburg College Downtown Center to Serve Science and Other Startups  Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will open TEC Garage (www.tecgarage.org), its new incubator, with a tentative...
HART _ Tampa

HART Ridership Growth Continues in April

April marked another month of more than 1 million in bus ridership. The most recent ridership report shows 1,269,526 riders used HART buses to get around Hillsborough County in April. “Also contributing to strong public transit use is high quality, reliable service and the use of...
Tampa Commercial Real Estate

Bucs Unveil $7M Concessions Renovations Plan

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Aramark, the team’s food and beverage and retail services partner, announced on Monday plans for a comprehensive overhaul of the 14 main concourse concessions locations and the construction of four additional beverage stands at Raymond James Stadium....
Local Chef to compete in World Food Championships

Local Chef to compete in World Food Championships

The battle was spicier than ever in the fourth annual Top Local Chef competition, produced by LocalShops1 and Intensity Academy. But only one chef could go home with the Top Local Chef title and a wild card spot in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, where he will compete...
Commercial Real Estate Tampa

Best 10 Traits of Great Places to Work

~From Work Intelligently Good people are hard to find. Good companies can be even harder. But when both parties get together, great things can happen—the kinds of things that land a company on Best Places to Work lists. So what escalates a company into the echelon of one of the...

Trader Joe’s Celebrates Grand Opening of Tampa Store

Ceremonial Lei-Cutting with Trader Joe’s Captain Aimee Pawelek & the Crew to be Held at 8:00A.M.   MONROVIA, Calif.-Trader Joe’s, a unique, neighborhood grocery store with foods and beverages from the exotic to the basic, will celebrate the opening o...
visit tampa bay

Tampa Convention Sales – $18M in economic impact

Visit Tampa Bay’s Sales Team secured over 43,700 room nights and $18 million in economic impact in second quarter   Visit Tampa Bay ended the second quarter of its fiscal year having booked five major meetings and conventions, securing over 43,700 room nights and $18 million in...