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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

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Arigato Japanese restaurants go out of business

Arigato Japanese Steak House, a longtime staple with locations in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, has gone out of business.
Updated: 54 mins ago

Hillsborough collects record $21.9 million in bed taxes

TAMPA — News coming out of Tampa’s tourism office is nothing less than sunny, with little chance of rain for the remainder of the fiscal year. The county collected a record amount in bed taxes as of August, contributing some $21.9 milli...
Updated: 1 hour ago
41-story condo planned for prime downtown St. Pete property

41-story condo planned for prime downtown St. Pete property

ST. PETERSBURG — A West Palm Beach developer has revealed plans for perhaps the most prime piece of undeveloped real estate in the city’s downtown.
Updated: 4 hours ago
23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

Downtown may soon have another major residential tower, as the owners of the long-dormant “Grant” block on North Franklin Street say they have a deal in the works to sell the whole city block to a buyer that plans a major redevelopment.
Updated: 6 hours ago
Hillsborough commission OKs domestic partner registry

Hillsborough commission OKs domestic partner registry

TAMPA — Continuing to shed a longtime reputation for intolerance, Hillsborough County commissioners moved two issues forward Wednesday important to gays and lesbians.
Updated: 18 hours ago

County approves funding for affordable housing projects

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County Commission approved funding Wednesday for two projects that will help fill the void in affordable housing.
Updated: 19 hours ago
Vinik withdraws rezoning request for downtown office tower

Vinik withdraws rezoning request for downtown office tower

TAMPA — A company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has withdrawn an application to rezone a downtown tract for a major office building near Amalie Arena.
Published: 09/16/14

Tampa Bay charities to receive RNC Host Committee surplus

TAMPA — Scores of area charities are in line to receive money as Tampa’s RNC Host Committee ended up with millions of dollars left over from the 2012 political convention — potentially one of the widest and largest one-time donat...
Published: 09/16/14

Port authority moves to build road at Port Redwing

APOLLO BEACH — The Tampa Port Authority Board on Tuesday paved the way for future industrial and manufacturing development at Port Redwing, approving a bid to build a road on to the peninsula.
Published: 09/16/14

Port Tampa Bay discussing development with nearby landowners

TAMPA — Port officials are taking the next step toward developing vacant land along Channelside Drive, setting up meetings with stakeholders including the City of Tampa, nearby landowners and businessman Jeff Vinik, among others....
Published: 09/16/14