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Sunday, Apr 26, 2015

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Ratings shed light on retailers that are thriving and fading

TAMPA — Perhaps there never will be a simple reason why one retailer prospers while another falters. Why did Victoria’s Secret attract pretty much 99 percent of the women’s underwear market while Frederick’s of Hollywood c...
Updated: 7 hours ago
House OKs end to ‘growler’ prohibition, sends bill to governor

House OKs end to ‘growler’ prohibition, sends bill to governor

The House on Friday joined the Senate in supporting the end of the state’s prohibition on brewers being able to fill 64-ounce containers known as “growlers” for off-site consumption. Currently, brewers can only fill containers of other sizes.
Updated: 22 hours ago
MOSI may move to Vinik’s Channel District project

MOSI may move to Vinik’s Channel District project

Hillsborough County officials confirm they are in advanced talks about how to move the struggling Museum of Science and Industry from Fowler Avenue to the 40-plus-acre area Jeff Vinik is redeveloping on the downtown Tampa waterfront.
Updated: 22 hours ago
‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

‘Stripper mansion’ owner faces fines for code violations

It wasn’t the stripper school that earned the Odessa mansion a unanimous finding of non-compliance by the code enforcement board. The mansion ran afoul of the county by holding special events without a permit and running a business in a residential district.
Updated: 22 hours ago
Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen

Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen

A computer outage hit thousands of Starbucks stores, and some gave away free drinks before many closed early to the dismay of caffeine-craving patrons.
Updated: 23 hours ago
New 272-unit residential project in the works in downtown Tampa

New 272-unit residential project in the works in downtown Tampa

TAMPA — Yet another multi-family housing project is in the works for downtown Tampa, as a South Florida developer is proposing to build a 272-unit complex across the street from the popular Oxford Exchange restaurant and retail shop....
Published: 04/24/15
Wiregrass developer plans more shops, luxury apartments

Wiregrass developer plans more shops, luxury apartments

The developer of The Shops at Wiregrass is moving forward with plans for a second phase just east of the mall that would include more retail and luxury apartments.
Published: 04/24/15

‘Freaknik’ promoters cancel Panama City Beach event

The promoters of an event billed as “Freaknik” are calling off their annual gathering at Panama City Beach because of public reaction to a sexual assault and to a house party during spring break.
Published: 04/24/15
‘Infiltrator’ now filming at 28 sites around Tampa

‘Infiltrator’ now filming at 28 sites around Tampa

TAMPA — “The Infiltrator” starring Bryan Cranston began filming Wednesday morning when director Brad Furman yelled action on the set — the Tampa shipyards on the outskirts of Ybor City.
Published: 04/23/15
Updated: 04/24/15

Podcast: Ranking retailers’ outlook a game of red light, green light

Business writer Rich Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss what retailers are doing great (green light), which ones have hit a bump (yellow light) and which ones are crumbling (red light) in this week’s All Consuming Podcast.
Published: 04/23/15