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Starbucks ends ban for Tampa advocate for disabled after parking flap

Starbucks ends ban for Tampa advocate for disabled after parking flap

Rob Rowen was so strident in challenging people who occupy handicap spaces at a local Starbucks without a permit that he was banned. He has been welcomed back with a promise to improve the parking situation, but he still wants more for the disabled from the company.
Published: 07/27/15
Updated: 07/28/15

Lyft lawsuit in Tampa says drivers are employees

TAMPA — A Riverview man has filed what he hopes will be a nationwide class action suit against ride-hailing company Lyft Inc., alleging Lyft designates its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees to avoid paying minimum wage an...
Published: 07/27/15
Shipt to offer Publix deliveries for $99 a year in Tampa Bay area

Shipt to offer Publix deliveries for $99 a year in Tampa Bay area

A service that officers members unlimited same-day grocery deliveries for $99 a year is coming to the Tampa Bay area.
Published: 07/27/15
Company buys Raytheon property, plans mixed-use development

Company buys Raytheon property, plans mixed-use development

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Louis company that specializes in redeveloping environmentally troubled properties has acquired the controversial 29-acre Raytheon property, calling it a “pure opportunity” for mixed-use development. ...
Published: 07/27/15
Long-awaited Brandon Bass Pro Shops opens Wednesday

Long-awaited Brandon Bass Pro Shops opens Wednesday

For weeks now, some 300 associates have worked at folding, hanging, decorating and organizing apparel, fishing rods, guns and hiking boots at the new Bass Pro Shops.
Published: 07/25/15
Updated: 07/26/15
Millennials now make up a major percentage of U.S. workforce

Millennials now make up a major percentage of U.S. workforce

Take note, human resources departments. Millennials, generally described as those who came of age toward the turn of the 21st century, now make up the largest share of the U.S. workforce.
Published: 07/25/15
Updated: 07/26/15

Hillsborough businesses ready to cheer sales tax hike for transportation

TAMPA — Business organizations are gearing up to lead the campaign to pass a half-cent sales tax for transportation projects if county commissioners agree to put the tax on the November 2016 ballot.
Published: 07/25/15
Leiweke leaves Bolts to become NFL’s chief operating officer

Leiweke leaves Bolts to become NFL’s chief operating officer

Tod Leiweke is heading to New York to be the NFL's No. 2 executive. In Tampa, he was responsible for everything from designing the Lightning's new jerseys, renovating Amalie Arena and working with Jeff Vinik's development group planning a major renovation of the Channel District.
Published: 07/24/15
Updated: 07/25/15
Duckweed to open second market, in Tampa’s Channel District

Duckweed to open second market, in Tampa’s Channel District

TAMPA — Duckweed, a popular urban market, plans to open a new location at the Place in Channelside, 912 Channelside Drive. The new venue will be about a mile from its first location on North Tampa Street.
Published: 07/24/15
Updated: 07/25/15
Lowry Park Zoo’s new CEO Couceiro is former Busch Gardens VP

Lowry Park Zoo’s new CEO Couceiro is former Busch Gardens VP

Joseph A. Couceiro, vice president of marketing and communications for the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, will return to Tampa and begin his new job Aug. 17.
Published: 07/24/15