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As home sale prices rise, a lack of homes makes it tough on buyers

Home sale prices continued to rise both nationally and statewide in April as a prolonged dearth of available homes on the market is making it tough on buyers. A total of 24,804 single-family homes changed hands across Florida last month, up 4.1 perce...
Published: 05/24/18
Brink: A 25-cent hike in the federal gas tax is a rotten idea for Florida

Brink: A 25-cent hike in the federal gas tax is a rotten idea for Florida

No matter your politics, the proposed 25-cent hike in the federal gas tax is a lousy idea.Itís regressive, burdening the poor and working class more than the rich.Federal interference with state transportation projects can raise costs, layer on regul...
Published: 05/24/18
Tutor looks to empower athletes in Wesley Chapel

Tutor looks to empower athletes in Wesley Chapel

Rashay Hudson operates a tutoring business in Wesley Chapel, and NaDorian Hudson has played basketball his entire life, including in college and the ABA. Now, the husband and wife duo are combining their areas of expertise with a new program for kids...
Published: 05/24/18
Bar builder finds solid success in Tampa

Bar builder finds solid success in Tampa

TAMPA ó Ever since he was a little boy, Chris Davenport loved to build things with Legos and erector sets. As he grew older, he spent time working with his dad, a carpenter, and then took welding classes in high school. While in college studying engi...
Published: 05/24/18
Metro Diner brings fare to South Tampa

Metro Diner brings fare to South Tampa

Metro Diner, having already established several locations across Florida, including St. Petersburg, now brings its large portion-sized comfort food options across the bay.The local diner is slated to open Tuesday (May 29) at 4011 W Kennedy Blvd and w...
Published: 05/24/18
Organic eatery closes doors to Davis Island site for more space

Organic eatery closes doors to Davis Island site for more space

Tasty Roots says goodbye to its current Davis Island location on Saturday (May 26) as it closes to prepare for the opening of a new location in the heart of South Tampa at 3415 W Bay to Bay Blvd.For the last three years, locals have flocked to Tasty ...
Published: 05/24/18
St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authorityís Jordan Park plans

St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authorityís Jordan Park plans

ST. PETERSBURG ó The City Council rejected a request from the St. Petersburg Housing Authority for a letter the agency said would help it proceed with a $43 million makeover of Jordan Park.Thereís also a question about whether the housing authority, ...
Published: 05/24/18
Two vacant lots in the Ďheartí of St. Petersburg. Why does one look so much nicer?

Two vacant lots in the Ďheartí of St. Petersburg. Why does one look so much nicer?

ST. PETERSBURG ó When several old buildings on the 400 block of Central Avenue were demolished two years ago, the owners were required to attractively fence and landscape the property. The reason? To avoid having an unsightly vacant lot in the "heart...
Published: 05/24/18
Riverview chamberís new digs canít top executive directorís passion for people

Riverview chamberís new digs canít top executive directorís passion for people

When Riverview Chamber of Commerce executive director Tanya Doran recently welcomed new members and well-wishers to the chamberís new office, it gave her an opportunity to greet Leslie Forrester.Forrester, owner of Quality Life Massage Therapy, soldi...
Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/25/18
Lee Roy Selmonís original Tampa restaurant is closing, marking the end of an era

Lee Roy Selmonís original Tampa restaurant is closing, marking the end of an era

Lee Roy Selmonís, the restaurant that paid homage to the community icon who rose to fame as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer and grew to become a popular civic leader, will shutter the doors of its original location on Tampaís Boy Scout Boulevard in June.Employ...
Published: 05/23/18
Updated: 05/24/18