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Richard Mullins Columns

Vinik plan requires public infrastructure money

Vinik plan requires public infrastructure money

TAMPA — The revitalization of the downtown Channel District will not come free for taxpayers.
Published: 12/17/14
Updated: 12/18/14

Vinik’s plans include more than $1 billion in construction

Jeff Vinik isn’t just developing some new buildings in the Channel District. He’s remaking an entire area of downtown into a new neighborhood, and nearly building a second skyline for Tampa’s urban identity.
Published: 12/17/14
Updated: 12/18/14
Vinik to unveil plans today for Tampa's Channel District

Vinik to unveil plans today for Tampa's Channel District

Jeff Vinik’s sweeping plan for the waterfront downtown came into a bit more focus Tuesday as he won control of a slew of parking lots and garages adjacent to the cruise ship terminals and a lot to the long-struggling Channelside Bay Plaza.
Published: 12/16/14
Updated: 12/17/14

Order by Monday to give Santa enough time

Whatever online retailers or shipping companies promise, Mark Wulfraat says he would not wait past Monday to order a present if it were critical to be there by Christmas.
Published: 12/09/14
Updated: 12/14/14
Vinik buys another prominent parcel in downtown Tampa

Vinik buys another prominent parcel in downtown Tampa

Strategic Property Partners LLC, the land-acquisition company Jeff Vinik controls, acquired a 4.122-acre parcel at Florida Avenue and Whiting Street — roughly three quarters of a city block. Paperwork on the transaction has not become available at Hillsborough County databases.
Published: 12/12/14
Updated: 12/13/14

Brass Tap to open Ybor City restaurant

Ybor City will soon have another national brand name operating on Seventh Avenue.
Published: 12/12/14
Rivergate Tower, aka 'beer can building,' sold for $59.6 million

Rivergate Tower, aka 'beer can building,' sold for $59.6 million

Lake Worth-based In-Rel Properties Inc. sold the 31-story tower at 400 N. Ashley Drive to New York-based Mount Kellett Capital management this week for $59.6 million.
Published: 12/11/14
Updated: 12/12/14
Prototype electric Harley-Davidson rolls in Brandon

Prototype electric Harley-Davidson rolls in Brandon

The iconic American motorcycle company is touring Florida this week to show off an advanced prototype (not for sale yet) electric-powered motorcycle called the “LiveWire.”
Published: 12/11/14
Updated: 12/12/14
Lofty plans in the works for The Heights development

Lofty plans in the works for The Heights development

The 43-acre mixed-use project on the Hillsborough River north of downtown Tampa will include a food market, an apartment complex, office space, restaurants and a lengthy expansion of the Riverwalk.
Published: 12/11/14

South Tampa plan tied to Vinik has rental units

Jeff Vinik is getting into the South Tampa apartment game, at least as an investor.
Published: 12/11/14