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Richard Mullins Columns

Tampa City Center tower sells for $128 million

The 38-story Tampa City Center tower in downtown Tampa has changed hands in what brokers call the largest transaction in the area in recent memory. The tower at 201 N. Franklin St. sold for $128 million.
Updated: 16 hours ago
Upscale SkyHouse tower on the rise in downtown Tampa

Upscale SkyHouse tower on the rise in downtown Tampa Video

TAMPA — Construction project manager Carl Giovenco carefully walks atop a freshly laid concrete pad that forms the top, 23rd floor of the SkyHouse tower as welders and steelworkers form a frenzy of buzzing and pounding all around — seemin...
Published: 10/30/14
Swank hotel proposed on Ybor's Seventh Avenue

Swank hotel proposed on Ybor's Seventh Avenue

There may soon be a striking new four-star, contemporary hotel along Seventh Avenue's main drag.
Published: 10/27/14
Reinventing a night at the movies

Reinventing a night at the movies

Cue spooky movie music.
Published: 10/26/14
Tampa’s newest movie theater focuses on higher-end service

Tampa’s newest movie theater focuses on higher-end service

A new generation of movie theaters focuses on guest experience and higher-end service. Studio Movie Grill has opened its first Tampa-area site, offering a dinner-and-a movie restaurant experience. Customers pick their seats in advance at Studio Movie...
Published: 10/24/14
Del Frisco’s Grille about ready to join the Westshore crowd

Del Frisco’s Grille about ready to join the Westshore crowd

More than 50 potential servers at Del Frisco’s Grille in Tampa huddled over page after page of a written test this last week, trying to score high enough to pass the training phase leading up to the restaurant’s opening this coming week...
Published: 10/24/14
Wow That’s Fresh preps for its debut in Brandon

Wow That’s Fresh preps for its debut in Brandon

If the lime green facade and provocative abbreviation — “WTF” — can bring in the crowds, the owners of the new Wow That’s Fresh restaurant hope the food will keep them coming back....
Published: 10/24/14
Riverview theater set; Studio Movie Grill opening in Tampa

Riverview theater set; Studio Movie Grill opening in Tampa

The Riverview area will soon have its own movie megaplex, as Michigan-based Goodrich Quality Theaters announced plans to build a first-run movie complex at the location of Interstate 75 and Gibsonton Road.
Published: 10/21/14
Updated: 10/22/14
Carmel clarifies, switching name from ‘Café’ to ‘Kitchen’

Carmel clarifies, switching name from ‘Café’ to ‘Kitchen’

A funny thing happened when Carmel Café & Wine Bar opened a location near Philadelphia about eight months ago. People started showing up in the morning looking for coffee and doughnuts because of, well, the word “cafe.” ...
Published: 10/22/14
Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Gonzmart to resurrect Tampa’s historic Goody Goody restaurant

Richard Gonzmart remembers going to the downtown Goody Goody as a kid with his grandfather for burgers, and picking up pies on the way to family parties.
Published: 10/20/14