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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015

Richard Mullins Columns

Frenzy for Target’s Lilly Pulitzer line moves to Ebay

Frenzy for Target’s Lilly Pulitzer line moves to Ebay

Prices, however, are rising to two or three times the original sticker prices for some items, proving the economic maxim that prices will rise amid steep demand for limited supplies.
Updated: 2 hours ago
Dining experience going digital

Dining experience going digital

The era of the tabletop tablet at the restaurant is upon us.
Published: 04/19/15
Tribune fields offers for downtown property

Tribune fields offers for downtown property

Owners of The Tampa Tribune confirmed Friday they are exploring a sale of the newspaper’s downtown headquarters on the Hillsborough River.
Published: 04/17/15

Fredericks of Hollywood goes online only

TAMPA — Racy lingerie retailer Frederick’s of Hollywood is stripping down to just its website, and exiting the physical retail store business entirely....
Published: 04/17/15
Dining experience going digital

Dining experience going digital

Tribune business writer Rich Mullins and TBO’s Olivia Stacey discuss the latest trend among restaurants: Table-top tablets for ordering, playing games and paying for your bill. Whether it’s a good thing depends on your point of view.
Published: 04/17/15
Goody Goody: Revived burger joint to open at Hyde Park Village

Goody Goody: Revived burger joint to open at Hyde Park Village

TAMPA — Ever since Richard Gonzmart bought the dormant Goody Goody brand name last year, he’s been scouting across Tampa Bay for the perfect site to build a reincarnation of the beloved drive-in burger brand....
Published: 04/15/15

Plumbing woes force Brandon Wal-Mart to close six months

TAMPA— Plumbing problems at a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Brandon has forced the store to immediately close for at least six months, according to company officials. A similar problem will close at least four other Wal-Mart sites across the country...
Published: 04/13/15
Updated: 04/14/15
New era dawning for downtown’s Old Tampa Bookstore

New era dawning for downtown’s Old Tampa Bookstore

TAMPA—After 23 years operating the Old Tampa Book Company downtown, David and Ellen Brown are turning over keys to the shop to new owners who hope to bring the store into a new era by reaching out to customers beyond their four walls. ...
Published: 04/13/15
Determining airport restaurant finalists a tedious ordeal

Determining airport restaurant finalists a tedious ordeal

Be humble, yet passionate. Be gracious, yet concise. And above all else, bring bite-sized samples of food and place them tenderly before every person determining your fate.
Published: 04/12/15
2 popular BBQ chains building Tampa links

2 popular BBQ chains building Tampa links

TAMPA — Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition and/or smoked brisket.
Published: 04/11/15