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Monday, Mar 02, 2015

Richard Mullins Columns

Is this the last chapter for Radio Shack?

Is this the last chapter for Radio Shack?

TAMPA — Ahmed Manasrah‘s face fell into shock and then despair as he turned the corner in Tampa to find his closest Radio Shack store was closed and crews of workers were inside taking apart the shelving.
Published: 03/01/15

Radio Shack and other concerns

In a lightning round session, Richard Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss several topics, including the state of Radio Shack.
Published: 02/27/15

Parking services company buys Northern Trust building, property downtown

The Northern Trust bank building and the entire block it sits on downtown are being sold to the company founded by brothers Jason and John Accardi, who control Seven One Seven Parking Services Inc.
Published: 02/26/15
HSN reports 10 percent sales growth in fourth quarter

HSN reports 10 percent sales growth in fourth quarter

Television, online and catalog retailer HSN Inc. racked up another quarter of fast-improving financial results, selling more electronics, home design goods and kitchen gear.
Published: 02/26/15
Davidoff of Geneva plans cigar store in Tampa

Davidoff of Geneva plans cigar store in Tampa

TAMPA — Many cigar stores now feature a walk-in humidor closet that keeps their premium selection fresh. Soon, Tampa will have an ultra-high-end cigar store where the entire store is a humidor.
Published: 02/26/15
Johnson & Johnson could bring 700 jobs to Tampa area

Johnson & Johnson could bring 700 jobs to Tampa area

State and Hillsborough County officials are working on a taxpayer-funded incentive package aimed at luring the pharmaceutical and consumer goods giant Johnson & Johnson to add upwards of 700 jobs here that would pay an average annual wage of at least $75,000.
Published: 02/26/15
Downtown Tampa pizza maker expanding to Orlando

Downtown Tampa pizza maker expanding to Orlando

TAMPA ­— The smell of warm garlic, pizza dough and tomato sauce wafts throughout the petite Bavaro’s pizza restaurant in downtown Tampa, often drawing a full-house crowd....
Published: 02/25/15
Besito prepares to open at WestShore Plaza in March

Besito prepares to open at WestShore Plaza in March

Operators of the new Besito Mexican restaurant coming to Tampa have now set March 25 as their opening date, and they already know the first major challenge on opening day: Helping people understand what they mean by upscale or “white tablecloth...
Published: 02/23/15
Updated: 02/24/15
It’s an excellent time for the eclectic shopper

It’s an excellent time for the eclectic shopper

Besides a slew of weekend pop-up farmers markets, at least two new food and craft markets are opening up this week, one in Ybor City and the other in Seminole Heights, and both are offering a quirky, ultra-indie alternative to shopping at the mall.
Published: 02/22/15
Bloomin’ ending lease for A La Carte event venue

Bloomin’ ending lease for A La Carte event venue

TAMPA — One of the area’s top-tier event spaces will need to find a new crew to operate the property, as the parent company of Outback Steakhouse is stepping back from its role running the A La Carte Event Pavilion....
Published: 02/21/15