Richard Mullins Columns
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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.
In a lightning round session, Richard Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss several topics, including the state of Radio Shack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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...
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.
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....
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