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Richard Mullins Columns

McDonald’s testing kiosks at Wesley Chapel restaurant

McDonald’s testing kiosks at Wesley Chapel restaurant

TAMPA — A McDonald’s Corp. restaurant in Wesley Chapel is among a select few nationwide to test a distinctly new way for McDonald’s customers to order food: Via a digital kiosk.
Published: 03/25/15
Amazon Hose warehouse demolition underway in Channel District

Amazon Hose warehouse demolition underway in Channel District

TAMPA — Demolition work began this week on the Amazon Hose & Rubber Co. building, one of the last major warehouse buildings left in the downtown Channel District area.
Published: 03/23/15
Updated: 03/24/15
GrillSmith to close South Tampa restaurant

GrillSmith to close South Tampa restaurant

TAMPA—The GrillSmith restaurant location in South Tampa will close by next week, a victim of poor sales, the company said.
Published: 03/23/15

On-the-go bikini waxes, fried chicken and ramen noodles

How does a rapid-fire lunchtime waxing job on unmentionable places sound? Perfect? Horrific? Well, stay tuned, because I have news for you.
Published: 03/22/15
Managing Channelside before and after transformation

Managing Channelside before and after transformation

Temporary fixes will soon make way for major overhauls to the long-struggling waterside complex, Jeff Vinik finalizes a massive renovation plan he hopes to show to the retail and development community in just two months.
Published: 03/20/15
Updated: 03/21/15

Podcast: Rapid (personal) waxing and upscale Ramen coming to Tampa

Rapid (personal) waxing and upscale Ramen coming to Tampa
Published: 03/20/15
Top priority for Vinik’s new development: enjoyable walking

Top priority for Vinik’s new development: enjoyable walking

TAMPA-The master plan for Jeff Vinik's new district remains in effect, even as planners are now looking for new ways to make adjustments and make the walking experience on the street more enjoyable. That very likely will include a new grocery store d...
Published: 03/18/15
Updated: 03/19/15
Miguel’s Mexican restaurant plans satellite taqueria

Miguel’s Mexican restaurant plans satellite taqueria

TAMPA — The wait for a table at Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill in Tampa often stretches to one or two hours on a busy night.
Published: 03/18/15
Serving coffee from a mobile keg? 
That’s how Commune + Co. rolls

Serving coffee from a mobile keg? That’s how Commune + Co. rolls

TAMPA — To many people, the idea of a rolling keg full of coffee sounds like a little bit of heaven.
Published: 03/08/15

New technology, social media dragging down Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers International Inc. is going on a crash diet, and the goal is to shed some serious weight: At least $100 million in annual costs from the company’s waistline.
Published: 03/08/15