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Sunday, Apr 26, 2015

Richard Mullins Columns

Ratings shed light on retailers that are thriving and fading

TAMPA — Perhaps there never will be a simple reason why one retailer prospers while another falters. Why did Victoria’s Secret attract pretty much 99 percent of the women’s underwear market while Frederick’s of Hollywood close...
Updated: 21 hours ago
MOSI may move to Vinik’s Channel District project

MOSI may move to Vinik’s Channel District project

Hillsborough County officials confirm they are in advanced talks about how to move the struggling Museum of Science and Industry from Fowler Avenue to the 40-plus-acre area Jeff Vinik is redeveloping on the downtown Tampa waterfront.
Published: 04/25/15
New 272-unit residential project in the works in downtown Tampa

New 272-unit residential project in the works in downtown Tampa

TAMPA — Yet another multi-family housing project is in the works for downtown Tampa, as a South Florida developer is proposing to build a 272-unit complex across the street from the popular Oxford Exchange restaurant and retail shop....
Published: 04/24/15

Podcast: Ranking retailers’ outlook a game of red light, green light

Business writer Rich Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss what retailers are doing great (green light), which ones have hit a bump (yellow light) and which ones are crumbling (red light) in this week’s All Consuming Podcast.
Published: 04/23/15
La Segunda celebrates 100 years of business

La Segunda celebrates 100 years of business

TAMPA—A tiny, yet brave 3-year-old Lillian More snuck up on stage Thursday to join her father Copeland to help celebrate a rare milestone in American business: A family company celebrating 100 years in operation.
Published: 04/23/15

Preservation board OKs Ybor hotel plan

TAMPA — Plans for a sleek four-star hotel in Ybor City cleared a major hurdle Tuesday as the city’s historic preservation authority in Ybor City approved a design plan for the project....
Published: 04/22/15

Sporting goods, home stores eye Dale Mabry Kmart location

TAMPA — A former, and now dormant, Kmart location near Raymond James Stadium may soon find a new life, with two possible candidates in the running — an Academy Sports sporting goods supercenter, or an At Home home goods site....
Published: 04/21/15
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.
Published: 04/20/15
Updated: 04/21/15
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