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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

Richard Mullins Columns

Vinik angling to buy Marriott Waterside, sources say

Vinik angling to buy Marriott Waterside, sources say

Another piece of Jeff Vinik’s plan to redevelop land around Amalie Arena may be falling into place as Vinik is negotiating to buy the Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel, according to people familiar with the situation.
Updated: 6 hours ago

Copperfish partners part ways; more restaurants planned

Partners in the Copperfish Seafood & Oyster Bar in South Tampa are parting ways in a deal that will allow at least one partner to open at least two more restaurants in Florida.
Updated: 9 hours ago
Anyway, the other day I really needed a Lyft
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Anyway, the other day I really needed a Lyft Video

The other day, I met just about the nicest guy I’ve ever met in Tampa. Theodore. He’s a Lyft driver, and he took me to work one day when my car was with the mechanic.
Published: 09/21/14
Apple fans line up early to buy iPhone6

Apple fans line up early to buy iPhone6 Video

Travis Stanford rather shyly confessed Friday that he had more than $1,400 in motivation to stay overnight on the sidewalk at International Plaza mall to be first in line for the iPhone6. He’s got a buyer on the side....
Published: 09/19/14
Amazon gets ready to go at Ruskin warehouse

Amazon gets ready to go at Ruskin warehouse

The first item to arrive into the new Amazon warehouse in Ruskin was a Disney “Frozen” doll of the character Anna ice skating, price $21.99. By this time next week, the warehouse will likely be fully operational and ready to ship out th...
Published: 09/19/14
23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

23-story apartment tower planned to fill downtown Tampa block

Downtown may soon have another major residential tower, as the owners of the long-dormant “Grant” block on North Franklin Street say they have a deal in the works to sell the whole city block to a buyer that plans a major redevelopment.
Published: 09/17/14
Updated: 09/18/14

Tampa Bay charities to receive RNC Host Committee surplus

TAMPA — Scores of area charities are in line to receive money as Tampa’s RNC Host Committee ended up with millions of dollars left over from the 2012 political convention — potentially one of the widest and largest one-time donat...
Published: 09/16/14
Hillsborough’s top taxi, limo inspector charged with DUI

Hillsborough’s top taxi, limo inspector charged with DUI

TAMPA — Hillsborough County’s top taxi and limo inspector is on administrative leave after he was pulled over by sheriff’s deputies and charged with driving under the influence.
Published: 09/16/14
A simple way to pay

A simple way to pay

If Apple has a knack for anything, it’s taking a confusing, cumbersome, overly techie gadget or service and coming up with a super-simple solution that turbocharges a whole market. Apple killed off Napster with iTunes. Apple eclipsed a dozen d...
Published: 09/14/14

Del Frisco’s Grille to hire 150 workers

Soon-to-open upscale restaurant Del Frisco’s Grille plans to hire 150 staff to work at the new Tampa location at 4010 Boy Scout Blvd., including posts as server, sommelier, bartender, host/hostess, bussers, line, prep, broiler cooks, dishwashe...
Published: 09/12/14