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Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

All Consuming

a podcast by Richard Mullins

The Tampa Tribune writer surveys the world of restaurant and retail, focusing on the many things you can buy with your credit card.

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All Consuming: Holiday rush hits independent shop owners

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BY RICH MULLINSTribune staff

One great thing about talking to independent shop owners during the holidays is how they have such wonderfully random experiences.

Sure, sure, Best Buy provides national stats on sales of HDTVs, and Macy’s quarterly results can reflect the national optimism — or lack thereof — about spending.

But talk to owners of indie bike shops, chocolate stores, kitchen gadget shops and horse saddle showrooms and you hear how the holidays are all over the map from one place to another.

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All Consuming: Go gourmet on Turkey Day the easy way

Published:   |   Updated: November 21, 2014 at 04:56 PM
By Richard Mullins

Tampa Tribune business writer Rich Mullins sits down with co-host Olivia Stacey to talk the latest trends in the consumer landscape. This week, they discuss people buying their holiday feast from restaurants rather than labor in the kitchen.

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All Consuming podcast: The man who invented Christmas

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Tampa Tribune business writer Rich Mullins sits down with co-host Olivia Stacey to talk the latest trends in the consumer landscape. This week, a discussion of Charles Dickens, the book “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” and the business of Christmas.

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A Movable Feast, in Shipping Containers

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Tribune staff

New restaurants made out of actual shipping containers, the steel ones, are opening.

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Hunting for an oasis amid chaos

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In yet another example of a product that offers an increasingly rare quality in today’s insanely over-connected world (simplicity), we bring you the Hemingwrite. Think of it as a a hybrid of the classic old typewriter you found in your Dad’s old stuff and an Amazon Kindle reader.

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Tampa’s newest movie theater focuses on higher-end service

Published:   |   Updated: October 24, 2014 at 04:45 PM
TBO.com staff

A new generation of movie theaters focuses on guest experience and higher-end service. Studio Movie Grill has opened its first Tampa-area site, offering a dinner-and-a movie restaurant experience. Customers pick their seats in advance at Studio Movie Grill. They also order food right from their seats.

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New Seminole Heights eateries offer unique experiences

Published:   |   Updated: October 17, 2014 at 06:23 PM
By RICH MULLINS

Quite a few restaurants, breweries and other eateries are choosing the bungalow-heavy neighborhood to set down roots.

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Amazon's new site key to Sunday delivery of packages

Published:   |   Updated: October 10, 2014 at 04:35 PM
TBO.com staff

In this week's podcast, business reporter Richard Mullins and TBO.com's Olivia Stacey talk about Amazon's new “Sortation” site in Davenport. The site will be the key to Sunday delivery of packages.

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'Vinik-ville' will reshape Tampa's horizon

Published:   |   Updated: October 3, 2014 at 02:20 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik continues to put his stamp on Channelside by purchasing the Tampa Marriott Waterside hotel and getting approval to build another hotel next to Amalie Arena. In this week's podcast, business reporter Richard Mullins and TBO.com's Olivia Stacey discuss what these developments — as well as the razing of the former Newk's restaurant — means for that area.

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Vinikville? Gatesland? Bill Gates' company joins Tampa redevelopment project

Published:   |   Updated: September 26, 2014 at 05:12 PM

In this week's podcast, business reporter Richard Mullins and TBO.com's Olivia Stacey talk about news that Bill Gates' company, Cascade Investment, is partnering with Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik to redevelop the area around the Amalie Arena.

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