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Friday, Oct 31, 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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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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What riding Lyft and Uber is really like

Published:   |   Updated: September 19, 2014 at 03:13 PM

So I've now taken several rides on Lyft and Uber, and I might have met the nicest person in Tampa.

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Free iPhone6? Not a joke, here's how

Published:   |   Updated: September 12, 2014 at 04:06 PM
By Richard Mullins

Yes, it's true, you can get a free new iPhone, but the coolest announcement is actually the mobile payment system Apple Pay.

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Focusing on customer service

Published:   |   Updated: September 6, 2014 at 09:07 PM
TBO.com staff

In this week's podcast, business reporter Richard Mullins and TBO.com's Olivia Stacey discuss the importance of customer service and what happens when that focus goes awry.

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Mexican restaurants dominate new offerings

Published:   |   Updated: August 29, 2014 at 07:13 PM
By Richard Mullins

In this week's podcast, business reporter Richard Mullins and TribTV's Ashley Reams Mistretta discuss new restaurants coming soon to the area.

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Luring high rollers to Hard Rock

Published:   |   Updated: August 22, 2014 at 04:08 PM

Rich Mullins and Olivia Stacey discuss how the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is tailoring its efforts to lure big-money visitors from around the world.

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