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.
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.
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.
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.
New restaurants made out of actual shipping containers, the steel ones, are opening.
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.
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.
By RICH MULLINS
Quite a few restaurants, breweries and other eateries are choosing the bungalow-heavy neighborhood to set down roots.
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.
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.
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.