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Gobioff Foundation to launch creative placemaking program in September

The Gobioff Foundation is launching a creative placemaking initiative on Sept. 19 and offering up to $30,000 for a project that will improve Tampa through arts and cultural activities.

Dog park + bar in a box proposed for Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa

Picture this: You get home from work, pull on some shorts and a T, and take your dog out for a walk at a new neighborhood bar that lets you sip your favorite local brew while the dog gets down to business. Does life get any better?

MOSI working on move to Channelside District

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is developing a task force to plan, design and raise funds for a new science center in the Channelside District near Amalie Arena. The move is part of Jeff Vinik's redevelopment plan for downtown Tampa. 

The Space theater in West Tampa grows a loyal following

Couches and round tables replace traditional theater seating at The Space in West Tampa, where actors sit in the audience and perform on raised platforms as opposed to a traditional stage. 

Local restaurants, shops emerge in Tampa airport's redevelopment

Tampa International Airport is undergoing a $953-million renovation which includes adding 65 new shops and restaurants. Approximately 40-percent of the restaurants are local, includiing Columbia, Cigar City, RumFish Grill, Buddy Brew and the Café by Mise en Place. 

Tampa Bay area private schools grow, invest in new buildings

Tampa Bay area private schools are investing in their campuses as a way to enrich the educational experience for their students. Academy of the Holy Names, Berkeley Prep and Jesuit High School are each making multi-million dollar improvements. 

Innovative aquaponics facility in Tampa Bay to grow produce, farm fish

Global Aquaponic Inc. will be opening a facility in the Tampa Bay area within the next year.. The facility will use an innovative technique to grow produce and farm fish that uses 90 percent less water than traditional soil-based farming. 

Tech company in Tampa invests $1M in expansion, 45 new jobs

SunView Software, Inc. invests $1-million into expanding its headquarters to build a modern workspace that encourages collaboration and teamwork. The expansion will add 6,000 square feet to the Tampa headquarters as well as 45 new employees. 

Historic Clearwater neighborhood petitions city for brick streets

Historic Harbor Oaks neighborhood in Clearwater may be getting brick streets as a solution to their traffic calming and beautification dilemma. Residents will be polled by the city and if 65 percent are in favor, brick streets will be coming to the neighborhood. The $1.8 million project will be funded by the residents who are seeking the old-fashioned roads. 

USF Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute begins move to downtown Tampa

USF medical students can be closer than ever to hands-on experiences as the new USF Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute breaks ground in downtown Tampa, just five minutes from USF's main teaching hospital, Tampa General. 

Smart Gigabit Community coming to Pasco County, first in U.S.

A Pasco County community has been designated the first planned 'Smart Gigabit Community' in the U.S. by the US Ignite non-profit group. This 'Connected City Corridor" will be planned by Metro Development Group in partnership with Pasco County.

HART, St. Pete College team up on sustainability project

HART and SPC students enrolled in the Sustainability Management program team up to find innovative solutions to reducing solid waste produced by HART.

Revolution Ice Cream Company plans move to Seminole Heights, Tampa

Revolution Ice Cream Company sells about 20 special flavors with names like RumChata (pumpkin-spiced), Pomegranate Rosemary, Eurotrash (Nutella ice cream and Biscoff cookie crumbles), and Porky’s Delight (vanilla with bacon and bacon brittle).

5 new restaurants pick Westshore area of Tampa to call home

Foodie Alert: Five new restaurants to open in the Westshore area including YO! Sushi, TAPS, Doc B's, Lucky Dill and Thai Prime. 

Westchase foodie alert: New restaurants opening

The Westchase area of Tampa welcomes two unique dining options as Tampa Bay Brewing Company opens a second location in the suburbs, and co-founder of Bonefish Grill, Tim Curci brings an innovative twist to the farm-to-table concept. 
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