Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee create new concept store bringing bagels and specialty coffee together under one roof. Grand opening on December 9th will offer first 50 guests a coupon book containing weekly coupons for free coffee, bagels and schmear for a year.
Hyde Park Village announces the opening of three new retailers and a steakhouse, which are all set to open next year. Additions include Suit Supply, which sells upscale suits for men, The Shade Store, a home décor company, Vineyard Vines, a clothing store, and Meat Market, a steakhouse.
Plans move ahead on Main Street Landing development project in downtown New Port Richey. The development plans include three towers covering a city block, with 93 residential units and commercial space as well.
Sarasota-based Neal Communities builds eight new home communities in 2015, with plans to build three more by mid 2016. Communities are spread out south of Tampa, in Sarasota, Bradenton, Riverview, Lakewood Ranch, Apollo Beach and Estero.
SPC receives state funding to complete construction on new Bay Pines STEM Learning Center. The $4.7 million project will serve SPC students, Pinellas County schoolteachers as well as secondary school students and students from other colleges on STEM-related projects.
HART and SPC students enrolled in the Sustainability Management program team up to find innovative solutions to reducing solid waste produced by HART.
Coastal Cantina will offer Florida coastal cuisine with Latin flair. Crooked Thumb Brewery will offer a wide range of craft beers, wine and ciders.
St. Petersburg College purchases two buildings from the St. Petersburg Housing Authority in mid-town area of St. Petersburg in an effort to help stabilize the struggling neighborhood.
Tampa Bay-based Toffee to Go will be Hyde Park Village's first pop-up storefront just in time for the holiday season. The specialty store was made popular after being featured as one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2013.
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).
The Reed at ENCORE! Tampa is now complete and fully occupied. The Reed is part of a larger planned community located between downtown Tampa and Ybor City, which covers 12 city blocks.
The new Waterline Resort on Anna Maria Island will feature waterfront suites, a marina and a restaurant. The Waterline marina will have 50 boat slips for charters, eco-tours, guided fishing excursions or daily sunset cruises.
BayCare Health System signs agreement to acquire Bartow Regional Medical Center in Polk County. This will be the second hospital run by BayCare in Polk County.
Foodie Alert: Five new restaurants to open in the Westshore area including YO! Sushi, TAPS, Doc B's, Lucky Dill and Thai Prime.
New luxury apartments coming to the Westshore area of Tampa include The Westly apartments, a 262-unit complex with the first units becoming available in June 2016.