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What's next for downtown Clearwater? Breweries, restaurants, shops add to urban scene

House of Beer, Inoculum Ale Works and other breweries are looking to open in downtown Clearwater in coming months, adding jobs and urban lifestyle amenities.

West River Flats apartments in West Tampa, close to University of Tampa and one mile from downtown.

Urban lifestyle challenge: Building sweet digs millennials can afford

Rising housing costs are creating opportunities for building smaller homes and apartments to meet demand created by young professionals, creatives and empty nesters who want to live in or near Tampa Bay Area downtowns.

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SPARK success stories: Crescent Womb's infant safety beds

A young first-time father in Pinellas County creates Crescent Womb, a mesh fabric cradle to lessen his fears about the dangers of SIDS. Learn how Clearwater Business SPARK helped him take the idea to market.

BeachTran rendering at Clearwater Beach.

Clearwater company pushes futuristic solution to local traffic congestion

Passenger pods moving along a guide rail could deliver beachgoers from downtown Clearwater to Pier 60 and back with stops in between. Learn more.

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Evidence of Tampa Bay Area's growing tech hub: Clearwater counts 50 tech companies, 2K jobs

Dozens of fast-growing tech companies, many garnering national attention for talent and innovation, now call Clearwater home. Read more.

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For Good: Clearwater-based social enterprise helps immigrants gain financial literacy

Tampa Bay is one of the top 25 destinations in the U.S. for new immigrants from around the world. Project Prosper teaches them how navigate the often-complicated world of finance, banking and credit.

Daniels Ikajevs, and Simee Adhikari, co-founders of The Ring in Clearwater.

Uniquely designed co-working space emerges in downtown Clearwater

The Ring, designed as a healthy indoor space aiming for WELL certification, is creating spatial support for entrepreneurs as part of downtown Clearwater’s revitalization.

Second Century Studios grand opening in downtown Clearwater.

New shops, new housing spur revitalization of downtown Clearwater

Momentum builds in downtown Clearwater as Imagine Clearwater referendum passes and downtown activity increases, including the opening of The Nolen multi-family, mixed-use development, and Second Century Studios & Bazaar Art Co-op.

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Book excerpt: Florida's Fishing Legends and Pioneers by Doug Kelly

83 Degrees periodically publishes excerpts from books by local Tampa Bay Area authors. Read an excerpt from "Florida's Fishing Legends and Pioneers'' by Journalist Doug Kelly of Clearwater.

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Why should Amazon pick the Tampa Bay Area for its new HQ?

As Amazon looks to the future and where to strategically position itself for growth, Tampa Bay Area community leaders suggest why it makes sense to be here.

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Local entrepreneurs carve out niche in paleo food scene

Tampa Bay Area companies and consumers embrace popularity of paleo lifestyle, turning hobbies and lifestyle choices into profitable businesses.

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Best way to get to Clearwater Beach? Ferry alleviates traffic, parking woes

Clearwater Ferry to expand services to Dunedin this fall as ridership between downtown and Clearwater Beach continues to grow.

View from the Opal Suite.

Where to stay in Clearwater? Check out new beach hotels

New hotels along Clearwater Beach -- from super luxury to family-oriented chains and motels to Airbnb homes -- are creating jobs and lifting the local economy. Nearby shops and restaurants are also doing well.

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Where to invest? Clearwater rezoning plan encourages redevelopment along U.S. 19

New zoning and design standards are designed to encourage investments and spur economic growth along U.S. 19 through Clearwater in Pinellas County.

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Moving to Tampa, St. Pete: How to plug into local sailing scene

What makes the Tampa Bay Area a port of call for so many sailors? Whether you’re a cruiser, a kid, an expert sailor or a true beginner with dreams of the open Gulf, this is a great place to embark. Cue Styx on the playlist -- let’s sail away.
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