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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.

Water fountains in Tampa Theatre are works of art.

Urban Stimuli: A peek inside restoration of Tampa Theatre

Cherished landmark Tampa Theatre completes one phase of major restoration thanks to a collaborative and multiparty commitment to preservation.

Architect Paul Westlake

Q&A: Principal Architect Paul Westlake, Tampa Theatre restoration

If money was unlimited, what would the architect leading the restoration of Tampa Theatre propose doing? Learn more in an exclusive Q&A with 83 Degrees.

Charles Gallagher paints his first mural outside Cafe Hey and Oceanic Restaurant Equipment.

Heights Walls take public art in Tampa to new heights

Creative placemaking at work: Heights Walls aims to turn blank buildings into artworks reflecting community, creating civic pride, enhancing sense of place. 

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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Bookstore trend: 321 Books opens brick-and-mortar store to take on Amazon

The independent book company’s unique business model finds success at Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg.

A historic home at Lang's Bungalow Court in St. Pete.

Reuse, rebuild, repurpose: St. Pete historic buildings get new leases on life

1920-era buildings in St. Pete like the Euclid School and Uptown Historic Flats have been transformed into cool apartment buildings. Quirky pockets of the city like Al Lang Court are getting historic designation.

Phillip Connor and Artist Carrie Jadus at the new Arts XChange for artist entrepreneurs in St. Pete.

Arts Xchange opens in Warehouse Arts District, St. Pete

The nonprofit Arts Xchange will house 28 artist studios and event space for gallery openings, private and public parties and educational classes.

Ashly Anderson, senior design manager for Downtown Tampa Partnership

Q&A: Ashly Anderson and Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown Partnership

When President and CEO Christine Burdick retires from her post at the Tampa Downtown Partnership, she will leave behind a team of creative thought leaders working to enhance the city's urban scene. Meet two key team members.

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Channel District grows along waterfront in Tampa

Looking across the horizon of downtown Tampa, what do you see? Construction cranes hovering over the Channel District as apartments, hotels and new shops emerge to create a walkable urban community.

VPK class at Reddick Elementary.

Opportunity knocks: Shaping the future of Wimauma

As growth expands to Hillborough County’s SouthShore, Wimauma is working to control its destiny in five key areas: transportation, public safety and security, affordable housing and healthcare, education resources for children, youth and adults; and recreational facilities for children, youth and families. Here’s a look at how they’re doing.

OE is for Oxford Exchange.

Urban Stimuli: The Oxford Exchange in Tampa

Five years after opening, the Oxford Exchange in Tampa continues to be an example of creative placemaking that stimulates additional investment in a neighborhood and helps define an urban area. Learn how OE has evolved and what’s next.  

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Placemaking in Tampa: The Hall on Franklin opens to rave reviews, big crowds

The Hall on Franklin is expected to be a major catalyst that drives further investments in the emerging Heights neighborhoods north of downtown Tampa.

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Downtown Tampa transformation continues with prep for West River

On the west bank of the Hillsborough River near downtown Tampa, community leaders are striving to build a better future from the rubble of a sometimes troubled past.

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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