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Sparkman Wharf opens walk-up dining garden on Friday

Looking for an outdoor dining spot with plenty of options for food and seating along The Tampa Riverwalk? Check out 10 new food concepts opening Friday at Sparkman Wharf in downtown Tampa.

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Leading generational change: 1 in 4 at USF is first in family to attend college

Leaving home to attend college usually brings major changes for anyone who does it. But being the first in your family to do so presents a host of special challenges that not everyone faces. Meet four USF first-generation students and what motivates them.

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In her own words: A Golden Bull from India tells her story

The Golden Bull Award is one of USF's highest honors given annually to up to 20 undergraduate and graduate students who "encompass the spirit of USF and have demonstrated its values.'' One recipient enrolled in the Muma College of Business shares her story as inspiration for others.

Innovation NewsConstruction is expected to begin early in 2019.

Embarc Collective seeks right mix to grow local entrepreneurial ecosystem

Embarc Collective, a hub of services designed to support and grow the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, is now accepting applications from companies and individuals who want to be part of the innovative experience when it opens in 2019 in downtown Tampa.


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West Tampa's famed clock tower cigar factory may have found a new owner

The latest sale of a West Tampa cigar factory involves a new owner interested in converting the red brick structure for mixed uses.

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Two apartment towers coming to Water Street Tampa

Two new apartment buildings just off The Tampa Riverwalk are the latest developments underway in the Channel District, adding to downtown Tampa's growing urban scene.

Feature StoryCari Coats is Co-Founder of Accendo Leadership Advisory Group.

Women thought leaders: Bridging the gender gap in Tampa Bay

Women-led groups throughout the Tampa Bay Area offer opportunities to learn more about pay equity issues, the gender gap, networking opportunities and mentoring.

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Urban investors, construction crews reshape downtown Tampa near waterfront

2019 will be a big year for downtown Tampa's booming Channel District as several new projects, including a full-service grocery store, open for business or near completion. Read up on the latest.

Feature StoryA woman weaves with silk at her small island village near Muang Ngoi in Laos.

83 Degrees photographer among this year’s Dali Dozen

Who are the up-and-coming artists from the Tampa Bay Area featured during the Dali Dozen, an annual holiday showcase at St. Pete’s iconic Salvador Dali Museum? Read more.

Innovation NewsJamie Lawless is the Executive Director of the new Tampa Center of Baker McKenzie, to be fully functional by 2020.

Job news: Global law firm to open Tampa shared-services center

The global law firm, Baker McKenzie, is making plans for a shared services center in Tampa. Solar Source of Largo acquires Superior Solar Systems in Orlando. Plus a Lutz training and career development company, Access Computer Training, gears up to serve the veterans market after gaining approval to offer services paid for with Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.

For GoodDelores Coe, left, and Leslie Elsasser are organizers of the Breaking Barriers program for vets.

Veterans participate in pilot art program at USF

U.S Army vet Michael Congdon is building a new life in Tampa Bay with help from the University of South Florida, where he is involved in a Breaking Barriers art program for veterans.

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Historic Grand Lady of Dunedin hotel welcomes first guests

The hotel features 83 renovated guest rooms, a rooftop bar with waterfront views, indoor and outdoor event space, and the HEW Parlor & Chophouse, a chef-driven restaurant with a long whiskey list.

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The Tempo opens, brings more affordable apartments to Downtown Tampa

The Tempo differs from other ENCORE! Tampa apartments in that it has larger apartments with 3- and 4-bedrooms designed for families.

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For Good: St. Pete nonprofit builds tiny houses for homeless vets

Celebrate Outreach is tackling the growing problem of homeless vets with a novel solution: Build top quality tiny houses that cost little and are sustainable. Read how they are doing it and how you can contribute.

Feature StoryRocky the Bull dates back to 1974.

10 things that may surprise you about USF

Did you know that you, your friends and anyone else can access many classes and services provided at the University of South Florida? Learn how and where.

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Tampa Bay hosts Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrations

Tampa Bay is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week with events that include Techstar Startup Weekend and USF Connect’s Building Entrepreneurship Around TampaBay.


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Downtowner attracts national attention to the Tampa urban scene

Find out what changes are afoot for the Downtowner, downtown Tampa’s free app-based on-demand ride service.

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University of Tampa to revamp arts studio into maker space

The University of Tampa will update its arts studios into maker spaces, where students will have better access to cutting-edge creative tools and technologies, such as laser cutters and 3D printers.

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Historic Lee Elementary in Tampa to be rebuilt following fire

Insurance will pay for much of the renovation of the historic school in the Tampa Heights neighborhood just north of downtown. The Hillsborough Education Foundation is seeking donations to cover additional expenses, such as classroom supplies. 

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Tampa Bay Area thought leaders: Fast train, last-mile transportation options key to better future

Additional transportation options that would be possible if a penny sales tax referendum passes in Hillsborough County would help ensure success for a potential Tampa to Orlando high-speed train expansion. 

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