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Tampa boutique grocer Duckweed to open in Westshore Marina District

Westshore Marina District master developer BTI Partners starts its retail announcements with a new grocery store run by Duckweed Urban Market.

Feature StoryWhere everyone belongs tour

Where Everyone Belongs: The Ringling creates inclusive family spaces within art galleries

The Ringling, Florida's state museum in Sarasota, strives for diversity and inclusion with the expansion of its community outreach programs to nontraditional neighborhoods and families with special needs.

Feature StoryWestshore Development Forum

What's next for Westshore? Lots of new apartments, hotels, offices, etc.

Already a major retail and office market, several new apartments, shops, and workspaces promise to transform the Westshore District of Tampa.

Development NewsMidtown groundbreaking

Midtown Tampa goes vertical, plans to open by 2021 Super Bowl

The long-planned Midtown Tampa development starts construction and announces high-profile tenants

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2nd Crystal Lagoon breaks ground in South Hillsborough

On the heels of the Tampa Bay Area's first crystal lagoon in Wesley Chapel in Pasco County, a second gets under construction in Southshore Bay in Wimauma in southern Hillsborough County.

Development NewsLiveWork Studio's Echo Quilt, 2018 recipient of the T² Grant.

2019 Treasure Tampa grant goes to Art2Action for placemaking project

Creative placemaking is more than just a buzzword for Tampa Bay Area community leaders and cultural organizations: The overarching goal is to implement creative projects that cater to a community by shaping neighborhoods, bringing a sense of pride and inspiration to local folks from all backgrounds. Read more.

Feature StoryWalk to School Wednesdays in Hillsborough County

Sidewalk Stompers take strides for pedestrian safety

A group of parents advocates on behalf of more and better sidewalks to increase safety for pedestrians, especially schoolchildren, in Tampa and Hillsborough County. Learn more.

Feature StoryMade in Florida

Book excerpt: Made in Florida by Art Levy

"Made in Florida'' is a compilation of 90 “Florida Icon” interviews published in Florida Trend magazine between 2007 and 2018. Read an excerpt.

Innovation News.

Innovation Fusion event in Tampa focuses on tech in sports

Innovation in sports is the focus of the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator's annual Innovation Fusion event coming up May 22 at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC. 

Development NewsPreparing for a hurricane.

How should downtown Tampa prepare for hurricane season?

The Tampa Downtown Partnership will host an event in early June to share expert advice on hurricane preparedness.

Development NewsSunshine City mural.

Call for artists: Creative Pinellas launches mural partnership with Pinellas County

Creative Pinellas is seeking mural proposals from local artists as part of a partnership with Pinellas County to transform underutilized spaces in a public right-of-way into art.  

Development NewsAshley Simmons and Shaun Noonan with the popular Orlando vegan restaurant Dixie Dharma, now at Armature Works.

Top vegan eatery Dixie Dharma now in Tampa

Armature Works continues to grow into a destination for foodies with the addition of award-winning Orlando area vegan eatery Dixie Dharma. 

Development NewsArtist's rendering of the Ferman Center for the Arts at the University of Tampa.

UT breaks ground on transformative arts center

University of Tampa's campus redevelopment continues with construction on a 90,000-square-foot state-of-the-art center for its performing and fine arts programs. 

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Florida's growth challenges state's energy future

A massive parade of new residents, businesses, and jobs is moving to Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida's most talked about re-invented, revitalized cities. The challenge for the state’s utilities, including Tampa Electric Co. and Duke Energy, is finding the right mix of safe, reliable and affordable energy sources to support projected growth.

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Commuter story: Flying weekly Boston to Tampa to work

When a good job beckons, what's a rising star to do? A local healthcare executive keeps his family home in Boston while commuting by plane to Tampa to work. This is the latest in a series of Commuter Story features in 83 Degrees.

Innovation NewsLindsey Zielinski recently opened Body20 in South Tampa with 20-minute session workouts to target all major muscle groups in a quick session.

New tech-based fitness concepts open in Tampa Bay Area

Two new fitness concepts, Body20 and F45, aim to provide high-energy, structured workouts in a shorter amount of time, and with the use of technology, they're making it easier for their members to track progress. 

Innovation NewsTampa startup Immertec took the $100,000 grand prize at the Rise of the Rest tour's pitch competition.

Tampa startup Immertec wins Rise of the Rest pitch competition

The local competition reflects the Tampa Bay Area's continued emergence as one of the nation's fastest-growing and most innovative tech hubs.

Development NewsPublix coming soon to Channel District in Tampa.

What do Tampa downtown dwellers want? Latest survey results are in

The latest biennial survey from the Tampa Downtown Partnership shows a growing downtown population that loves the evolving urban scene but yearns for more lifestyle, mobility, and shopping options. What more do they want? Read all about it.

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Clearwater's next emerging neighborhood? North Marina district

Clearwater Brewing Company carves out territory as an urban pioneer in the North Marina district, a 55-acre area north of downtown that city leaders aim to invigorate through public and private investments.

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