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Feature Story Matt Allen, founder of Dark Door Spirits.

Locally owned, locally made: The growing craft spirits scene in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay’s craft breweries may have a head start, but local craft spirit distilleries are scaling up fast and capitalizing on demand for local artisanal rum, vodka, whiskey, and gin.

Feature Story Tampa Bay TRANE VP Stephen Koontz explains the role of 98 ice storage tanks at the District Cooling facility.

How to be cool: Water Street Tampa chiller plant sports innovation

Water Street Tampa's state-of-the-art District Cooling facility does more than keep the insides of nearby homes and businesses at a comfortable temperature. The chiller plant represents a forward-thinking, environmentally friendly leap into the future.

Feature Story Pipes inside Water Street Tampa's new chiller plant.

How it works: Making Water Street Tampa cool

Frederick Dela Cruz, Director of Engineered Solutions for Tampa Bay TRANE and Founder of the new Tampa Bay Energy Efficiency Alliance, explains how the new Water Street Tampa District Cooling system uses three basic components that work together.

Feature Story Signage at front of new USF Health College of Medicine in downtown Tampa.

Building anticipation: New places and spaces opening soon in the Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay Area continues to be among the fastest-growing metropolitan regions in the nation. Read up on the latest: The grand openings of a new USF Medical School and Embarc Collective downtown plus more than 25 new apartment and condo buildings, bars and restaurants, workspaces, and hotels to open in 2020.

Feature Story State Lawmaker Fentrice Driskell and Tampa City Council Chair Luis Viera listen to community concerns.

Tampa community leaders consider how best to memorialize local men killed in lynchings

Public input and letters of support for honoring the victims of lynchings in Tampa and Hillsborough County will be gathered from the community at large including chambers of commerce, governmental bodies, churches, mosques, and synagogues.

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West Tampa is an historic Tampa neighborhood undergoing transformational change as new people and businesses move in. Traditionally defined by its working class, primarily Latin culture, the neighborhood is increasingly seen as a place of opportunity for a diversity of ...