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Development News Wine bar and restaurant Cru Cellars is adding a Westshore Marina District location.

Cru Cellars wine bar expands to Westshore Marina District

Upscale Tampa wine bar Cru Cellars is expanding to the Westshore Marina District after the success of its locations in Palma Ceia and Armature Works.

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What does it take to build a pier? St. Pete knows

Every big public project requires leadership in government and in business, and oftentimes in philanthropy. Read the perspectives of 5 thought leaders influencing the future of the St. Pete Pier and downtown St. Petersburg.

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USF researcher joins NASA mission to bottom of ocean off Florida

Csilla Ari D’Agostino, a University of South Florida neurosciences researcher, recently returned from a nine-day underwater NASA mission designed to simulate the extreme environments found in outer space.

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New St. Pete Pier by the numbers

The new St. Pete Pier is an impressive structure both in design and by the numbers. Here are a few of the more significant numbers you can use as conversation starters at your next networking event.

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Tampa researchers make progress on developing cancer vaccine

A Tampa-based company begins human trials on a possible cancer vaccine.

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Tampa Bay companies stand out on GrowFL 50 Florida Companies to Watch List

Seventeen Tampa Bay Area businesses make the GrowFL 50 Florida Companies to Watch List, a sign of the area's booming economy.

Development News David Iloanya and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor

Community celebrates start of renovation of Mary Bethune Apartments in West Tampa

The Tampa Housing Authority continues the redevelopment of the former North Boulevard Homes property with the start of renovation on the Mary Bethune Apartments. When complete, the full redevelopment will turn the site of the former public housing complex into a mixed-income, mixed-use development known as West River. 

Development News Big Ray's Fish Camp

Big Ray's Fish Camp on Tampa Riverwalk opens soon

Love noshing on fresh fish during a waterfront dining experience? Check out the new Big Ray's Fish Camp opening outside the Tampa Convention Center on the Tampa Riverwalk. 

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This is us: International students follow path to success via USF

International students from dozens of countries pursue a host of different courses of study at every educational level at USF, including doctoral programs and specialized degree programs. Meet four who represent so many others.

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Birds, beer, and a booming attraction60 years of Busch Gardens Tampa

The history of Busch Gardens Tampa is marked by unforgettable wildlife and cutting-edge roller coaster rides, including the latest: Tigris, a steel coaster with heart-racing thrills. And don't forget the beer.

Feature Story Construction waste piles up outside Lithia Springs Elementary in East Hillsborough County.

Back to school specials: Cooler schools, fresh playgrounds, lessons in taxation

Nine months after Hillsborough County voters passed a half-penny sales tax for public schools, more than 100 projects are wrapping up just in time for school to start.

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Underwater Circle of Heroes opens off Clearwater

A unique underwater dive memorial honoring U.S. veterans is now open in the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles off the coast of Clearwater.

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Black tech entrepreneur group from Tampa finds partner in UK

A year after its founding to foster opportunities for black technology workers and entrepreneurs, Tampa nonprofit The Mainframe finds a notable partner in the UK that shares the same mission. 

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'Little pilot, big ships': Skill, experience guide harbor pilot as she navigates Tampa Bay

Harbor Pilot Carolyn Kurtz exudes competence and confidence as she boards ships from around the globe as they enter Tampa Bay. In 24 years, she has guided ships more than 3,700 times.

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Book excerpt: Gone Too Long, a novel by Lori Roy

Two-time Edgar Award–winning author Lori Roy of St. Petersburg 'entangles readers in a heart-pounding tale of two women battling for survival against a century’s worth of hate' in this timely work of fiction.

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What more do you want from us? 83 Degrees seeks your input

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Innovation News StartupBus Tampa Bay 2019

StartupBus Florida yields teams of winners in national competition

What do Hyve and HospitalFee have in common? Both are startup companies from the Tampa Bay Area and both did well in the national StartupBus competition in New Orleans. Read all about it.

Innovation News HCC's Operation Startup program for veterans.

HCC veterans entrepreneurship program partners with Syracuse U

Hillsborough Community College's STRIVE program becomes the first community college veterans entrepreneurship program in the country to partner with the nationally recognized Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 

Development News Altura Bayshore view

Naples developer plans Altura Bayshore condo tower in South Tampa

The condo boom along Bayshore Boulevard continues with Altura Bayshore, a 22-story tower planned by the Ronto Group out of Naples FL. 

Development News Two new shops planned in Westshore Marina District.

Westshore Marina District, Water Street Tampa hit milestones

Two of the largest developments in Tampa, the Westshore Marina District and Water Street Tampa, continue to attract high-end retailers and hit development milestones.

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