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Corey Avenue Workshop: One Step Toward a Bustling Downtown

Corey Avenue Workshop: One Step Toward a Bustling Downtown

Gulfport, Florida -- As early as the end of June, the city could officially designate the Corey area as a redevelopment area and start working on projects that will spur redeveloping the downtown. The city designated the area as a CRA.

 A CRA refers to a community reinvestment area.

Chase Bank moves north two blocks

Chase Bank moves north two blocks

St. Petersburg, FL -- The North Shore Chase Bank has moved north on 4th Street two blocks to a brand new building and now offers drive up service and more parking.

It's now located at 927 4th Street North and is open Monday through Saturday and offers five ATMs. 

Pep Boys grand opening of store

Pep Boys grand opening of store

 

Egypt Lake, Florida -- The Pep Boys is introducing an all-new customer experience for 2013, with the construction of the nation’s first completely redesigned store in Tampa, Florida. 

Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with Pep Boys executives, Pep Boys mascots, new customer lounge, raffles, prizes, and giveaways. 

Fires Shuts Down Local Pub; Owners Remain Optimistic

Fires Shuts Down Local Pub; Owners Remain Optimistic

Early Saturday morning, the Horse and Jockey suffered a kitchen fire. The fire damaged the kitchen but not the dining area, and while no one could say what caused the fire or how soon the British Pub could reopen, owner Lea Doyle stressed that the restaurant would rebuild.

Caddy's Investors Looking at Gulfport?

Caddy's Investors Looking at Gulfport?

A new investor wants to sink $250,000 into the Aquabella’s property at the corner of Shore and Beach Boulevards, according to Vice Mayor Dan Liedtke. However, the investor wants to add a package store into the property, which would function as a “well-designed” restaurant. Council would have to look at the 1992 ordinance that does not allow liquor stores or bars in the Waterfront Redevelopment District.

Florida Jean Company to open store in Ybor

Florida Jean Company to open store in Ybor

Tampa, FL -- Denim coming to downtown! If you love brands like Lucky Brand, True Religion, Sun Bum, Natural Life, Pretty Wrappers, Ipanema, Peace Frog and Rider- then you'll want to head to The Florida Jean Company (FJC) when it opens its Ybor location later this month.

The new FJC will be the second in the Bay area. The company was founded in 2006 and has operated its store at at 401 Corey Ave. in St. Pete Beach since 2010.

The Ybor store will be located at 1714 E. 7th Avenue.

Business Builders Seminar March 15

Business Builders Seminar March 15

Town 'N Country, Florida -- The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is promoting its upcoming Business Builders Seminar- open to members and non-members alike! 

Below is their full description of the event:

"The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce (UTB Chamber) continues its Business Builders Seminar series with a presentation on finding the RIGHT target market in today's highly competitive environment.