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Conference focuses on housing choices

Conference focuses on housing choices

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Fair Housing Consortium will present Housing Choices, Free of Discrimination on Friday, April 19.

Check-in is at 8 a.m. The program runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The day-long conference will be held at the Centre Club, 123 S. West Shore Blvd. in Tampa.

Ice cream parlor eyes north beach location

Ice cream parlor eyes north beach location

Clearwater Beach, Florida - A spot of land vacant for more than 20 years may become the home of the beach's newest store.

An ice cream parlor by the name of "Da Scoop" plans to locate at 22 Bay Esplanade, between the Palm Pavilion Inn and the Hess Station on the north beach.

A building permit is under review by the city, and some preliminary site work is already underway.

 

Pass-A-Grille Up Close

Pass-A-Grille Up Close

These are two tiny details of what guests will see Saturday on the Pass-a-Grille tour of homes. “Rock Around the Clock” is one of the five homes on the tour, while the grapes you see are part of a concrete counter in another.

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New high rise hotel planned for south Clearwater beach

New high rise hotel planned for south Clearwater beach

Clearwater, Florida - A new 15-story hotel is being planned on the spot where the Adam's Mark hotel once stood.

The city confirmed today that Ocean Properties plans to build a 230-room hotel with a bar, restaurant and five-level parking garage on South Gulfview Boulevard.

PHOTOS: New Clearwater Beach high rise hotel renderings

The site has been a parking lot since the demolition of the Adam's Mark hotel in 2005.

Campaign sign controversy heats up

Campaign sign controversy heats up

Gulfport, Florida -- A longtime realtor says that a prominent resident with ties to the city’s Board of Adjustment threatened her clients. That resident says the realtor misspoke. 

Delia Davidson, a real estate agent for Beach & Luxury Realty, says that her phone rang shortly before one on the afternoon of Feb. 10. 

You can't buy the Beach Theatre

You can't buy the Beach Theatre

St. Pete Beach, Florida -- I want people to know the Beach Theatre isn’t for sale,” the voice on the phone said.

That voice was Mike France, the Hollywood screenwriter who grew up in the area, moved back, bought the Beach Theatre, and then went mysteriously quiet as the Theatre closed, opened, and then, in what seemed a death knell, closed for good a few months ago with the sign “Thanks for the memories” on the marquee.