Sarah Jane Vatelot writes, "In 1986, Tropicana Field was commissioned without a prospective tenant or any interest from a major league baseball team, and failed to attract a baseball tenant until eight years after its completion in 1990. As an emerging architect, I found myself asking, 'What was the rush to build a taxpayer-subsidized $138,000,000 baseball stadium in this location?'"
Recently renewed outrage surrounding St. Petersburg’s historic preservation ordinance led to more than three hours of discussion and calls for reform Thursday morning, in a joint meeting of St. Petersburg City Council and the Community Planning and Preservation Committee (CPPC). Despite the lengthy discussion, changes to the ordinance moving forward remain cloudy.
The Tampa-St. Pete area has won one and lost one in the battle for corporate headquarters.
AutoWeb Inc. (Nasdaq: AUTO) relocated its principle executive office to Tampa from suburban Los Angeles, while Taronis Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: TRNX) moved its corporate office from Clearwater to Phoenix, Arizona.
Sunday’s multi-disciplinary performance bringing together giganto-origami folders Erik and Martin Demaine and pianist John C. O’Leary is sold out (it’s part of the Museum of Fine Arts’ Marly Music Series).
Beth Shaw began her running career as an athlete and blogger ("The Discombobulated Runner") in 2009. Thanks to a push from a friend-turned-client, Shaw made the jump from blogger to full-time endurance coach in 2015.
Beachside Hospitality Group is in expansion mode. The St. Petersburg-based restaurant company has five properties under construction or in the planning phases, including its first restaurants on the east coast of Florida, said Julia Cassino, Beachside’s director of marketing.