Kriseman: Trop site redevelopment won’t wait for 2027

Redevelopment plans for the 86-acre Tropicana Field site can move forward, whether or not the Tampa Bay Rays want to continue playing at that location.

The city has two scenarios for redevelopment — one with a stadium and one without a stadium — and neither plan anticipates waiting until the Rays’ lease at the Trop ends in 2027, said Mayor Rick Kriseman, at a City Hall news conference Tuesday afternoon, just hours after the Rays announced they were scuttling plans for a potential ballpark in Ybor City.

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UT professor on what’s ahead for dealmaking in Tampa-St. Pete

There’s been more than $96 million in venture capital invested in 62 deals in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area so far in 2018, and the year is shaping up as one of the best on record.

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Catalina files for bankruptcy

Catalina Marketing Corp., one of the largest companies in St. Petersburg, has filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition for bankruptcy.

The company, which provides digital marketing for the consumer packaged goods industry, has an agreement with most of its lenders to restructure its balance sheet, a news release said.

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SVP Fast Pitch 2018 [SVP Tampa Bay]

After six weeks of accelerated training and refinement, 10 organizations presented their social enterprise ideas at the Palladium in St. Petersburg for Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch.

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The Hustle

Lindsey DeBruler (Petal + Leaf)

Lindsey DeBruler is the owner of Petal & Leaf, which harnesses the power of plants to create all-natural essential oils.

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Morean Arts Center

The Morean Arts Center brings the St. Pete community together through creative expression.

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The Shuffle

Steve Cook
Threshold 360

Rosa Smothers


Tonya Donati
Mother Kombucha

Focus: Culture

Guitarist Nate Najar’s jazz holiday tradition continues

The St. Petersburg native is an internationally-known guitarist with more than a dozen albums in his discography, and his style is singular: He plays jazz, finger-picked, on a classical (gut-string) guitar.

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ACUMEN: Capital

The Seed Funding Market Is Less Crowded Than You Think [Forbes]

What I believe is at work here is that although many funds and Angels are happy to pile into rounds that are coming together, the majority don’t want to lead these rounds. It turns out, unsurprisingly, that followers are many, but leads are few.

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