Monday, November 12, 2018

Business News

Mr. Kellogg of cereal fame once owned one of Tampa Bay’s most unusual properties now for sale
This waterfront mansion in Dunedin with a flamboyant decor  once was owned by cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. It is on the market for $4.5 million.
Imagine enjoying your Kellogg’s Corn Flakes each morning in a house once owned by W.K. Kellogg himself. Or living in a building on the National Register of Historic Places. Or dipping your toes in your private lagoon.
St. Peterburg-based HSN, now part of the Qurate Retail Group, reported a 5 percent slump in revenue during the third quarter. 
[SCOTT KEELER | Times]
HSN’s revenue slumps 5 percent, but parent company still posts higher sales
Store manager Cindy Gallo shows off the expanded toy department's new doll display at the Super Target in Clearwater. (Sara DiNatale | TIMES)
Look inside the new Target: six stores have been overhauled in Tampa Bay
Honeywell Aerospace's plant in Clearwater is expected to receive a handful of jobs from a plant being closed in Albuquerque, N.M.
Honeywell Aerospace moving a handful of jobs to Clearwater from Albuquerque plant to be closed

Top Business News

Safety tips for Realtors: forget the taser and spike heels, always follow, never lead a client

Safety tips for Realtors: forget the taser and spike heels, always follow, never lead a client

ST. PETERSBURG — Chips Wells, crime prevention specialist for the St. Petersburg Department, has daughter who’s a Realtor. Among the advice he gave her: Forget the spike heels when showing a house to a stranger. "I want you to wear shoes...
Published: 11/09/18
Hotel developer closes on block next to Tampa City Hall for Hyatt project

Hotel developer closes on block next to Tampa City Hall for Hyatt project

TAMPA ó HRI Properties has closed on its $7.6 million purchase of a city-owned block next to Tampaís City Hall and says it plans to start construction later this month on a dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel project.In 2016, Tampa put out...
Published: 11/09/18
What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

What the Florida midterms tell us about paying for our economic priorities

Thereís a lot to unpack from the midterms.Will the recounts change the outcome of any of the statewide races?Can polling find a better model, one that predicts the actual winners?Will felons who have served their sentences really get their voting rig...
Published: 11/09/18
Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown completes renovations

Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown completes renovations

The Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown held a grand-reopening this week after completing extensive renovations. The hotel now has updated guest rooms, bathrooms and public spaces, according to the hotelís management company, McKibbon Hospitality.Re...
Published: 11/09/18
PolitiFact: Facebook meme makes false claims about benefits to immigrants who cross border illegally

PolitiFact: Facebook meme makes false claims about benefits to immigrants who cross border illegally

The statement"If you cross the border illegally in the U.S., you get a driverís license, medical insurance, housing, career training, the right to vote."Viral image, Oct. 31 in a Facebook postThe rulingA popular meme on Facebook gives the false impre...
Published: 11/08/18

Business News

Want to sell your home quickly for cash? Here's a new option for Tampa Bay sellers

Want to sell your home quickly for cash? Here's a new option for Tampa Bay sellers

Coldwell Banker is teaming up with Home Partners of America on a pilot progam that lets Coldwell sales agents present cash offers to their clients in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.
Updated: 7 hours ago
Publix trails only Wegman's as best retail workplace in U.S.

Publix trails only Wegman's as best retail workplace in U.S.

Publix was named by Fortune as the second best retail company to work at in the U.S.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Tampa Bay homes prices lag in third quarter

Tampa Bay homes prices lag in third quarter

According to Florida Realtors, the median price of a single-family home rose to $236,000 in the three months ended in September.
Updated: 9 hours ago
2.8M Floridians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

2.8M Floridians expected to travel for Thanksgiving

AAA, The Auto Club Group, forecasts a 5 percent increase in Floridians hitting the roads, skies, waterways and rails for the holiday weekend. Here's what to expect.
Updated: 11 hours ago
Owner of The Brunchery in Valrico is bidding farewell to her 30-year labor of love

Owner of The Brunchery in Valrico is bidding farewell to her 30-year labor of love

VALRICO — On Tuesday, her first official day of retirement, Brunchery owner Kevyn Farley takes a seat in the restaurant she’s owned and operated for 30 1/2 years and the community connection she has established immediately becomes evide...
Published: 11/07/18
Updated: 11/12/18
Feeling Lucky? Specialty grocer Lucky's Market proposed for central Pasco

Feeling Lucky? Specialty grocer Lucky's Market proposed for central Pasco

Lucky's Market would fill the space vacated by Winn-Dixie at State Road 54 and Collier Parkway in Land O' Lakes.
Published: 11/12/18
Why are we suddenly hearing about hepatitis A outbreaks? Experts blame the opioid crisis.

Why are we suddenly hearing about hepatitis A outbreaks? Experts blame the opioid crisis.

In just the last two weeks, one restaurant in Tampa Bay has shut down and another closed temporarily after outbreaks of hepatitis A. Health officials in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties say reports of the virus are way up, and they worry that more ...
Published: 11/08/18
Updated: 11/09/18
One year later, owners bringing order to the party on Beer Can Island

One year later, owners bringing order to the party on Beer Can Island

TAMPA — Weeks after four friends finalized a deal to buy 11-acre Pine Key, known by locals as Beer Can Island, a boater approached them on shore. He said he represented a Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, their story goes, willing to pay $1.5 milli...
Published: 11/09/18
Trumpís tariffs are a buzzkill for American beermakers

Trumpís tariffs are a buzzkill for American beermakers

For American brewers, metal tariffs are a bit of a buzzkill.This summer, as the United States, Canada and Mexico tried to cut a new North American trade deal, President Donald Trump slapped tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.More than a month afte...
Published: 11/08/18
Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

Brightline submits sole proposal to launch Tampa to Orlando passenger rail service

TAMPA ó State transportation officials on Wednesday received one proposal to run an intercity passenger train from Orlando to Tampa, and it came from Brightline, the company that proposed creating the route in the first place.Brightline already runs ...
Published: 11/08/18