Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Top 5 at noon: Dunedin considers downtown pharmacy ban; Dome Grill closes; and more

Here are the latest headlines and updates on tampabay.com.

DUNEDIN CONSIDERS BANNING PHARMACIES DOWNTOWN TO PREVENT MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES FROM OPENING THERE

After 17 months under a moratorium, Dunedin City Manager Jennifer Bramley is preparing an ordinance that, if approved, would ban pharmacies downtown and in the Causeway area. The idea is to prevent dispensaries from taking root in the cityís main economic centers in case the state later legalizes recreational marijuana, Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski said.

DOWNTOWN ST. PETE BREAKFAST STAPLE DOME GRILL GOES OUT OF BUSINESS

Longtime downtown breakfast staple Dome Grill has closed its doors.The restaurant, at 561 Central Avenue N, announced the closing on Facebook on June 10 and will not be relocating to a new location.

TRUMPíS TOUGHER CUBA POLICY HAVING LITTLE IMPACT ON TAMPA AREA

June 16 will mark a year since President Trump announced a tougher Cuba travel policy, but unlike in much of the nation, the changes donít seem to have hurt local bookings to the island.The number of people traveling between Tampa and Havana has increased dramatically.

WHY I LOVE MY DAD SHOES: A FATHERíS DAY TRIBUTE TO FOOTWEAR

Grass-stained golf cleats. Crusty old mudders on the deck. Fraying, decaying Birkenstocks. Just in time for Fatherís Day, our pop culture critic Jay Cridlin pays homage to the Dad Shoe.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FROM DAY ONE OF BUCS MINI CAMP

The Bucs opened mini camp Tuesday. We asked the Times coverage team for the most important thing they saw or heard from day one.

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