Lightning owner Jeff Vinik closed the deal on Channelside Bay Plaza.

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik now owns Channelside Bay Plaza

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik now officially owns Channelside Bay Plaza. Last month, Vinik's new company, CBP Development LLC, won control of Channelside when the litigants fighting over the failing downtown mall struck a last-minute court settlement. But just like any other piece of real estate, the …


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  1. Barnes & Noble, Samsung team up for latest Nook tablet


    Associated Press

    Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, speaks Wednesday in New York about the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a co-branded tablet that will replace Barnes & Noble's Nook. For the first time, the Nook will have a camera. The 1.3-megapixel camera on the front is on par with what's on …

    Tim Baxter, president of Samsung Electronics America, speaks during the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a co-branded tablet that will replace B&N's Nook, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in New York. The 7-inch tablet will sell for $179 after a $20 instant rebate, the same entry price of the non-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) NYJM107
  2. Pegram out as GM at WFTS Channel 28


    Richard "Rich" Pegram III, vice president and general manager of ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa, left his post Wednesday after seven years on the job.

  3. Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 22


    Business digest


    MEDICAL CENTER OF TRINITY RECEIVES FIT-FRIENDLY AWARD: Medical Center of Trinity recently announced that it received the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement Award, presented to a workplace that has been recognized by the AHA for …

  4. B of A reaches $17B settlement with U.S.


    WASHINGTON — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

    FILE - This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia. Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) NYBZ123
  5. Inc. 500: Medical software firm, dog washing company rank among Tampa Bay's fastest-growing private companies


    MedHOK is the fastest-growing private company in Tampa Bay and 25th-fastest-growing nationwide, according to the just-released annual Inc. 500 report looking at three-year revenue growth.

  6. Hernando's Business Digest for Aug. 22



    PALACE GRAND WINS WEDDING WIRE COUPLES' CHOICE AWARD: Wedding Wire, the nation's leading online wedding marketplace, recently named the Palace Grand in Spring Hill as a 2014 winner in the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Awards for ceremony and reception sites in Hernando County.

  7. Hernando County real estate transactions for Aug. 22

    Real Estate


    4259 Caskie Pl., to Debra Bence by National Mortgage Association Federal & Mae Fannie, $128,500, 07/11/2014.

  8. Mediterranean cuisine, simply mac and cheese, a new salon and event decor


    DAVIS ISLANDS — Downtown Davis Islands' popular dining corner's newest incarnation, Fountain Square Mediterranean Cuisine, combines "the best of 14 countries on the Mediterranean Sea," says owner Alex Chouri, naming some of his Lebanese, Greek and Italian specialities. Previous tenants at the East Davis Boulevard …

  9. New Spring Hill store sells high-end goods for thrift prices


    SPRING HILL — Midway into the thrift store's first week of business, many of the goods at 2nd Chance Appliance & Home Furnishings lacked price tickets.

    2nd Chance Appliance & Home Furnishings sells gently used clothing, kitchenware, furniture and other household items. The store fills a need in west-central Florida, its owner said.
  10. Community Health opens toll-free line for patients who might be data breach victims


    ST. PETERSBURG — Patients at Bayfront Health System's clinics still don't know if their personal information, including Social Security numbers, was stolen during a massive cyberattack on Community Health System, Bayfront's parent company. But local clinics are referring patients to a toll-free number set up by …