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architecture

Klar and Klar Architects, 28473 U.S. 19 N, Suite 602, Clearwater, has designed a 10,015-square-foot, two-story service facility for the Homeless Emergency Project Inc. (HEP). The new facility will accommodate the growing staff and will provide space for medical and mental health care professionals to deliver services to HEP clients. Construction of this new facility is scheduled for this summer.

business venues

Palm Harbor Business Oasis, a division of M&JB Investment Co., a venue for local businesspeople to meet, conduct business and network, has opened at 3310 Alt. U.S. 19 S, Palm Harbor. The phone number is (727) 786-4567 and the Web address is www.phboasis.com.

CONSTRUCTION

Windstar Homes, Urban Center Two, 4890 W Kennedy Blvd., Suite 110, Tampa, announces the formation of an interior design division.

EXTERMINATIon

Soles Exterminating, 9251 118th Way N, Seminole, received the 2007 Angie's List Super Service Award. The Super Service Award recognizes companies that have achieved and maintained a superior rating on Angie's List throughout the past year.

FLORISTs

Ameenah's Garden Floral Design, 5020 22nd Ave. S, Gulfport, announces the launch of its new Web site at www.myfsn.com/ameenahsfloraldesigns. Visitors to the site can view arrangements that coincide with holidays and seasons, as well as any occasion.

HEALTH CARE

Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, has been named a "Top 100" hospital as part of national study of hospitalwide performances by the 2007 Thomson 100 Top Hospitals National Benchmarks for Success. Mease Countryside was recognized for its overall performance.

HOSPITALITY

BayStar Hotel Group LLC, 500 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 740, Tampa, will be developing a new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites — Largo Central Park at 206 Seminole Blvd. in downtown Largo. The five-story hotel consists of 65,000-square-feet and will have 95 rooms, 36 of them suites. Project cost is $11-million.

Orthodontics

South Florida Orthodontic Specialists, 6311 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, has changed its name to Orthodontic Specialists of Florida.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Sahlman Williams, 609 W Horatio St., Tampa, announces the opening of an office in Southern California to respond to the firm's growing roster of clients on the West Coast.

REAL ESTATE

Grubb & Ellis|Commercial Florida, 3030 N Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 560, Tampa, announces this lease transaction: TC Port Ybor II LLC to Shawn Contract Flooring Inc., 31,538 square feet, industrial space, new lease, at Tampa's Port Ybor, 1802 Grant St.

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, 7650 Courtney Campbell Parkway, Suite 920, Tampa, announces this sales transaction: Tai Ly to William Fitzgerald III, the Healthsouth Building, a 9,000-square-foot, medical office building at 7147 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota. Sale price was $1.635-million.

Reality Asset Advisors LLC, 1311 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 201, Tampa, announces this sales transaction: Felicia Minardi to North Grady Apartments LLC, for the Felicia Villas, a two-story building consisting of 21 units, with a central courtyard, laundry facility and parking on 1 acre in the Drew Park area of Tampa. The sale price was $650,000.

Rubin Real Estate Inc., 4592 Ulmerton Road, No. 100, Clearwater, announces the opening of a new office in Orlando. H. NiCole Barry and Larry J. Porta will oversee the new office.

TECHNOLOGY

Elysium Internet Inc., 300 State St. E, Suite 226, Oldsmar, a direct navigation Internet media company, will be launching its newest Internet directory platform,

Therapists.net, on May 1.

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Bankruptcies

Chapter 11 reorganization

Harper Onsite Enterprises, 1118 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

(8:08-bk-04991)

Westlund Engineering Inc., 12400 44th St. N, Clearwater.

(8:08-bk-05011)

Eastshore Development of Clearwater LLC, d/b/a Travelers Motel, 200 Brightwater Drive, No. 2, Clearwater Beach.

(8:08-bk-05080)

Golden Touch Restaurant and Bakery Inc., d/b/a Caribbean

Taste, 9310 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (8:08-bk-05178)

B C Property Group Inc., P.O. Box 261087, Tampa.

(8:08-bk-05188-MGW)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 11 is for businesses seeking to reorganize while under bankruptcy court protection from creditors.

Company notes from around Tampa Bay 04/20/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:38am]
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    Business

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    Water

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