Make us your home page

Company notes from around Tampa Bay


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Elysium Internet Inc., 300 State St. E, Suite 226, Oldsmar, a direct navigation Internet media company, will be launching its newest Internet directory platform,, on May 1.


Submit your news

Mail: St. Petersburg Times, Business News Department, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731


Fax: (727) 893-8939


Chapter 11 reorganization

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


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


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


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.


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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open (w/video)


    NEW YORK — Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will remain open for business as usual.

    Shoppers shop in a Toys R Us store on Black Friday in Miami in 2016. Toys R Us, the pioneering big box toy retailer, announced late Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection while continuing with normal business operations. [Associated Press]
  2. Trigaux: Waiting for your next pay raise? Keep dreaming, employers hint

    Working Life

    The economy's bouncing back. The stock market keeps hitting new records. And the jobless rate in Florida may soon drop below 4 percent. Surely, these are robust indicators — key signs that an annual raise is just around the corner. Right?

    Who doesn't want a pay raise? Demonstrators have rallied for years in a number of states for a $15 minimum wage. But many workers across a broad pay range are unlikely to see much if any raises this year, a new survey says. [AP Photo/Seth Wenig]
  3. Florida Guard scales down troop strength; Navy sails away from the Keys

    State Roundup

    The Florida National Guard on Monday drew down its activated statewide forces to about 1,200 on-duty troops, mostly in operations focused on relief distribution in the Florida Keys — and the last of a mini-armada of U.S. Navy ships off Key West set sail for home.

    Soldiers from the Florida National Guard's Delta Company, 1st Battallion, 124th Infantry, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Sept. 14. The Federal Emergency Managment Agency has reported that 25-percent of all homes in the Florida Keys were destroyed and 65-percent sustained major damage when they took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma.  [Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images]
  4. LOCALE Market hosting St. Pete job fair for hospitality positions


    ST. PETERSBURG — Locale Market / FarmTable Kitchen is hosting a hospitality job fair Tuesday in St. Petersburg. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the LOCALE Market at 179 2nd Ave. North, St. Petersburg. Organizers said they hope to hire about 20 workers with a focus on displaced workers from Hurricane …

    Locale Market is hosting job fair on Tues., Feb. 19. [LARA CERRI | Times] 

  5. So far, 335,000 Irma claims totalling $1.95 billion filed in Florida


    Times Staff Writer

    As of Sunday afternoon, insurers had received a total of 335,347 claims statewide for insured damage totalling $1.95 billion caused by Hurricane Irma, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation reported Monday based on preliminary figures.

    This shows a damaged mobile home inside Clover Leaf Farms RV Park in Brooksville. So far, insurers have received a total of 335,347 claims statewide for insured damage totalling $1.95 billion caused by Hurricane Irma.
[MEGAN REEVES   |   Times]