Saturday, January 20, 2018
Business

North Pinellas Business News for Nov. 10

Business digest

The city of Dunedin and Tampa Bay Markets will open the new season of the Dunedin Downtown Market Friday.

The market will be located in John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin. The market every Friday and Saturday November through May. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will feature approximately 40 vendors, with an emphasis on locally produced goods. Shoppers will find take-home foods, ready-to-eat lunch bites, local produce, plants, cheese, handcrafts, jewelry, artwork and live music.

The fall market welcomes returning vendors such as Kilpatrick Produce; Joe's Market Produce; T's Market Produce offering organic options; Butterfly Plantation; the Orchid Connection; Kato's Orchids; Pane Bella and 20 Shekels offering fresh baked breads; Edens Nectar with raw, local honey; and Plantopia offering handcrafted soaps and more.

New vendors that will be joining the market this year are Pasta Bella with dried, imported pasta blends; Island Breeze Soup Co. offering freshmade soups to go; and Sapore Culinary Boutique, a Dunedin merchant who carries fresh herb and spice mixes, infused local honey and Marcona almonds.

The Dunedin Downtown Market is managed by Tampa Bay Markets and sponsored by the city, the Tampa Bay Times, and Good Living Magazine.

For more information, visit www.TampaBayMarkets.com.

• • •

A new financial planning firm in Tarpon Springs, Wall Street Alliance, held its grand opening Nov. 1.

Owner David Parsons, his wife Donna, Tarpon Springs Mayor David O. Archie, and members of the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce were on hand to cut the ribbon at the new business.

Wall Street Alliance is a financial services firm offering investment advice and asset management, retirement planning, legacy and estate planning, tax planning, executive benefits design and comprehensive financial planning.

The office is located at 9 S Safford Ave. in Tarpon Springs.

• • •

The Witch's Brew cafe and pub in historic downtown Palm Harbor collected more than 100 signatures on petitions supporting medical marijuana in Florida during the shop's recent Witchstock 2013 festival.

During the Halloween-themed event, "Captain Cannabis" spoke to attendees about the legislation scheduled for the 2014 ballot.

"Captain Cannabis is a human encyclopedia on hemp and cannabis and was the perfect person to kick off our local petition drive here at the Witch's Brew," said cafe owner and festival organizer Lesley Klein. "We will continue to have blank medical marijuana petitions available so people can stop and sign here. We will turn them into www.UnitedforCare.org and save the petitioner a stamp."

The Witch's Brew, a magic-themed cafe offering fair-trade organic coffee, ice cream, and beer and wine, opened in 2007. It is located at 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. For information, call (727) 483-9210 or email [email protected]

Send business news items to Nova Beall at 1130 Cleveland St., Suite 100A, Clearwater, FL 33655; or fax to (727) 445-4119, or email to [email protected]

Comments
Inspector General launches investigation into Tampa Bay’s local career centers

Inspector General launches investigation into Tampa Bay’s local career centers

The state has opened an investigation into CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, days after the Tampa Bay Times asked about whether the two regional job centers were inflating the number of people they had helped get hired. The agencies, ...
Published: 01/19/18
Tech firm TranferWise moves to Ybor City, illustrating a new chapter in Tampa’s business history

Tech firm TranferWise moves to Ybor City, illustrating a new chapter in Tampa’s business history

TAMPA — You could sketch an economic history of the city of Tampa — and maybe get a glimpse of its future — just by looking at the old J. Seidenberg & Co./Havana-American Cigar Factory.It opened in 1894, making it Ybor City’s second-oldest brick ciga...
Published: 01/19/18

Want to buy into an exchanged-traded bitcoin fund? You might have a long wait

NEW YORK — It may be a while, if ever, before investors can buy an exchange-traded fund made up of bitcoin and other digital currencies. Federal regulators have a long list of questions they want answered before they’ll approve a digital currency fun...
Published: 01/19/18
Child psychologist weighs in on mom who charges 5-year-old ‘rent’

Child psychologist weighs in on mom who charges 5-year-old ‘rent’

A Georgia mother has gone viral for charging her 5-year-old "rent." Yup — the kid pays up for food, water, cable and electric, too.Essense Evans described in a Facebook post how she handles her daughter’s allowance. The post, written on Saturday, was...
Published: 01/19/18

Addicted to your smartphone? Now there’s an app for that

Did you text? Sorry, I can’t see messages right now. Arianna Huffington locked my phone.The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to keep you out of your phone, too, with a new app called Thrive. Its goal is to make it cool for a generation...
Published: 01/19/18
Proposed monument near St. Pete pier would honor Tony Jannus history-making flight

Proposed monument near St. Pete pier would honor Tony Jannus history-making flight

ST. PETERSBURG — Tony Jannus’s history-making flight in an early seaplane — simultaneously as ungainly and graceful as a pelican on the wing — is what Mayor Rick Kriseman calls an "under-told and under-appreciated" story, but a team of local history ...
Published: 01/19/18
Learn how bus rapid transit (and rail) could work in Tampa Bay

Learn how bus rapid transit (and rail) could work in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — The newest hope for transportation in the Tampa Bay area is a bus rapid transit system projected to cover the 41-miles separating St. Petersburg from Wesley Chapel and attract 4,500 new riders at a fraction of the cost of light rail....
Published: 01/19/18
Five things Tampa Bay needs to know about bus rapid transit

Five things Tampa Bay needs to know about bus rapid transit

ST. PETERSBURG — Transportation planners on Friday unveiled a new transit vision for Tampa Bay leaders on Friday morning: Bus rapid transit.Also known as BRT, it has arisen as the leading option in an ongoing study to find the best regional transit p...
Published: 01/19/18
Amazon boosts monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

Amazon boosts monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

NEW YORK — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday. The online retailer had added the monthly payment option about two yea...
Published: 01/19/18
Cuba’s tourism is booming despite Trump’s tougher policy

Cuba’s tourism is booming despite Trump’s tougher policy

HAVANA — On a sweltering early summer afternoon in Miami’s Little Havana, President Donald Trump told a cheering Cuban-American crowd that he was rolling back some of Barack Obama’s opening to Cuba in order to starve the island’s military-run economy...
Published: 01/19/18