Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Oxford Exchange draws a Tampa who's who for lunch

The Oxford Exchange has quickly established itself as Tampa's see-and-be-seen lunch spot.

The dynamic bookstore, coffee shop and restaurant at 420 W Kennedy Blvd. offers a historic feel — people say they don't feel like they're in Tampa anymore — and an open and bright dining area that's drawing a variety of notable personalities. Owner Blake Casper has managed to recapture the lunchtime buzz spot the city lost when Valencia Gardens closed in 2009. …

The League of Women Voters says to vote no on all the proposed amendments on the ballot. Works for me. …

St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster wrote that Stu Sternberg bought the Tampa Bay Rays with "eyes wide open," but Sternberg — and everyone else involved — believed attendance would rise if the Rays fielded a winner. It's disingenuous for St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster to gloss over the fact that didn't happen. If the city really wants to uphold its interests, it needs more salesmanship and less legalese. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Eschew Obfuscation. …

When organizers invited me to the Purple Masquerade Zumba Party to raise awareness of domestic abuse and funds for the Family Justice Center, I didn't quite understand the connection between Zumba and domestic abuse. But it all made sense Saturday after witnessing the energy, strength, power and camaraderie of the dancers — assets that help victims emerge as survivors. …

Dunedin teen Nathalie Hernandez was eliminated from The Voice this month, but after hearing her perform at the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & Arts gala last week, I'm certain we're going to hear more from her.

That's all I'm saying.

Oxford Exchange draws a Tampa who's who for lunch 10/28/12 [Last modified: Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. 24-year-old man charged with murder in shooting at Andrea Cove Motel

    LARGO — Pinellas sheriff's officers arrested a 24-year-old transient man Saturday in connection with a homicide at the Andrea Cove Motel in unincorporated Largo.

  2. Photo gallery: Calvary Christian rolls to state title


    View a gallery of images from Calvary Christian's defeat of Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers for the Class 4A title.

    Calvary Christian players circle up on the field before the FHSAA class 4A baseball championship against Pensacola Catholic on Friday May 27, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Calvary scored 6 runs in the first inning, and had 7 hits.
  3. Two girls found safe after being reported missing in New Port Richey

    UPDATE: Both girls were found safe Saturday night, police said.

  4. IT failure blamed for British Airways cancellations (w/video)


    LONDON — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

    Passengers wait at a British Airways check-in desk after the airport suffered an IT systems failure Saturday at London''s Gatwick Airport. [Associated Press]
  5. Calvary Christian routs Pensacola Catholic to win state baseball title


    FORT MYERS — Calvary Christian left no doubt as to which baseball team in Class 4A was the best in Florida this season. The Warriors defeated Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium to claim the school's first state championship in any team sport. It also solidified a 30-0 season. …

    Matheu Nelson celebrates after scoring on a wild pitch during the first inning, when Calvary Christian took a 6-0 lead.