Deals & shopping

  1. Cigar City founder Joey Redner considers leaving Florida if bill passes

    Business

    TAMPA — The area's best-known craft beer maker is considering leaving Florida if legislation passes that would restrict how small breweries distribute bottles and cans.

    Joey Redner says he might be forced to move to another state.
  2. Post-recession Florida ranks among more expensive states

    Personal Finance

    It's no surprise that Washington, D.C., Hawaii and New York continue to rank among the most expensive places to live.

  3. Lowe's renews plans to build Land O'Lakes store

    Retail

    LAND O'LAKES — The on-again, off-again plan to build a Lowe's home improvement warehouse in central Pasco is back on again.

  4. K.Kringle's in St. Pete Beach more than just a Christmas store

    Consumer

    Tampa Bay doesn't exactly scream White Christmas, but that hasn't stopped Lindsey Stanton and her daughter Kristen McCalla from making it happen year-round inside their shop, K. Kringle's Christmas & Holiday Shoppe.

     Luck of the Irish. To go with the all green decor, a pot-of-gold salt-and-pepper shaker ($12.95) is a festive table accent.
  5. Indian businesses in Tampa enjoy spike in business from Bollywood Oscars

    Retail

    TAMPA

    Normally, Prerana's Indian boutique is closed on Tuesdays.

    Employee Alok Trivedi helps a customer look at a sari at Prerana’s Indian boutique in Tampa on Wednesday.
  6. Urban Juice to open; tot-to-teen salon; boxing club begins presales

    Retail

    TAMPA — A fresh-pressed juice bar with a tech lounge on the first floor, a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa on the second floor and a video conference center on the third floor — that's the vision for the Urban Juice Co., opening in mid May in "the Franklin," a historic building on Franklin Street.

  7. 5 things to do under $5 April 24-30

    Events

    1 Spring Postcard Show: Deltiology, or postcard collecting, is the third-largest collecting hobby in the world, behind coins and stamps, but postcards offer a rich treasure of images of old-time tourism and vacations of another era. The Sunshine Post Card Club is having its spring show with dozens of dealers from 9 a.m. …

  8. Dick's Sporting Goods to open April 25 at WestShore Plaza

    Retail

    TAMPA — Dick's Sporting Goods is opening Friday at WestShore Plaza.

  9. General Mills reverses online legal policy after consumer outcry

    Retail

    General Mills, maker of Cheerios and other grocery staples, has reversed a recent change to its online legal policy after an outcry by consumers.

  10. Apple plans free recycling, renewable energy push

    Retail

    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

    Apple announced initiatives Monday to offer free recycling of its products, as well as plans to use renewable energy sources at its 420 worldwide stores.