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  1. TeBella Tea Co. continues expansion by opening in St. Petersburg's Station House

    Retail

    It's pretty easy to drink local in the Tampa Bay area these days.

    Abigail St. Clair, owner of TeBella Tea Co., shown at her new location at the Station House in St. Petersburg, began with a store on Davis Islands in 2010. 
  2. A shopping center near Tyrone Square sells for $16 million

    Retail

    A shopping center adjacent to a Publix Super Market near Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg has sold for $16.09 million.

  3. Traffic at Tampa International Airport should get better soon

    Airlines

    Overnight parking is available again in the short-term parking garage at Tampa International Airport, and passengers can expect to see more normal traffic patterns by the end of the month.

    The short-term parking garage at Tampa International Airport is now fully open following construction on two floors.
  4. Walgreens will close St. Petersburg's Gateway store, open across the street the next day

    Retail

    ST. PETERSBURG — Walgreens in the Gateway Crossings shopping center on Roosevelt Boulevard will close and reopen this month as a freestanding store catty-corner to the old location.

  5. America's favorite coffee trend is finally coming to an end

    Retail

    Several years ago, coffee pods seemed invincible. Sales of the single-serve cups were skyrocketing, more than tripling in the United States between 2011 and 2013 alone. Sales of coffee pod machines, meanwhile, were soaring too, growing from 1.8 million units to 11.6 million between 2008 and 2013, according to data from …

    Keurig says sales of its single-serve K-Cups, which account for about 80 percent of the company’s overall revenue, have declined for the past two quarters.
  6. The Home Depot to hire 1,350 in Tampa Bay area stores for busy spring season

    Retail

    In anticipation of a busy season for home-improvement stores, Home Depot plans to hire an additional 1,350 workers in the Tampa Bay area.

  7. Super Bowl ads will feature Key & Peele, Amy Schumer, Christopher Walken — and Pokemon?

    Retail

    As Super Bowl commercials over the last few years have struggled to stand out, one web company is betting on an unconventional livestreamed comedy show to make a lasting impression.

    Keegan-Michael Key, left, and Jordan Peele, will appear in a Super Bowl ad for Squarespace in which they will urge people to listen to them livestream the game with commetary on their website. [Comedy Central]
  8. Publix will open two stores in Virginia in the next two years

    Retail

    Publix Super Markets is forging ahead with its expansion into new states by announcing it has signed leases for two stores in Virginia.

  9. In global value, Publix brand stands alone representing Florida businesses

    Retail

    A ranking of the 500 most valuable global brands in business indicates Publix, the Lakeland based grocery chain, is Florida's sole entry on the list.

    Publix is the only business in Florida to make a top 500 ranking of the biggest brands in the world. SCOTT KEELER   |   TIMES
  10. CDC says Chipotle-linked outbreak of E. coli appears over

    Retail

    WASHINGTON — Looks like it's safe to bite into that burrito.

    Chipotle Mexican Grill aggressively revamped how it prepares food at its more than 1,900 locations. The source of the E. coli outbreak that spread to 14 states is still unknown.