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  1. 5 things to do under $5: U-Pick tomatoes, Tampa's Fourth Friday, Corvettes in the park

    Features

    1 U-Pick Tomatoes: Time to make some marinara! At Bradenton's Hunsader Farms, you pay $2 and pick up to a half bushel of tomatoes, about the size of a 5-gallon bucket. The farm also has U-pick eggplant for 89 cents a pound, home-grown cantaloupe for $1, watermelon for $5 and hard squash such as acorn and …

    A farmer shows some organic tomatoes on the vine.
  2. Why did cutting edge businesses like Shipt, Drizly and Carvana choose Tampa Bay?

    Business

    Several things about Tampa Bay caught Bill Smith's eye last summer when he was looking to expand his cutting edge grocery delivery business Shipt.

    Shipt launched in Tampa Bay last summer and delivers groceries from Publix to your door. Here, CJ Hughes, one of the first Shipt personal shoppers in Tampa, uses the Shipt app to find items for a family in Seminole.  Shipt and other cutting edge tech firms have chosen to launch in Tampa over other metros because its just the right size and people have money to spend. Justine Griffin  |  Times
  3. Walmart's prepaid debit card isn't working for some consumers

    Retail

    Hundreds of Walmart prepaid debit card users across the country have reported problems accessing their money to buy groceries, pay bills or make withdrawals this week.

    Hundreds of customers nationwide have reported that their Walmart prepaid debit cards haven’t been working.
  4. Report: Wendy's looking to replace workers with kiosks because of push for higher wages

    Retail

    Fast-food restaurant Wendy's is reportedly looking to replace counter workers with self-serve, touch-screen kiosks inside nearly 6,000 of its stores this year.

    Wendy’s is reportedly looking to replace counter workers with touch-screen kiosks in response to fast-food workers seeking higher wages. [Associated Press] 
  5. Crabby Bill's on Clearwater Beach to be upgraded

    Retail

    CLEARWATER — Crabby Bill's Clearwater Beach recently served the final meal in its home of 16 years, but the well-known beach staple won't be gone for long.

  6. Sports Authority to close all its stores including 12 in the Tampa Bay area

    Retail

    Sports Authority will close all of its 450-plus stores across the United States after the bankrupt company wasn't able to secure a buyer, according to a new court filing.

    The Sports Authority, once the largest sporting goods chain in the nation, is closing all of its 450-plus stores nationwide, including a dozen in the Tampa Bay area and 60 in Florida. This is the location on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg.
  7. Here's a sneak peek of the Buddy Brew Coffee opening in Hyde Park Village

    Retail

    TAMPA

    Buddy Brew Coffee will open its newest location in Hyde Park Village on Saturday.

    Stephanie Castaneda, 28, of Tampa serves a latte for a guest during a pre-opening event at the new Buddy Brew location. 
  8. You can can use your chip credit card Walmart and Target, but why not Publix?

    Retail

    Last year credit card companies began installing chip technology that was expected to dramatically reduce the likelihood that a thief or hacker could steal from customers' accounts.

    Goldie Martindale, of Tampa, uses her credit card on a chip reader for the first time on Tuesday afternoon at the Target in Walter's Crossing in Tampa. "It's just a little awkward," says Martindale, "You just get so used to sliding your card. It's just fine, it really is."
 ZACK WITTMAN  |  Times
  9. 5 things to do under $5 May 19-25: Ramones tribute, story time, cultural festival

    Events

    1Ramones Tribute: For the 12th year, Dunedin Brewery will play host to a bevy of bands Blitzkrieg Bopping their way through the Ramones catalog Saturday. Acts range from ska rockers Saganaki Bomb Squad to horror-punks Boney Fiend to the all-girl punk band Doll Parts. The lineup this year also includes Lazaras, …

    FEB 5 1988  “The Ramones aren’t even a rock show, it’s an experience. At the end of our shows everybody’s beat. But everybody’s happy.”  Musical Groups: The Ramones
  10. Tampa's amphitheater gears up for busy concert summer with $20 ticket deals

    Music & Concerts

    Things are about to get busy for the 500 or so part-time employees of Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. For full-time staff, it'll be even busier.

    The Dixie Chicks, Sony Music