Richard Danielson, Times Staff

Richard Danielson

Times Staff

Since joining the Times in 1987, I’ve worked a lot of places (Dade City, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Tampa) and have covered a lot of stuff (local government, including two tours at Tampa City Hall, state and federal courts, higher education, business). I grew up in Clearwater and live about a mile from my childhood home. Away from work, I row for exercise, read, play a lot of computer Scrabble, often start cooking dinner around 9 p.m. and help wrangle Frenchy, our lab-beagle-sharpei-pit bull mix.

Port Tampa Bay closes deal to move flour mill out of downtown Tampa

Ardent Mills has agreed to move the ConAgra flour mill from 110 S Nebraska Avenue, where it has stood since 1938, to 10 acres owned by Port Tampa Bay at Port Redwing near Apollo Beach. SKIP O’ROURKE  | Times (2012)
The Ardent Mills flour plant will move to 10 acres at Port Redwing near Apollo Beach, and it is expected to expand its operations.

Publix pays about $7.7 million for store under construction in Tampa's Channel District

The planned Channel Club in Tampa’s Channel District will include a Publix grocery store with rooftop parking and a 21-story residential tower, according to plans filed with the city of Tampa. It is being developed by Mercury Advisors of Tampa.
The new store, being built at the corner of E Twiggs Street and N Meridian Avenue alongside the 21-story Channel Club apartment tower, could open in the second quarter of 2019.

Part of Tampa Park Apartments for sale

Nearly 11 acres of the 23-acre Tampa Park Apartments is for sale. Home to many low-income renters, the complex is along Nick Nuccio Parkway in between Ybor City and the northern end of downtown Tampa. JAMES BORCHUCK   |   Times (2017)
A little less than half of the 23-acre Tampa Park Apartments property, home to hundreds of low-income residents, many of them older, is on the market.

Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis recommends Port Tampa Bay's Jamal Sowell to head Enterprise Florida

Jamal Sowell, the chief of staff at Port Tampa Bay, has been recommended by Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis to be president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, the state’s business recruitment agency. (Photo courtesy Port Tampa Bay)
The board of the Enterprise Florida, a public-private partnership that functions as the state's corporate recruitment arm, has to approve the appointment of Jamal Sowell, currently at Port Tampa Bay.

Tampa chamber to focus on workforce development and affordable housing in coming year

Jamie Harden, left, the incoming chairman of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and outgoing chamber chairman Steve Bernstein discuss the organization’s policy agenda for 2019 at the chamber’s offices in downtown Tampa on Thursday. [RICHARD DANIELSON | Times]
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's policy agenda for 2019 also includes following plans to spend revenue from a new transportation sales tax and working to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in the area.