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Bernadette Berdychowski - Real Estate and Retail Reporter

Real Estate and Retail Reporter

Dzień Dobry! I’m a first-generation native to Clearwater born to immigrants from Poland and Polish is my first language. Yes, I’m that girl eating pierogi on the beach. You caught me. I went to college in the big NYC and learned what the word “winter” actually meant. Now, I’m back in the bay area helping you find the stories that matter through the odd world of the internet. Also, I write the cheesiest puns that would beat any “dad joke” you’ve ever heard. My favorite stories are about the intersections of art history, religion, philosophy, geography or business. Most of all, I love studying the way our minds experience stories.

  1. Fresh-baked Cuban bread on racks at La Segunda Bakery in Tampa.
  2. Cardno Archaeologist KC Allen uses a trowel as she explores a possible grave shaft at Zion Cemetery in Tampa Thursday, June 25, 2020.
  3. Tim Wronka (right) and Matt Infante (left), from Spectrum Bay News 9, shoot footage of Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas at Port Tampa Bay Saturday, October 16, 2021. Port Tampa Bay and Royal Caribbean International celebrated the first cruise vessel departure from Tampa Bay since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a no-sail order about 18 months ago.
  4. St. Petersburg hopes to attract another Fortune 500 company with incentives that might include property tax exemptions.
  5. The skyline of downtown Tampa (left) and downtown Orlando (right).
  6. Tampa Police are investigating a shooting on the 9400 block of N 46th Street that happened early Saturday morning, Oct. 9, 2021.
  7. The Floridan Palace Hotel.
  8. The Floridan Palace Hotel in downtown Tampa, Fla. on September 4, 2018.
  9. Rendering of a garage condo unit in Paddock1, set to open during summer 2022 in Tampa.
  10. Board of departures out of Tampa International Airport on Wednesday, July 7, 2021.
  11. A rainbow is seen over the St. Petersburg skyline following a rainstorm at Campbell Park, Thursday, August 12, 2021 in St. Petersburg. Ark Investment Management, the Wall Street asset management firm known for investing in innovative technologies will relocate to 200 Central Avenue on Nov. 1, according to a press release.
  12. Robotics engineer Katelyn Ackley demonstrates a few of the 800 drive robots that will help with sending out a million packages out of the new Amazon fulfillment center currently under construction Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Temple Terrace.
  13. Gilbert Ray Bush was shot in downtown St. Petersburg Oct. 2, 2021 near Williams Park after a dispute over a parking spot, police said.
  14. Over a thousand people gathered in support of women’s rights, specifically the right to abortion, on Saturday in St. Petersburg. This march was one of several events around Tampa Bay and the nation protesting for abortion rights with the Women's March group.
  15. A 17-year-old Tampa teen was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and minor in possession of a firearm.
  16. Investigations are still early, but Tampa police said they don't believe the two shootings near Copeland Park on Friday Oct. 1, 2021 are related.
  17. Howard W. Blake High Jazz band leads guests to tour the new towers during the grand opening of The Boulevards at West River in Tampa  on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
  18. Mangosteen, one of a few new businesses opening this fall on Central Avenue, Monday, September 20, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  19. A Polk County Schools employee was arrested Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Police said she stabbed her boyfriend with scissors.
  20. Portrait of Leroy Moore of the Tampa Housing Authority and Urban Land Institute, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 in Tampa.
  21. The Florida Highway Patrol reported a Hudson bicyclist died at the scene of a crash in Weeki Wachee Gardens on Friday night, Sept. 17, 2021.
  22. A car hit a concrete wall on I-75 Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.
  23. A car crashed into the Hudson Cemetery early Saturday morning.