Ten years ago, Tampa Bay didn’t look like this.
As the clock strikes 2020, we have major downtowns. Trendy food halls. Prestigious museums. A preeminent university.
LGBTQ rights expanded while the political landscape divided. Environmental traumas wreaked havoc on industries. Local sports teams mostly stagnated, but we loved to host national games.
Our writers took a look back at ten ways the region has changed in the past decade. We will publish one story on a different topic each day through Dec. 31.
A decade defined by...
Dec. 22 - The rise of downtowns
Dec. 23 - Polarization in politics
Dec. 24 - Fluctuating home prices
Dec. 25 - The restaurant race
Dec. 26 - LGBTQ rights
Dec. 27 - Growth at USF
Dec. 28 - The big games
Dec. 29 - Jeff Vinik’s fingerprint
Dec. 30 - Environmental trauma
Dec. 31 - A splash of art