Chief's Creole Cafe on 901 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg on June 9, 2020 in the 22nd Street business corridor known as the Deuces. The former restaurant will transform into a speakeasy and lounge called The Catalyst.
The Catalyst hopes to spark more activity in the historic Deuces neighborhood that is undergoing a revival.
The governor’s attorneys filed a motion earlier this month seeking to disqualify Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker.
It was the last shopping mall Westfield owned in Florida.
The Tampa Bay Rays, Rowdies and new women’s soccer team seek permanent homes. And more developments await.


  1. Miami-Dade residents Jackie and James Silva load their car after shopping at Costco in Miami to prepare for potential landfall by Hurricane Ian on Sept. 25. The Silvas were shopping to help friends and family who might be in need of extra supplies.
  2. Numerous Republican rivals for the GOP presidential nomination have criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' record as a U.S. representative and governor, and his feud with The Walt Disney Co.
  3. Chief's Creole Cafe on 901 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg on June 9, 2020 in the 22nd Street business corridor known as the Deuces. The former restaurant will transform into a speakeasy and lounge called The Catalyst.
  4. A traveler walks past a jumbo screen projecting images of Walt Disney World in the east hall atrium at Orlando International Airport on Thursday. A feud between Gov. Ron DeSantis and The Walt Disney Co. started last year after the company publicly opposed legislation concerning lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades that critics called Don’t Say Gay.
  5. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch withdrew as a speaker at a recent conference of business journalists at the last moment after a moderator declined to agree to scripted questions. The mayor's office describes the dispute differently.
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  7. Chlorinated water flows over a weir at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Tampa City Council members indicated Thursday they will end a contract for the proposal known as PURE. The proposal called for using reclaimed water,  essentially, highly treated wastewater, to augment the city's existing water supply.
  8. Real estate agent Jason Papi and his wife, Nicole, at their rental home in Tampa. According to city records, Jason has filed at least 50 code enforcement complaints against 48 properties in Tampa since October. It's angered the property owners, and some have threatened him. But Papi says he's not the one making the complaints.
  9. Busch Gardens is bringing back free beer. You can get a complimentary 7-ounce beer and Pass Members get two per visit. The offer ends July 20.
  10. Aerial view of the Westfield Brandon mall in 2020 in Brandon. Westfield sold the Hillsborough County mall for $220 million, the European-based shopping mall developer announced Thursday.
  11. With the Tampa skyline as backdrop, one of Clint Bertucci’s golf cart tours heads toward Armature Works in the Heights District.
  12. Notable Tampa Bay area mascots, from left, Pete the Pelican with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, ThunderBug with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Captain Fear with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, attend a news conference May 19 where Ybor City developer Darryl Shaw confirmed plans for a USL Super League (USLS) Division I professional women's soccer team to be based in Tampa.
  13. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis answers questions from the media during a press conference at Christopher Columbus High School on Monday, March 27, 2023, in Miami, Fla. A growing chorus of leading civil rights groups are issuing travel warnings about visiting Florida amid Gov. Ron DeSantis’ increasingly hostile laws toward women, minorities, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community.
  14. The new Foxtail Coffee in Carrollwood opening May 27, 2023. The company founded in Winter Park aims to open 30 locations across Tampa Bay in the next five years.
  15. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during convocation at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va., Friday, April 14, 2023.
  16. Ron DeSantis attends the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on April 1 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  17. Tesla and Twitter owner Elon Musk, left, is expected to join Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the governor announces a long-expected presidential campaign on May 24 on Twitter Spaces.
  18. Target is removing certain items from its stores and making other changes to its LGBTQ merchandise nationwide ahead of Pride month, after an intense backlash from some customers including violent confrontations with its workers.
  19. Vote signs are seen near precincts 221 and 219 at Al Lopez Park on election day, April 25, in Tampa. Shadowy groups pumped big money into the races amid low turnout.
  20. You have 8 months to sign up for Medicare Part B without a penalty if you are not “working full-time or have lost your company benefits, whichever comes first.”  The 8-month period will run whether you choose COBRA or not. COBRA has an 18-month benefit period.
  21. Yard signs promoting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024, financed by the super PAC promoting DeSantis for president, line the street leading up to a Republican congressional fundraiser on May 13. 2023, in Sioux Center, Iowa.
  22. Route maintenance attendant Tashika Washington cleans a bus stop near the intersection of North 22nd Street and East Chelsea Street on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in Tampa.
  23. Mountains of debris from homes and businesses damaged during Hurricane Ian are seen in Dec. of 2022.
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