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In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, who was convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) [GENE J. PUSKAR  |  AP]
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  1. People fill Community Cafe as drag queen Viktoria Sommers reads a Dr. Seuss book to children during Drag Queen Story Hour.  [Times (2019)] [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Tampa Electric Co. announced plans to double its solar capacity over the next three years.  Pictured is a Tampa Electric worker installing a solar panel on the roof of the Tampa International Airport economy parking garage in 2015. [James Borchuck | Times (2015)] [BORCHUCK, JAMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  3. Wawa and Coppertail partnered to create a craft beer that will only be at the gas station's Florida locations. [Wawa]
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  5. The Publix at Channelside (pictured) opened in late August. Now the new store at Westshore in Tampa will open later this month. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times] ["OCTAVIO JONES   |   TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  6. Brian Davison is chief executive officer of Equialt, which bought this Safety Harbor home in a tax deed sale. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission contends in a new lawsuit that EquiAlt is a Ponzi scheme, and Davison has diverted investor funds for his own lavish personal spending. Times (2015)
  7. Daily recreations like this Bible scene at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando will end at the Christian theme park, which has been suffering from low attendance and debt for years. [Tampa Bay Times (2004)]
  8. Madico spent $40 million developing its new corporate headquarters and factory on Belcher Road in Pinellas Park. [Amy Pezzicara | Pezz Photo] [PEZZ PHOTO  |  Madico]
  9. The developers of Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel are planning a $736 million downtown core to accompany nearly 2,700 residences and 355,000 square feet of commercial and office space in a walkable neighborhood. . As part of the deal, Pasco County will consider kicking  in a $33 million 30-year incentive, mostly a tax rebate to help with infrastructure costs. [Pasco County]
  10. Pasco County commissioners introduced an ordinance Tuesday governing upkeep of empty property after residents complained about the condition of the Links Golf Club in Hudson, which closed in June 2019. [MICHELE MILLER  |  Times]
  11. In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, who was convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) [GENE J. PUSKAR  |  AP]
  12. Outback Steakhouse at 4302 W. Boy Scout Blvd. near International Plaza and Bay Street. [Monique Welch | Times] [BY MONIQUE WELCH  |  Monique Welch]
  13. Florida has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the country. [Courtesy of Clearwater Police]
  14. The 26-story JW Marriott hotel is rising across the street from the Marriott Water Street Hotel near Amalie Arena. [RICHARD DANIELSON | Times]
  15. This file photo shows a Pier 1 Imports store in Dallas. Pier 1 Imports is closing nearly half its 942 stores as it struggles to draw consumers and compete online. The home decor company said Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, it is closing up to 450 stores and will also shutter distribution centers. It didn't say where the store closures would occur, but it operates stores in the U.S. and Canada. Pier 1 also plans layoffs at its corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. [Donna McWilliam | Associated Press (2005)] [DONNA MCWILLIAM  |  AP]
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  17. Express Parcel Service says is plans to shut down its operations at the Amazon distribution station at 9900 18th Street N in St. Petersburg, as well as in Tampa, Miami, Fort Myers and Palmetto. (Google street view) [Google street view]
  18. Adisa Dzudza-Sunjic, MD, (on left) and Carla J. Danesi, registered and licensed dietitian, have joined Access Health Care Physicians. [Vince Vanni]
  19. The ceremonial groundbreaking of Saint Leo University's Wellness Center was held Feb. 6. Pictured from left: Jon Akvan, project manager, JLL; Troy Powell, project manager, Creative Contractors; Melanie Storms, Saint Leo University senior vice president; Jose Caban, Saint Leo associate vice president of facilities management; Jeffrey D. Senese, Saint Leo president; Celine-Deon Palmer, student government union president; D. Dewey Mitchell, Saint Leo Board of Trustees chair; Alan Bomstein, CEO, Creative Contractors; and Joshua Bomstein, president, Creative Contractors. [Renee Gerstein/Saint Leo University]
  20. ByDesign Technologies, a Tampa-based company that provides business management tools for direct sellers, was acquired by Kansas firm Retail Success this week. Pictured is the Tampa skyline in 2019. [Times (2019)] [MONICA HERNDON  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  21. The Related Group proposes to build two condominium towers, represented by the two buildings in the middle of this rendering, with 168 luxury condos on Bayshore Boulevard south of W Bay-to-Bay Boulevard in Tampa. In this rendering, the see-through figures represent the planned Aquatica condo project to the north and the existing Stovall on Bayshore condo tower to the south. (Rendering courtesy of the Related Group) [The Related Group]
  22. Lumber is stacked at the Home Depot store in Londonderry, N.H. Don’t let your desire to upgrade your home downgrade your home's market value. Before you make a renovation fantasy a reality, consider whether the project will pay off when you're ready to sell. [Charles Krupa | Associated Press (2019] [CHARLES KRUPA  |  AP]
  23. Amazon Prime trucks await their packages at Tampa International Airport. Times (2016)
  24. Matthew R. White, who ran a Tampa-based company, M.W. Global Futures, has pleaded guilty in federal court in the state of Washington to one count of wire fraud in connection with soliciting a total of $1.29 million from investors in Florida and Washington and misappropriating the funds from 2011 to 2018. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 10. [Dreamstime | TNS]
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