Robert Azpeitia, left, sits with his family on their Tampa home the evening before it was sold. They decided to use Redfin to save money on the sale.
A real estate company that charges a flat fee instead of commission is expanding into Tampa Bay.
Holland & Knight partner Douglas Wright, 60, was pronounced dead at a local hospital Sunday night.
‘This is Tampa’s time,’ says the hospitality veteran, whose five-star Tampa Edition will open by 2022.
There’s already been a lease signed for a Circle K, the company said.


  1. A customer exits a corner market while wearing a protective mask in the retail shopping district of the SoHo neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York, Friday, May 14, 2021.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to say whether he will change his state’s mask mandate in light of new federal guidance that eases rules for fully vaccinated people.
  2. New York Yankee Derek Jeter/ house on Davis Islands.
  3. St. Petersburg officials figured out a way to preserve the expanded outdoor restaurant seating on street parking spots.
  4. Hillsborough County's tourist tax collections and hotel occupancy rates for February and March show an industry rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. Diners hang out during happy hour at Elevage inside the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa in 2018. Jason Bamford, who was hired in 2019, is suing the hotel, alleging he was fired after complaining that his staff wasn't getting paid overtime.
  6. Streaming services ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Disney+ want to stop people from sharing passwords.
  7. A pump at a gas station in Silver Spring, Md., is out of service, notifying customers they are out of fuel Thursday.
  8. The Oaks Estate, a mansion formerly owned by Lazydays RV co-founder Donald Wallace and his wife Erika, sold late last month for $16.7 million.
  9. FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)
  10. This rendering shows the "Fresh Flex" design concept for new Del Taco stores, at least seven of which will be coming to the west coast of Florida in the next few years.
  11. A man fishes off the rocky shore along Tampa Bay on Davis Islands last month.
  12. Conn's HomePlus in Tampa at Horizon Park will celebrate its grand opening on May 22 with free food and special offers.
  13. Simon Imam, 45, of Westchase walks from Whiskey Cake after picking up an order of food and alcohol to go in Tampa. Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation that would allow to-go orders of alcohol, made legal during the pandemic, permanently.
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  15. A marquee at the McDonald's at 1905 N Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa indicates a starting salary of $13 an hour for new hires on May 12. The restaurant had previously offered applicants $50 just for coming in for an interview, a sign of the current high demand for food service workers.
  16. In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. Electric car maker Tesla will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment, CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 citing environmental concerns.
  17. The Colonial Pipeline Company's BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport location is on Elm Road.
  18. CONNECT, Florida's Online Reemployment Assistance System.
  19. In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 photo, released by the Mote Marine Laboratory, a Goliath Grouper swims at Mote Aquarium in Sarasota, Fla.  Florida may lift its three-decade ban on catching and killing goliath groupers. Wildlife officials are proposing, Wednesday, May 12, 2021,  a “limited harvest” of the giant coastal fish, saying their numbers have rebounded sufficiently since they were almost driven to extinction by overfishing and environmental damage.
  20. Officials from the city of Tampa, Related Group and Invictus Development LLC attend a protest hearing about the Rome Yard bid Wednesday.
  21. Clearwater officials on Wednesday released the five proposals received from bidders wanting to build on three city-owned sites surrounding the downtown waterfront.
  22. House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R- Palm Harbor, far left, and  Senate President Wilton Simpson, R-Spring Hill, far right, listen as Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers his address during the joint session of the Florida Legislature at the Capitol in Tallahassee on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
  23. Tampa's Quality Carriers is being sold to the CSX Corp., creating a sprawling new multimodal liquid chemical shipping network.