Construction seen on 4th Street South and 2nd Avenue South in St. Petersburg on Friday, March 19, 2021.
The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment has gone up dramatically in the first half of 2021.
The festival estimated 20,000 fans came from out of town, booking more than 9,100 hotel nights here.
They accuse construction workers of holding parties at the job site and allowing rain to enter the house through the unfinished roof.
The referral and services platform will make Tampa the base of its Florida title and escrow services.


  1. Pictured is the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation's building. | [Courtesy of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation]
  2. FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)
  3. Residents wait at Element Tampa hours after a main water line burst in the tower on July 16. The building owner hopes to have residents back into the building on Monday.
  4. The St. Petersburg skyline looking west from the waterfront in June 2018.
  5. Disney is set to receive more than a half-billion dollars in tax breaks for a new corporate center.
  6. A home is for sale on Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  7. The South Pasadena Shopping Center at 6818 Gulfport Blvd. S, which is anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood, has sold to a New York real estate investment firm for $32.65 million.
  8. The internet tracker Downdetector listed a host of commercial websites affected by a widespread outage Thursday.
  9. MarineMax CEO and president Brett McGill stands on a 2021 32-foot Aviara luxury boat on Nov. 11, 2020. The Clearwater boat retailer has posted record revenues quarter after quarter throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
  10. Willa's, a new neighborhood restaurant in North Hyde Park, is one of Tampa's hottest new restaurants to open this year.
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  12. A photograph from a 1976 Tampa Bay Times story detailing how a St. Petersburg Pier laser art installation did not go as planned.
  13. The Tampa Bay Times Community Reader Panel has been formed. It is made up of 50 people from around the bay who will meet quarterly with journalists.
  14. Thousand & One, which is located at 1001 Water Street in Tampa, is pictured, center.
  15. Tampa Electric Co.'s Big Ben Power Station in Apollo Beach. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  16. A large rehabilitation pool at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Fred Howard Park facility in Tarpon Springs. The aquarium announced Wednesday that they are speeding up their efforts to get the facility ready to rehabilitate manatees.
  17. Spinners Rooftop Grille at the newly renovated Bellwether Beach Resort,  5250 Gulf Boulevard, on Tuesday. The new destination is opening in August. The former Grand Plaza Hotel, with its revolving top floor restaurant, has gotten a complete makeover, starting with its name. It reopens in August.
  18. Pictured is Mark Jenkins, spokesperson for AAA, the Auto Club Group. | [Courtesy of Mark Jenkins]
  19. This rendering shows an interior of an apartment at Cora, a new residential tower coming to 1011 E Cumberland Ave. in Tampa's Water Street Tampa development.
  20. Not everyone loves being asked to donate at the register.
  21. WWE star Titus O'Neil, right, talks to students at Sligh Middle School, one of the many schools his charitable Bullard Foundation supports. They are hosting a Back to School Bash Aug. 7 with an appearance by rapper Flo Rida and will give away 30,000 backpacks stocked with school supplies.
  22. The open kitchen in this South Tampa home made it a finalist in HGTV's annual online listing contest. It was sold earlier this year for $3.3 million.
  23. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, describes the experience after their launch from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas on Tuesday.