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 man fishes off the rocky shore along Tampa Bay on Davis Islands last month.
  2. Conn's HomePlus in Tampa at Horizon Park will celebrate its grand opening on May 22 with free food and special offers.
  3. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The Colonial Pipeline Company's BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport location is on Elm Road.
  8. CONNECT, Florida's Online Reemployment Assistance System.
  9. 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.
  10. Officials from the city of Tampa, Related Group and Invictus Development LLC attend a protest hearing about the Rome Yard bid Wednesday.
  11. Clearwater officials on Wednesday released the five proposals received from bidders wanting to build on three city-owned sites surrounding the downtown waterfront.
  12. 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.
  13. Tampa's Quality Carriers is being sold to the CSX Corp., creating a sprawling new multimodal liquid chemical shipping network.
  14. Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Gabriella Passidomo, daughter of Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, to the Florida Public Service Commission. Pictured is DeSantis at a press conference in March. | [Ivy Ceballo | Times]
  15. Traffic backups like this one at  Interstate 275 and I-4  near downtown Tampa could be eased via a $140 million state construction project to add lanes and improve safety. [Times (2008)]
  16. Dylan Frechette, 33, hands breakfast to Ashleigh Vega, 35, from his one-man breakfast trailer he calls Yolk, White & Associates at his regular spot on Ashley Drive at the Riverwalk's MacDill Park. Vega, a paralegal, works nearby and comes by with co-workers two or three days a week. “My whole office adores his food and him,” she said.
  17. A woman fills her minivan on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the Costco Wholesale gas station in Clearwater where business was brisk and congested as fuel shortages crop up in Southeast and gas prices climb after a pipeline hack disrupted distribution networks.
  18. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody speaks during a press conference with Gov. Ron DeSantis at the Polk County Sheriff's Office, on Monday, April 19, 2021.
  19. Bridgette Soto, a licensed funeral director and the location manager at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at MacDill Avenue, poses for a photograph May 7 in Tampa. The funeral home has opened an Ybor 1929 speakeasy-themed room.
  20. Paige Tucker, 31, of St. Petersburg, runs the Breakthrough, a membership-based entrepreneurial accelerator for women in Largo. Tucker opened the space with the intention of providing women with the training, marketing and professional development skills they need to grow their small business.
  21. Gas customers swarm a COSTCO gas station amid fears of a gas shortage in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The line at the facility extended around the entire building.
  22. An eight-episode show called “Life’s Rewards” started streaming Monday on platforms including Amazon Prime, YouTube, GoUSA TV and Places.Travel. that is financed in part by Visit Florida and Visit St. Pete/Clearwater.
  23. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor waves as she exits the polls after she cast her ballot in person during early voting at Amalie Arena, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 in Tampa. On right is Castor's partner Ana Cruz. Also present was Castor's son Seely Bevan. After talking with reporters, Castor took photos with the Stanley Cup, won by the Tampa Bay Lightning, that was on site at Thunder Alley for people to see.