A sign on the door of Sans Market, a zero-waste lifestyle store in St. Petersburg. The store is one of a handful still mandating customers mask up to shop.
A handful of local stores believe it’s not safe for customers to go maskless. It’s costing some of them business.
Lake Michigan Credit Union is expected to take over later this year.


  1. Mee ae Wolney poses in front of her restaurant Anju in St. Petersburg where Korean-fried chicken wings are the speciality. Wolney said the price for chicken — and chicken wings in particular — has more than doubled since last year, forcing her to raise some of her prices at the restaurant. It's a familiar conundrum many restaurant owners are facing right now: raise their costs for customers or sweat the margin crunch.
  2. Patients, doctors and advocates worry about whether the sickest patients using medical marijuana will be affected when they can no logner recertify through telehealth as Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to let the COVID-19 emergency order expire.
  3. A' Now Hiring' sign is posted in front of a Popeye's restaurant on February 04, 2021, in Miami, Florida.
  4. St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman addressed the media during a news conference announcing the responses to the city's requests for proposal for the Tropicana Field site. Among the resources he'll use to pick a favored plan are "strengths and weaknesses" reports compiled by city staff members across multiple departments.
  5. Carnival Cruise Line's Sunrise and Vista ships, along with the MSC Meraviglia, are docked at the Port of Miami, awaiting an eventual return to service.
  6. Galaxy Fireworks opened 80 seasonal tents in Florida, rather than its usual 120, because of the national fireworks shortage.
  7. In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Ashley Lara works on the trading floor on June 11. Stocks were broadly lower Friday after a Federal Reserve official said that the nation's central bank might need to raise interest rates as early as next year, sooner than the Fed's latest estimate of possible rate increases in 2023.
  8. Fuccillo Kia is known for its commercials.
  9. In celebration of its 94th birthday, 7-Eleven extends Free Slurpee Day to an entire month this year.
  10. A sign at a Publix supermarket in Richmond, Va., June 2.
  11. FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website (NerdWallet via AP, File)
  12. The Carnival Cruise ship "Liberty" is docked at Port Canaveral, Fla., as crew members get vaccinated for COVID-19. Customers and employees of several Carnival Corp. cruise lines might have had personal information stolen.
  13. Chuck Sykes is the CEO of Sykes Enterprises, one of Tampa Bay's largest public companies. On June 18, 2020, the company announced a deal to be sold for $2.2 billion to a Miami company called Sitel Group.
  14. A potential buyer walks in to view a home listed for sale during an open house in Parkland on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
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  16. Tampa-based Pilot Bank is being sold to Lake Michigan Credit Union in Grand Rapids, Mich.
  17. Magaly Terry-Gonzalez shows pictures of her husband, Eliseo De La Guardia, who died in 2013 when he was electrocuted by a power line while picking avocados. | [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times]
  18. Robert Bair, a doctoral student at USF, talks with reporters in 2015 about the NEWgenerator, which converts human wastewater into clean water, fertilizer and energy. The university in 2020 received a patent for the generator, along with more than 120 other patents.
  19. Due to supply chain issues, some of your favorite Starbucks beverages may not be available. Blame the pandemic.
  20. Director Dan Myrick, left, and Sabrina Miller, scripts supervisor, both look on a monitor during the filming of "Black Veil" in downtown Plant City in January 2020.
  21. A rendering of OCC Road House and Museum, a new motorcycle-themed restaurant and entertainment venue co-owned by 'American Chopper' star Paul Teutul Sr. in Pinellas Park. The restaurant is slated to open June 25.
  22. Swoop, a low-cost Canadian air carrier, will launch service at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport in November.
  23. Beware of scammers hoping to commit Medicare fraud.