Overgrown vegetation spills into the parking lot outside the former Sears store which remains vacant and in a state of disrepair at Gulfview Square Mall in western Pasco County. The Pasco County Planning Commission approved zoning that would allow it to be turned into a multifamily housing complex.
Planning Commission gives its blessing to the change from commercial to multifamily.
The home goods retailer filed for bankruptcy and is closing stores to refocus on “core” markets.


  1. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during an event on his book tour on Saturday, March 11, 2023, in Las Vegas.
  2. In this photo taken with a drone, farmworkers and allies march through agricultural land on the first day of a five-day trek aimed at highlighting the Fair Food Program, which has enlisted food retailers to use their clout with growers to ensure better working conditions and wages for farmworkers. [REBECCA BLACKWELL | Associated Press]
  3. Court deputies exit vans that transported jurors to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Aug. 4, 2022, to view the crime scene where the 2018 shootings took place.
  4. Worried woman in the night buying online at home
  5. Tuesday Morning store in Modesto, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. The national discount chain is closing multiple stores.
  6. There's plenty of evidence for the sport's vitality in Florida, which still has more courses than any other state and all but five countries. Photo courtesy of PopStroke.
  7. The publicity image for the ‘Drag Queen Christmas’ show at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
  8. A pedestrian passes a Silicon Valley Bank branch in San Francisco on Monday.
  9. Simplifying enrolling and understanding Medicare is what the Toni Says Medicare team specializes in. No one wants to make the wrong Medicare or medical decision, which can add stress to retiring.
  10. Notices are posted at the entrance to a Silicon Valley Bank Private branch in San Francisco, Monday, March 13, 2023.
  11. Kat Stickler is a 28-year-old Tampa resident and TikTok star who is approaching 10 million followers.
  12. Gary Miracle of Rockledge told lawmakers he was treated at a hospital for flu-like symptoms. He fell into septic shock and into a coma and left the hospital a quadruple amputee. Miracle sued, reaching a settlement. If he’d been uninsured, the Medicaid rate wouldn’t have been able to pay for the prosthetic legs he uses today, he said.
  13. Businesses and homes are pictured on State Road 674 in Wimauma. Redeveloping the downtown core is one of the goals of the Wimauma community plan.
  14. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen listens as she testifies during a House Ways and Means committee hearing on President Joe Biden's fiscal year 2024 budget request on Friday in Washington, D.C.
  15. Storage tanks are seen at the North Jiddah bulk plant, an Aramco oil facility, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, in March 2021. Oil giant Saudi Aramco said Sunday that it had earned a $161 billion profit last year, attributing its earnings to higher crude oil prices.
  16. The Suite Sun Deck on Wonder of the Seas is exclusively for passengers staying in the Suite Neighborhood. The private neighborhood includes a plunge pool, bar and the Coastal Kitchen, an exclusive restaurant.
  17. Silicon Valley Bank was shut down on Friday morning by California regulators and was put in control of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp..
  18. Nestle will move its Tampa offices into Midtown West, the office building at Midtown Tampa that also houses the headquarters of Kforce and Primo Water.
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  20. Red Mesa at 4912 Fourth St. N in St. Petersburg was established in 1995.
  21. Jeremiah Harris, 20, has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery.
  22. Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties each have their own Metropolitan Planning Organizations which oversee transportation planning at the local level. They serve as conduits for financing major transportation projects with the state and federal governments.
  23. Ashly Anderson, urban designer, on the Tampa Riverwalk.
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