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David Eliasson, 48, Tampa, owner of Snack Attack Vending, has seen his sales shrink 50 percent since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. He services 250 accounts around Tampa Bay. He poses at home May 19, 2020, with his van that carries his inventory snacks and drinks [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
Some of them closed during the COVID-19 shutdown. Some bobbed and weaved through it.
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  1. David Eliasson, 48, Tampa, owner of Snack Attack Vending, has seen his sales shrink 50 percent since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. He services 250 accounts around Tampa Bay. He poses at home May 19, 2020, with his van that carries his inventory snacks and drinks [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  2. The owners of Park Pointe Apartments, located at 5505 North Himes Av., Tampa, has filed five evictions against tenants who failed to pay their rent due on April 1. Four of the five tenants said they were late because they had lost jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. The evictions were filed between April 8 and 10. Tenants were also charged $50 late fees plus $5 per day. At least two tenants were told they must pay an additional $800 to cover court costs and attorney fees. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  3. FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a Hertz car rental is closed during the coronavirus pandemic in Paramus, N.J. Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, May 22, 2020, unable to withstand the pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old car rental company's business. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File) [TED SHAFFREY  |  AP]
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  5. The large-scale mural on the side of a self-storage facility in the Skyway Marina District in St. Petersburg. Artist Matt Kress spent 10 weeks creating the mural that can be seen off Interstate 275 South. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  6. New signage has been installed at the entrance to the new St. Petersburg Pier. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  7. A Hertz car rental office in Paramus, N.J., was closed during the coronavirus pandemic on May 6. Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, unable to withstand the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled global travel and with it, the heavily indebted 102-year-old company’s business. [TED SHAFFREY  |  AP]
  8. Server Nate Combs, of Clearwater, right, busses a table where customers from left, John Kokolakis, of Palm Harbor, Ed O'Brien, of Clearwater, Greg Bopp, of New Port Richey, and Richard Cotter, of Tampa, finish a business lunch on Friday at the Iron Oak New American BBQ in downtown Palm Harbor. Combs said the restaurant is staffed at 30-percent of its capacity. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  9. After being closed for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, Chandler Fashion Center Mall welcomes back patrons with many social distancing guideline signs Sunday, May 17 in Chandler, Ariz.  Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or the gym anytime soon, despite state and local officials increasingly allowing businesses to reopen. That's according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.  [Ross D. Franklin | Associated Press] [ROSS D. FRANKLIN  |  AP]
  10. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration and Tampa International Airport on Friday encouraged passengers to take steps to reduce the need for security screeners to touch their belongings. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) [ELAINE THOMPSON  |  AP]
  11. Universal Orlando's two theme parks, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios, are slated to reopen to guests on June 5. [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  12. Golfers practice on The Landings Golf Club's driving range with planes parked at the Clearwater Airpark in the background Tuesday. The Clearwater City Council has voted to begin negotiations with a developer seeking to build an industrial park on the course. Voters will have the final say on the project in November. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  13. Original Pancake House receipt from Kendall restaurant. [Miami Herald]
  14. A visitor is greeted at the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce building, which was sold by the chamber in 2017. Recently, amid revenue losses from the coronavirus crisis, the organization laid off its president. [Times (2006)]
  15. Blackjack dealer Roland Miyares wears a face mask and gloves while dealing to a guest as the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa re-opens to the public for the first time since March 20 to a limited capacity on Thursday. The hotel and casino has implemented many safety and security measures to keep guests and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic including mandatory temperature checks with a thermal camera as well as requiring everyone to wear masks on property. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  16. Outside the Victoria's Secret at WestShore Plaza. The store is one of nine in Tampa Bay. The retailer announced 250 are set to close down. (Times 2013) [VAN HOUTEN, CAROLYN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  17. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File) [KEITH SRAKOCIC  |  AP]
  18. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted St. Petersburg-based Jabil to cut executive pay 25 percent and suspend short-term bonuses from June 1 through Nov. 30. (Times file photo)
  19. In this March 2, 2019 file photo, Elon Musk, left, CEO of SpaceX, speaks accompanied by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, center, and Doug Hurley during a news conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 Demo-1 launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (AP Photo/John Raoux) [JOHN RAOUX  |  AP]
  20. Protestors wave signs at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Westminster Baldwin Park on Wednesday in Orlando. Pence and DeSantis participated in a roundtable discussion with hospitality and tourism industry leaders to discuss their plans for re-opening during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) [CHRIS O'MEARA  |  AP]
  21. Steve Hamilton poses for a portrait alongside his wife, Zhijun Hamilton, at their home in Sun City Center. [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  22. Rick Gallegos, president and CEO of Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay [Courtesy of Carrie Pratt]
  23. A sign marks the first tee at The Landings Golf Club in Clearwater, where a Tampa developer is proposing to build a $131 million industrial park that would cover most of the course. The City Council is expected to vote Thursday on whether to begin negotiations with the developer. City voters would have a say on the deal in November. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  24. Passengers wait to catch rides outside Cruise Terminal 3 after disembarking from The Carnival Paradise at Port Tampa Bay last year. JAMES BORCHUCK  |   Times (2019)
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