Real estate Investor Ben Mallah chats with attendees to his Real Estate Raw seminar on Feb. 24 in Tampa.
Wannabe real estate investors flocked to Tampa Bay in search of deals. Then the market changed.
The estate borders Caladesi Island State Park.
From restaurants inside to pairing grocery stories with apartment complexes, there are many new ways for consumers to shop


  1. People gather outside the much-anticipated Publix GreenWise Market, at 555 Channelside Drive in Tampa, moments before the store’s grand opening at 7:00 am on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, in Tampa. The 26,000-square-foot store is the anchor retail tenant at Heron, the first apartment tower to open at Water Street Tampa, the $3.5-billion downtown development from Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’s Cascade Investment.
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  3. Real estate Investor Ben Mallah chats with attendees to his Real Estate Raw seminar on Feb. 24 in Tampa.
  4. An aerial drone looking east towards downtown with the St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters on left, as construction begins for The Central, a major downtown development on the 2.1-acre site of the former St. Petersburg Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  5. Aerial photo of damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers.
  6. The exterior of the Dairy Inn is seen in 2023.
  7. Zach Pace, left, and Ro Patel will soon open Ten Rooms, an ambitious new dining and retail destination inside El Centro Español in Ybor.
  8. Will Hillsborough County schools, which have benefitted from the half penny Community Investment sales tax over the last 28 years to the tune of $655 million, not be part of the next round of tax revenues? [Times (2019)]
  9. The Florida Strawberry Festival returns for its 89th year in Plant City running Feb. 29-March 10.
  10. A theft ring that stole from Home Depot stores in South Florida has been busted up by law enforcement.
  11. The Guardian of Law sculpture is seen at the west entrance of the Supreme Court on Thursday in Washington. The Supreme Court wrestled Monday with state laws that could affect how Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and other social media platforms regulate content posted by their users. The cases are among several this term in which the justices could set standards for free speech in the digital age.
  12. Aeromexico will begin offering flights to and from Tampa International Airport and Mexico City, Mexico, this summer.
  13. David Mitchell, founder of Patients for Affordable Drugs, sits in his home office. Beside him are some of the many drugs he takes to treat multiple myeloma and other conditions. (Arthur Allen/KFF Health News)
  14. In grocery stores, people are shifting away from name brands to store-brand items, switching to discount stores or simply buying fewer items like snacks or gourmet foods.
  15. Ziad Abdeen vanished Friday after embarking on a paddleboard trip in Dunedin. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office found his body on Sunday.
  16. Customers lined up for food at the Pinellas African American Heritage Celebration at Pinewood Cultural Park in Largo on Feb. 24, 2024.
  17. People attend Localtopia, a yearly celebration of all things local, at Williams Park on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  18. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is to be rebranded in March to reflect the name of its owner, Orlando Health.
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  20. Tim Burke departs federal court in Tampa after his hearing on Thursday.
  21. A topiary of Mirabel from the Disney animated film “Encanto” will greet guests once again at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival, running Feb. 28-May 27. The annual springtime event is filled with creative topiaries, gardens, food kiosks and free daily concerts.
  22. The Florida Capitol complex in Tallahassee. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would preempt local governments from being able to set living wage standards for contractors they hire for publicly funded work.
  23. Keylon Lovett stands near his childhood home, which was abandoned and later sold, on Feb. 14 in St. Petersburg.
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