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Spinners Rooftop Grille at the newly renovated Bellwether Beach Resort,  5250 Gulf Boulevard, on Tuesday. The new destination is opening in August. The former Grand Plaza Hotel, with its revolving top floor restaurant, has gotten a complete makeover, starting with its name. It reopens in August.
Formerly the Grand Plaza Hotel, the cylinder-shaped building and rotating restaurant underwent a colorful renovation.
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  2. CONNECT, Florida's Online Reemployment Assistance System.
  3. Rob Lorei was fired by radio station WMNF after they said he used an ethnic slur in an email. WEDU, on which he hosts a show, is supporting him.
  4. Trader Peter Tuchman wears a "Dow $35,000" hat to mark the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing at 35,061.55, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, July 23, 2021, in New York. [Richard Drew | Associated Press]
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  8. The St. Petersburg skyline looking west from the waterfront in June 2018.
  9. Disney is set to receive more than a half-billion dollars in tax breaks for a new corporate center.
  10. A home is for sale on Jan. 28, 2021, in Dunedin.
  11. The South Pasadena Shopping Center at 6818 Gulfport Blvd. S, which is anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood, has sold to a New York real estate investment firm for $32.65 million.
  12. The internet tracker Downdetector listed a host of commercial websites affected by a widespread outage Thursday.
  13. MarineMax CEO and president Brett McGill stands on a 2021 32-foot Aviara luxury boat on Nov. 11, 2020. The Clearwater boat retailer has posted record revenues quarter after quarter throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
  14. Willa's, a new neighborhood restaurant in North Hyde Park, is one of Tampa's hottest new restaurants to open this year.
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  16. A photograph from a 1976 Tampa Bay Times story detailing how a St. Petersburg Pier laser art installation did not go as planned.
  17. The Tampa Bay Times Community Reader Panel has been formed. It is made up of 50 people from around the bay who will meet quarterly with journalists.
  18. Thousand & One, which is located at 1001 Water Street in Tampa, is pictured, center.
  19. Tampa Electric Co.'s Big Ben Power Station in Apollo Beach. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  20. A large rehabilitation pool at Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s Fred Howard Park facility in Tarpon Springs. The aquarium announced Wednesday that they are speeding up their efforts to get the facility ready to rehabilitate manatees.
  21. Spinners Rooftop Grille at the newly renovated Bellwether Beach Resort,  5250 Gulf Boulevard, on Tuesday. The new destination is opening in August. The former Grand Plaza Hotel, with its revolving top floor restaurant, has gotten a complete makeover, starting with its name. It reopens in August.
  22. Pictured is Mark Jenkins, spokesperson for AAA, the Auto Club Group. | [Courtesy of Mark Jenkins]
  23. This rendering shows an interior of an apartment at Cora, a new residential tower coming to 1011 E Cumberland Ave. in Tampa's Water Street Tampa development.
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