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Outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open its first Tampa store on March 5, 2021 in the Midtown Tampa development. Shown here is a rendering of the project from 2019.
The sporting goods outfitter, one of the new development’s major anchor tenants, has been a long time coming.
A study says video meetings exhaust us for interesting reasons. (Everyone, please stop looking at me.)
Business leaders and health experts are concerned about COVID-19 transmission and hoping spring break tourists abide by local safety guidelines.
Several bills are attempting to address troubled portions of Florida’s insurance systems.

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  1. Traffic has been noticeably busier on The Deuces shown here at 22nd St and 9th Ave. S. in St. Petersburg. This view is facing south.
  2. The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate continued Friday on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill in Washington. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night.
  3. Hillsborough County's water treatment plant in Lithia. The county's south-central utility system serves 465,000 people.
  4. A worker at a San Francisco medical cannabis clinic prepares packets of marijuana buds for sale. The industry is booming in Florida. [Associated Press File Photo]
  5. In this Sept. 30 photo, a passerby walks past a hiring sign while entering a Target store in Westwood, Mass.
  6. A Jet ICU air ambulance moves under an awning at Tampa International Airport Jet Center on Aug. 28, 2015.
  7. A new rendering shows the view from the balcony of one of the Ritz-Carlton Residences. The project is expected to break ground late in 2021.
  8. From left: Hillsborough County Commissioner Gwen Myers, Craig Richard from the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor tour the new REI Co-op store on March 4 at Midtown Tampa. The store is an anchor tenant at the development, which offers retail, residential, hotel and office buildings on a campus of 11 buildings.
  9. A sign announcing hiring is displayed in the parking lot of a Home Depot on Feb. 22 in Cockeysville, Md.
  10. Diamond View studios CEO Tim Moore poses with the screen at Vu, a virtual production studio at Rithm at Uptown, former University Mall. The studio is a "wonderful asset," Hillsborough film commissioner Tyler Martinolich said, but the area still needs a large studio for traditional physical sets.
  11. Outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open its first Tampa store on March 5, 2021 in the Midtown Tampa development. Shown here is a rendering of the project from 2019.
  12. Aerial photo of homes and new construction in the Southfork Lakes subdivision in Riverview in March 2020.
  13. Mailers promoted a November 2018 penny-on-the dollar sales tax increase to fund transportation. Voters approved the tax by a 57-43 margin, but the Florida Supreme Court last week invalidated the referendum results. Wednesday Hillsborough Commissioner Gwen Myers asked her colleague to begin the process to schedule a new referendum in November 2022. (TIMES 2018)
  14. Staff Sgt. Mike Schuster loads two produce boxes into a car at a food bank distribution by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, on Jan. 7 in Cleveland.
  15. Several bills are attempting to address troubled portions of Florida’s insurance systems. Pictured is debris after Hurricane Irma in Big Pine Key. [Times (2017)]
  16. A woman pumps gas at a gas pump at a convenience store in Pittsburgh.
  17. This Zoom meeting was a catastrophe.
  18. A company based in Kissimmee has been fined for violating Mississippi's phone call laws.
  19. Shoppers walk through a nearly empty produce aisle at the Publix at Northeast Shopping Center in St. Petersburg on March 15, shortly after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a national emergency.
  20. The sun shines Tuesday on the U.S. Capitol dome.
  21. Boxes of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine are shown at the McKesson Corporation in Shepherdsville, Ky., on Monday.
  22. Columbia Restaurant bartenders Dave Cunca, left, and Savana Schilling did extra cleaning as they prepared for an extended shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic on March 20, 2020. For the first time since laying off 90 percent of its staff during the pandemic, the Columbia and its affiliated restaurants will host a job fair on March 4, hiring dozens of workers statewide.
  23. [Getty Images]
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