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Who pays? St. Pete condo resident saddled with pricey retrofit from previous owners

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In June, Howard Dowling Jones thought he bought his dream condo for $520,000 at Signature Place in St. Petersburg. However, the a 61-year-old osteopathic physician never expected to be left with a bill for $18,746 after closing on the property at the much-maligned 36-story building downtown. Like the other residents, Dowling knew all about the buildings problems that became public last year when the condo association decided to sue the developer, Joel Cantor, as well as the architect, engineer, and…

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Are missing excavators tearing down St. Pete Pier? Wells Fargo wants to know

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Massive excavators sit on the St. Pete Pier, mechanical arms destroying concrete and breaking ground with ease. The firm responsible for the demolition, Sonny Glasbrenner Inc. of Clearwater Beach won the contract to tear down the pier with a $3.16 million bid in 2015, but now finds itself in hot water over the whereabouts of two excavators. According to Wells Fargo, Glasbrenner borrowed more than $500,000 in April 2015 to purchase two giant hydraulic excavators — a 2015 Doosan DX300LC…

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