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Four Green Fields wins bid to build bar and restaurant in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Wednesday that Four Green Fields has been given the rights to build a bar/restaurant inside of Curtis Hixon Park. “The city received seven very enticing proposals but the Four Green Fields concept with a raw bar is exactly what downtown Tampa is craving,” said Buckhorn. “For over 25 years, Four Green Fields has been a tried and true staple in Tampa  and their vision for the park seamlessly integrates with our busy event schedule while…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.3.16 – The Tampa Bay Rays long, bad 2016 comes to an end

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We’ve had Brexit and Donald Trump; now we have the nation of Colombia rejecting a landmark peace agreement between the government and the former rebel group FARC — a deal that took over four years to negotiate and would have formally ended five decades of war. Who can predict anything with accuracy these days? Closer to home, for the second straight Sunday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their game extended more than an hour over lightning strikes. Coincidentally, it was their second straight 4:05…

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Tampa officials discuss their business and cultural trip to Ireland

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Last December, Forbes magazine called Ireland the fourth best nation in the world to do business in, based on 11 different factors — property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance. The island’s low corporate tax rate of 12.5 percent has led many American corporations to flee the U.S. to conduct business there, and Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says the U.S. needs to do more to make it more attractive to woo…

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Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display for 1st time

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NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades. A new exhibit at Kennedy Space Center features two pieces of debris, one from each lost shuttle, as well as poignant, personal reminders of the 14 astronauts killed in flight. It is an unprecedented collection of artifacts – the first time, in fact, that any Challenger or Columbia remains have been openly displayed. NASA’s intent is to show how…

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Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio barnstorming South Carolina today – watch live on UStream

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Marco Rubio will be touring South Carolina with Sen. Jim DeMint (but no press) at a “Conservative Comeback Coffee” in Charleston, a “Conservative Comeback BBQ” in Columbia and a “Conservative Comeback Reception” in Greenville. For those of you unable to attend these events, you can watch DeMint and Rubio live on UStream at 2:00 p.m. According to a website launched just to promote the effort, Rubio and DeMint have already raised more than $50,000 online. Here is the video the…

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Deveron Gibbons and Scott Wagman incoherent on what to do with The Pier

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Adam Smith, on a break from covering the legislative session, wrote the Bay Buzz post below. It is petrifying how incoherent both Deveron Gibbons and Scott Wagman are on one of the most important issues facing the city: what to do with The Pier. Unfortunately, these two candidates, Gibbons through his connections in statewide politics and Wagman with his own checkbook, are sure to be the leading fundraisers for the first quarter. Still, take a moment to read their statements…

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