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Darden Rice throws out fourth ‘no’ on downtown hotel and convention center

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St. Pete City Council is set to vote on the long-anticipated downtown waterfront masterplan at its meeting Thursday afternoon. Central to the debate is whether or not the plan will include a controversial hotel and conference center on parking lot land near the Mahaffey Theater. Three council members – Steve Kornell, Wengay Newton and Karl Nurse — had opposed the plan. But with just three dissenters, it could have still passed. Now there is a fourth dissenter – Darden Rice. In…

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A must-read from Mitch Perry: Bob Hackworth’s power lunch with Pam Iorio

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  From Mitch Perry: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is thrilled about the major developments in downtown Tampa that have finally reached fruition, and she just can’t hide it. So one day last week, after a sit-down interview with CL (see p. 5), she took this reporter, CL Editor David Warner and former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth on a tour she’d probably like to give all of the critics who never warmed to her grand ambitions for the Riverwalk. Beginning at…

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A must-read from Mitch Perry: Bob Hackworth’s power lunch with Pam Iorio

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From Mitch Perry: Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio is thrilled about the major developments in downtown Tampa that have finally reached fruition, and she just can’t hide it. So one day last week, after a sit-down interview with CL (see p. 5), she took this reporter, CL Editor David Warner and former Dunedin Mayor Bob Hackworth on a tour she’d probably like to give all of the critics who never warmed to her grand ambitions for the Riverwalk. Beginning at the…

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