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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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Kevin Beckner starts fundraising early for Clerk of the Courts gig

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When he began running countywide as the Democratic challenger to Hillsborough County Commissioner Brian Blair in 2007, Kevin Beckner started out very early. He had to. Very few people in the political community knew him as he ran for office for the first time; Hillsborough County was and is a huge swath of land to campaign in, and oh yeah, he was an openly gay man running for office on a board that less than two years earlier had voted to…

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Mitch Perry Report for 3.3.15 — Democracy now in Tampa

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The most lackluster campaign that this reporter has covered in his 15 years living in Tampa comes to a conclusion tonight — at least for most of the candidates vying to win the five Tampa City Council seats up for election. There is really not much drama at stake. Though there has been a lot of coverage of the District 6 campaign between Republican Jackie Toledo, Democrat Guido Maniscalco and independent Tommy Castellano, it’s been about relatively trivial matters involving…

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Bob Buckhorn ready to party on Election Night

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What a difference four years make. On March 1, 2011, Bob Buckhorn and his supporters crammed into JJ’s Cafe and Bar in Ybor City, fingers crossed, hoping he would make it into the run-off election three weeks later. He did, barely, getting 384 more votes than Dick Greco. Flash forward three weeks later, and Buckhorn held his victory night party in the much more spacious Channelside Bay Plaza, where he celebrated his trouncing of Rose Ferlita with hundreds of supporters.…

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