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World of Beer files suit over closed, rebranded Bradenton franchise

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A Tampa-based chain of taverns is disputing its Bradenton franchise, which closed and rebranded without due notice or an opportunity for the parent company to buy back the business. World of Beer is a group of brewpubs founded in part by Paul Avery and Ben Novello, two veterans of the Outback Steakhouse chain. In 2009, the first World of Beer opened at the address in question, 8217 Tourist Center Dr. in Bradenton. Three years later, SRQBeer secured World of Beer franchise rights.…

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Pie Topia sued by landlord

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Less than one year after opening, North St. Pete’s Fourth Street pizza haven, Pie Topia, has run into legal problems. The upscale pizzeria is being sued by its landlord for failing to pay rent for several months. The lawsuit, filed Dec. 29 by property owners Mainstream Partners, also alleges Pie Topia is breaching other parts of its lease in addition to not meeting payments. Those allegations include leaving dirty linens, an empty cart and garbage on the group’s property within…

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Uber says MacDinton’s in SoHo is its #1 destination for Bay area riders

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Though hardly scientific (we’re always a bit skeptical quoting from a story bylined by a guy named “Jon”), the global ridesharing service Uber is offering a top 15 list of the most popular drinking destinations in Tampa Bay—as determined by Uber rider visits: MacDinton’s – SoHo International Plaza and Bay Street* Ferg’s Live The Lodge – SoHo The Hyde Park Cafe Jackson’s Bar & Bistro The Hyde Out Yard of Ale – SoHo The Patio The Sail Pavilion Fly Bar The Drynk…

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