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    Tampa, Hillsborough County approve Busch Gardens, Adventure Island reopening plans
    Screams from roller coasters and growls from animals will soon be heard by Busch Gardens' patrons as the Tampa theme park has won reopening approval from the city and Hillsborough County. Theme parks have been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor sent a letter to Busch Gardens on Friday morning signing off on its reopening plans, a city spokeswoman said. The county gave its approval on Thursday; now the park awaits Gov. Ron DeSantis' approval, the final?


    Tampa Bay Business Journal parent company joins lawsuit seeking PPP data
    Tampa Bay Business Journal parent company American City Business Journals has joined The Washington Post and nine other news outlets in a lawsuit against the Small Business Administration that seeks detailed information about the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The Post, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, ProPublica and The New York Times filed the lawsuit on May 12. On Friday, American City Business Journals, ABC, CNN, NBC, the Associated Press and the Center for Investigative Reporting were added?


    Legal and Public Notices - May 29, 2020
    Legal and Public Notices - May 29, 2020


    Publix and Home Depot to open coronavirus testing sites in Florida
    Publix Super Markets Inc. and Home Depot will offer up their real estate to the state for Covid-19 testing sites. Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday said that the state has reached an agreement with the two retailers to open six testing sites throughout the state. The first will be at a Home Depot in Boca Raton, the governor said, and the other five locations are to be determined. The state Division of Emergency Management will provide staffing and personal protective equipment. The tests will be sent?


    Remote work softens Covid-19's blow on Tech Data's first quarter
    At a time when many companies are struggling to deal with the economic impact of Covid-19, Tech Data Corp.'s area of expertise has helped to cushion the technology company from the pandemic's effects. The company released its first quarter data on Thursday, covering a period that ended on April 30. In a press release accompanying its 8-K filing, Tech Data CEO Rich Hume said the results were a sign of the company's role "as the vital link in the IT supply chain" as it continued to provide businesses?


    City extends Bayshore Boulevard traffic signal installation
    Construction for the traffic signals on Bayshore Boulevard that began in April will be extended.  The traffic signals are now anticipated to be in operation by June 26, the city announced Thursday in an update on the project. The city considers these traffic signals as temporary, but they will become permanent. "The temporary signals are to facilitate rapid action so we can get traffic control devices ...," Tampa Mobility Department Director Vik Bhide said in an email. "We have temporary?


    USF will get $75M after being named the top-performing university in the state
    The University of South Florida will receive over $75 million after becoming the top-performing school in the state. The decision was announced at Thursday's Board of Governors meeting, an entity that oversees the state's 12 public universities. USF outranked the other universities based on 10 metrics used for performance-based funding. That model was originally put in place in 2014 and gives universities that maintain or raise its high score 100 percent of its allocation of its state investment.?


    Italian restaurant by St. Pete chef pulls out of Sparkman Wharf
    The restaurant's vision was made-to-order signature pasta dishes, as well as freshly-baked breads, salads, wines by the glass and a variety of local beers.


    Coca-Cola Florida plans new warehouse in St. Petersburg
    The new development comes as Coke Florida is also pursuing a massive facility in the Tampa suburbs.


    Here's what you need to know about the St. Pete BRT project that just got millions in federal funding
    The Tampa Bay region will finally embark on its first bus rapid transit system and could signal the start of more mass transit projects to come. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority formally announced on Friday that it will be awarded $21.8 million for its BRT project connecting St. Petersburg to the beaches. The announcement was initially tweeted by President Donald Trump on Thursday evening. BRT is a way to deliver faster and more reliable commute times for passengers by having expedient?