Gas Plant and Laurel Park neighborhood reunion brings new mural to St. Pete’s Campbell Park

[image-1] The Dec. 12 Gas Plant/Laurel Park neighborhood reunion brought yet another fresh piece of street art to downtown St.Petersburg. The new…

By Jennifer Ring

Gas Plant and Laurel Park neighborhood reunion brings new mural to St. Pete’s Campbell Park
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Tampa Bay's 30 worst intersections, according to FDOT crash data

It's not just your imagination, traffic in Tampa Bay is, in fact, statistically terrible. And, it makes sense—with rapid growth comes increased traffic.…

By Colin Wolf

US 19 @ GULF TO BAY BLVD, CLEARWATER
Total crashes: 660
Total fatalities: 0
Severe crashes: 13
Pedestrian and bike injuries: 8
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Tiger Tail Island, a historic 15-acre private island near Tampa Bay, is now on the market

For the first time in 50 years, a massive private island is for sale just north of Tampa Bay, and it has…

By Colin Wolf

Tiger Tail Island, a historic 15-acre private island near Tampa Bay, is now on the market
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Photos: Friends and family remember Vince McGilvra, co-founder of legendary Tampa venue Skipper’s Smokehouse

[image-45] Air Force pals Vince McGilvra and Tom White were looking for a way out of Alaska when they co-founded Skipper’s Smokehouse…

By Ray Roa

Photos: Friends and family remember Vince McGilvra, co-founder of legendary Tampa venue Skipper’s Smokehouse
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The historic Tampa Bay home of legendary golfer Gene Sarazen is now for sale

[image-2] A historic home originally owned by the golfer who invented the modern day sand wedge is now for sale in New…

By Colin Wolf

The historic Tampa Bay home of legendary golfer Gene Sarazen is now for sale
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Photos: Laura Jane Grace’s sold-out Tampa concerts felt like a family reunion

[image-40]“Don’t fuckin’ make me cry,” were Laura Jane Grace’s first words to an applauding Ybor City audience gathered to see her first…

By Ray Roa

Laura Jane Grace plays The Bricks in Ybor City, Florida on Dec. 11, 2021.
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Nearly 70 years of vintage newspaper ads from Tampa's iconic Fun-Lan

Tampa's Fun-Lan Drive-In and Swap Shop is now closed, but the decades of film memories remain in the minds of those who…

By Justin Garcia

Tampa Tribune, 1996
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Tampa Bay's best new restaurants of 2021

It goes without saying that dining has changed quite a bit in Tampa Bay over the last couple years, and despite all…

By CL Staff

Brisket Shoppe  
4004 Henderson Blvd., Tampa
Barbeque supply emporium Grill & Provisions opened a second shop with The Brisket Shoppe restaurant attached and ready to sell smoked meats and accompaniments three days a week. Located where Holy Hog’s old Palma Ceia West location used to be, the menu focuses on three types of brisket: prime, USDA prime, and Wagyu. In addition, there are Texas hot links, smoked beef sausage, stuffed poblano peppers, and nachos. Of course all good barbeque comes with sides—at the shoppe, they’re collard greens, brisket and beans, mac and cheese, and potato wedges.
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Vintage photos of shopping in Tampa Bay, including Maas Brothers, Webb's City and more

Maas Brothers, Webb's City, Harbour Island Mall—these iconic Tampa Bay shopping destinations may be long gone, but they ruled the local shopping…

By CL Staff

Customers shopping at Maas Brothers department store - Saint Petersburg, Florida (1961).
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The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale

 A winter vacation home with ties to one of the richest families in American history is on the market, just a couple…

By Colin Wolf

The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale
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Photos: The Nervous Girls say farewell with sweaty show at The Bends in St. Pete

Tampa rock band the Nervous Girls released a new EP last Friday, and celebrated with a show at The Bends in St.…

By Ray Roa

Photos: The Nervous Girls say farewell with sweaty show at The Bends in St. Pete
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A 39,000-pound blackout curtain is key to the magic of St. Pete’s ‘Enchant’ Christmas light maze

[image-19] If you need to forget about your worries and your strife or sip cocktails from a giant blinking light bulb, head…

By Chelsea Zukowski

A 39,000-pound blackout curtain is key to the magic of St. Pete’s ‘Enchant’ Christmas light maze
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Photos: Evanescence and Halestorm slay 98 Rock's 'Not So Silent Night' in Tampa

One word comes to mind when you think about the holiday concert hosted by Tampa Bay radio station 98 Rock: Sleigh. But…

By Ray Roa

Halestorm
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This Florida mansion comes with a gigantic 'man cave' and an indoor gun range

A Florida house with an absurdly large space dedicated to stereotypical guy stuff is now on the market. Located at  11409 Manatee…

By Colin Wolf

This Florida mansion comes with a gigantic 'man cave' and an indoor gun range
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Photos from Prince Midnight’s Tampa show featuring the Lars Ulrich toilet

On Friday night, Tampa rock star gone viral, Prince Midnight, made his live debut backed by a four-piece backing band, the Searing…

By Ray Roa

Prince Midnight's Lars Ulrich toilet and fine art toilet seat gallery at Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.
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Photos of Jimmy Buffett finally playing Tampa’s Amalie Arena

[image-11]Jimmy Buffett is a pirate looking at 75, but patient Parrotheads of all stripes were simply happy to be just looking at…

By Phil DeSimone

Photos of Jimmy Buffett finally playing Tampa’s Amalie Arena
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The best Tampa Bay spots for Christmas trees, fake snow, meeting Santa and other holiday experiences

Over the next few weeks, the two big goals for parents is to get kids some face time with the Big Man,…

By Stephanie Powers

Tampa Bay Farmers Market
10001 N Armenia Ave., Tampa
All Christmas season
 Although the Tampa Bay Farmers Market usually offers fresh veggies and fruits, they also have a selection of Christmas trees. Open now till the end of the holiday season, this farmers market features green table tops, floral grade poinsettias, Christmas decor, garlands and much more.
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The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis

[image-1]While Elvis Presley's prized 24-karat gold-painted grand piano is prominently  displayed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, another…

By Colin Wolf

The former Tampa home of MLB pitcher Chris Perez is for sale, and it comes with a stage floor once used by Elvis
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Sarasota’s iconic midcentury modern ‘ZigZag House’ is now for sale

Following an award-winning renovation job, one of Florida's most iconic midcentury modern homes is back on the market. Located at 1332 Westway…

By Colin Wolf

Sarasota’s iconic midcentury modern ‘ZigZag House’ is now for sale
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These before-and-after photos show how much Tampa has changed in the last 15 years

[image-71]Whether we go back 15 years or 3 months, parts of Tampa are almost completely unrecognizable. Of course, with change comes the…

By CL Staff

These before-and-after photos show how much Tampa has changed in the last 15 years
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Everything up for bid during CL's Holiday Auction benefiting Metropolitan Ministries (11/22-11/29)

Get your shopping list ready! Our annual virtual Holiday Auction is a unique opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences you won't be able to find…

By CL Staff

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Shaquil Barrett Signed Custom Football
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PHOTOS: Jenny De Leon memorialized at Tampa Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Tampa PFLAG organizers held a vigil  at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square to honor transgender people who have lost…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: Jenny De Leon memorialized at Tampa Transgender Day of Remembrance
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Tampa Bay protesters decry Rittenhouse verdict, wonder about their own safety going forward

The Tampa Bay chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation holds protests for a variety of social and political reasons, and…

By CL Staff

Tampa Bay protesters decry Rittenhouse verdict, wonder about their own safety going forward
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The 25 best ways to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay this holiday season

Christmas palm trees, fake snow, boat parades and a whole lot of twinkly lights. If you're looking to gaze upon as many…

By CL Staff

 Pirate Water Taxi River of Lights  
    Boarding and Departure at Tampa Convention Center
    Nov. 26-Dec. 30
    The Pirate Taxi will be taking people on a boat tour of River of Lights for $20 a pop for the kids and $25 tickets for adults. Kids get to write a letter to Santa and send it through a “mail buoy” to the North Pole. Christmas Carols will be sung, and there's a pretty nice view of downtown Tampa.
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Busch Gardens Christmas Town has enough lights, sweets, music and fireworks to last two holiday seasons

As is tradition, the holiday season starts early at the theme parks, and Busch Gardens is no exception. The Tampa park and…

By CL Staff

Busch Gardens Christmas Town has enough lights, sweets, music and fireworks to last two holiday seasons
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An actual dog is selling its Florida mansion, which once belonged to Madonna

Gunther the German shepherd, a dog with generational wealth thanks to a $500 million-dollar trust, is now selling his Florida waterfront mansion…

By CL Staff

An actual dog is selling its Florida mansion, which once belonged to Madonna
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This Tampa Bay house comes with a massive pirate ship in the pool

A sprawling home with arguably the most piratey pool in Tampa Bay is now on the market in Lutz. Located at 19165…

By CL Staff

This Tampa Bay house comes with a massive pirate ship in the pool
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Ybor City's 'Warehome,' built from an old warehouse, is now for sale

A 2,710-square-foot metal warehouse referred to as "The Warehome" is now for sale on Ybor City's south side. Located at 1517 E…

By CL Staff

Ybor City's 'Warehome,' built from an old warehouse, is now for sale
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Everything we saw at Tampa's Oddities & Curiosities Expo

The traveling Oddities & Curiosities Expo will criss-cross the country in 2022, but it closed this year out with its second to…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw at Tampa's Oddities & Curiosities Expo
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The former South Tampa home of Maas Brothers president Frank Harvey is now for sale

A home that once belonged to the president of popular Maas Brothers Department stores, which for decades called itself "Greater Tampa's Greatest…

By CL Staff

The former South Tampa home of Maas Brothers president Frank Harvey is now for sale
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