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Florida's haunted 'My Girl' house is back on the market for $500K

A spooky old house featured in the 1991 film "My Girl" is once again back on the market. Located at 555 E.…

By Colin Wolf

Florida's haunted 'My Girl' house is back on the market for $500K
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25 lounges, speakeasies and hidden bars in Tampa Bay, and how to find them all

From speakeasies where a password is always required, to laundromats that are actually great watering holes, and no-frills lounges that are way…

By Sofía García Vargas

Dirty Laundry
1742 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-493-0040
You better pick up the phone when it rings in this ordinary-looking laundromat. A voice will tell you a code to punch into the washing machine, unveiling a vibrant indoor space and a relaxing outdoor patio.
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Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner sells South Tampa mansion for $5.7 million

The house that Jai Alai built is no longer on the market. According to property records, the South Tampa home of Tampa…

By CL Staff

Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner slashes $1 million from asking price of South Tampa mansion
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Everything to see and eat during Mardi Gras at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

[image-4] Busch Gardens brought Big Easy cuisine and entertainment to Tampa a little early with Mardi Gras. But the beads and bites…

By Chelsea Zukowski

Beignets NOLA Creamery and Sweet Beignets both right next to the Garden Gate Café, is where to get sweet fried doughnuts that are a must at any Mardi Gras festival, and the options at Busch Gardens include traditional with powdered sugar, ones topped with Woodford Reserve bourbon chocolate drizzle and banana’s foster beignets. The Busch Gardens beignets also stand out for their flaky, croissant-like texture.
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