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Tampa Bay is flush with strip malls, but which ones have the best lineup of stores?

There's a little strip mall on Fowler Avenue where you can buy medical marijuana, eat a spicy chicken sandwich and then browse…

By Colin Wolf

Britton Plaza
Plaza Roster Highlights: Play it Again Sports, Tapper Pub, Burlington, Publix, Tampa Buffett 
Though it's a shell of its former self, Britton Plaza is still one of Tampa's most iconic shopping centers. Sure, the Plaza 8 movie theater was converted into a mega church, and Big Lots, Stein Mart, and Tuesday Morning have all packed up and left. But the 30-acre plaza still has some worthy tenants like Tapper Pub, a decent BCF and the area's best Taco Bell. 
3802-3950 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
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Tarpon Springs Castle Winery is now for sale

A fully-operational winery is now on the market in downtown Tarpon Springs. Tarpon Springs Castle Winery, located at 320 E Tarpon Ave.,…

By Colin Wolf

Tarpon Springs Castle Winery is now for sale
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Here's how Barstool boss Dave Portnoy ranked Tampa Bay pizza spots

Last month, infamous Barstool Sports empire builder Dave Portnoy had eyes across Tampa Bay on him, as he brought his “One Bite…

By Ray Roa

Forbici (7.9)
1633 W Snow Ave., Tampa
In Hyde Park Village, this laid back restaurant was in Portnoy’s favorite Tampa neighborhood. He thought the rectangle pie resembled a Detroit style, and said the pizza tasted lighter than he expected. “If people want to argue that this is their favorite pizza in Tampa Bay, I wouldn’t say they’re crazy,” he added.
Photo via One Bite Pizza Reviews/YouTube
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USF Tampa’s ridiculously popular Spring Plant Festival returns this weekend

Spanning more than 16 acres, the University of South Florida’s Botanical Gardens is a gem of the city that prominently features native…

By Ray Roa

USF Tampa’s ridiculously popular Spring Plant Festival returns this weekend
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April 11, 2024

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