One Liners Hillsborough: Epicurean Hotel, BlueGrace Logistics and more

The Epicurean Hotel, in Tampa, plans to undergo a $21 million expansion project, which will include 51 new guest rooms and suites, a private lobby, meeting space and rooftop terrace. (Rendering above)

Vertisan, a Tampa-based technology company, named Chuck Palm its chief communications officer.

Coastal Construction broke ground on the Arts and Entertainment Residences.

Coastal Construction broke ground on the Arts and Entertainment Residences, a 31-story luxury apartment tower in downtown Tampa.

Tampa Catholic High School unveiled its $6 million facility, the Kevin Knox II Fieldhouse, to faculty, students, alumni and donors.

Tripp Owings

Watermark Buildings 5 & 7, located at 5415 Mariner St. and 5420 Bay Center Drive, in Tampa’s Westshore district, sold for $8 million to Woodfield Acquisitions, which is planning to redevelop the 2.84-acre property with 277 apartments.

The HCA Healthcare West Florida division named Tripp Owings chief executive officer for HCA Florida Brandon Hospital.

Shumaker associate Sean Bevil was elected president-elect of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, beginning his one-year term before becoming president in 2023.

Visit Tampa Bay’s Les Miller, an adviser’s principal at Shumaker, was named its 2022 Gonzmart Family Tourism Ambassador of the Year.

Drnk coffee & tea and Qwench juice bar opened in the Westshore Marina District.

Drnk coffee & tea and Qwench juice bar opened in the Westshore Marina District, in Tampa.

Visit Tampa Bay named Vanessa Evans as its new director of public relations.

Frontier Airlines launched the first nonstop service from Tampa International Airport to Punta Cana and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, as well as Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Christopher Lawson joined Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns as a litigation associate in the firm’s Tampa office.

BlueGrace Logistics, a third-party logistics company in Tampa, named Adam Blankenship as chief operating officer and president of managed logistics.

BeniComp Health Solutions, a Tampa health technology and insurance company, launched a new product called the QuickQuote tool, which will allow smaller employee groups to become self-funded on their health insurance programs.

Cushman and Wakefield arranged the sale of a 161,455-square-foot office building at 6550 W. Hillsborough Ave., in the Westshore market of Tampa.

Cushman and Wakefield arranged the sale of a 161,455-square-foot office building at 6550 W. Hillsborough Ave., in the Westshore market of Tampa, for $27.3 million.

Tampa General Hospital and Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a business unit of LifePoint Health, opened the TGH Rehabilitation Hospital, an 80-bed, freestanding rehabilitation hospital that provides comprehensive care for patients recovering from debilitating injuries, illnesses, surgeries and chronic medical conditions, at 1307 W. Kennedy Blvd., in Tampa.

Mainsail Lodging & Development, a Tampa-based hospitality company, entered a multiyear partnership with the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business and Aramark, the on-campus food service and catering stalwart, to boost experiential learning and student fellowships with USF’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

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