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The CEO of Whitman Family Development shares the vision behind Bal Harbour Shops ‘retail carnival’ tour

Bal Harbour Shops, a luxury retail destination, is preparing for the launch of its Bal Harbour Shops Access Pop-up Tour, in Sarasota. Or the “retail carnival,” as Matthew Whitman Lazenby

Why this Tampa couple got into the business of cheese

Kelly and Paul Hays have traded in their 9-to-5 corporate gigs and opened up shop in Ybor City. A cheese shop, to be exact.  “We looked at a couple of

Tidewater Home & Gift to open second Florida location in Water Street Tampa

Tidewater Home & Gift plans to open its second Florida location, in Water Street Tampa, this spring. The home and décor boutique is known for its kitchenware and decorative furnishings.

Buddy Brew Academy, Powered by Victoria Arduino opens, in Tampa

Buddy Brew Academy, Powered by Victoria Arduino, a collaboration between Tampa-based Buddy Brew Coffee and Nuova Simonelli, based in Belforte del Chienti, Marche, Italy, opened in Tampa. Buddy Brew Academy,

What’s brewing with Kahwa Coffee

It’s been a busy few years for the owners of Kahwa Coffee. When Raphael and Sarah Perrier, owners of the St. Petersburg-based coffee company, aren’t releasing unique collaborations or limited-edition

Ashley Homestore officially rebrands to Ashley with store refresh nationwide (PHOTOS)

Ashley, a furniture and mattress retailer with locations across North America, plans to refresh stores nationwide. The rebrand includes an elevated, in-store shopping experience and modern look, and feel, to

A new café is planned for the ARK Innovation Center

The Tampa Bay Innovation Center, a tech hub for startups, in St. Petersburg, has subleased to Point Chaud Coffee & Crepes. The ARK Innovation Center, at 1101 4th Street South,

Kahwa Coffee re-introduces Whiskey Barrel-Aged Blend in time for Father’s Day

Kahwa Coffee Roasters has released a batch of its limited-edition 17th Anniversary Whiskey Barrel-Aged Blend. The coffee beans are aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon for three months, which adds a

Midtown Tampa adds four new tenants (PHOTOS)

Midtown Tampa has added four new tenants to its multi-use property. The new additions include Brilliant Earth, a jewelry retailer, Tipsy Salonbar, a salon offering manicures and pedicures along with

How a trip to Japan proved crucial to molding the business methods of Andrew Koenig, CEO of City Furniture

Andrew Koenig’s thirst for knowledge is palpable. While still in college, the CEO of the thriving, and ubiquitous, City Furniture, which is based in Fort Lauderdale and operates nearly two

Midtown Tampa update: Ponte construction progress, William Dean now open and True Food Kitchen opens (PHOTOS)

Midtown Tampa’s evolution is still underway, as restaurants and retail complete construction and open their doors. One of the most anticipated openings, Ponte Tampa, is still under construction but is

The Midtown ecosystem

The buzz around Midtown Tampa has been building for years, and now everyone is finally getting to see what all the hype was about. To talk to Nicholas Haines, CEO