Train horn complaints by residence in downtown Tampa have been heard while the City goes into planning phase to quite them down
TAMPA / YBOR CITY, FL – It is Federally mandated for train conductors (24 hours a day) to sound their horns 15-20 seconds before reaching a railroad crossing to warn drivers and pedestrians a train is approaching.
Mayor Buckhorn’s push for new residential communities for the downtown area has been a great success. A good example would be the 23-story Skyhouse in Channelside that had tenants signing on months before it was move-in ready. The 7-story Fitzgerald apartments was the latest open. And in the works is the The Channel Club apartment complex with an adjacent Publix.
However, more people equates to more complaints. And at the top of the list is the train horns sounding off during the night.
The Remedy? Quiet Zones.
A Quiet Zone is a Federal Railroad Administration exemption to the rule requiring train conductors and engineers to sound their horns when approaching railroad crossings.
However, train crews can still sound the horn if warranted for other safety reasons. So far there are only around five crossing in the downtown area slated to change over to Quiet Zones.
Quiet Zones must have upgraded warning devices and new gates that cost around $200,000 for each crossing according to CCX.
TAMPA FL – Dave & Buster’s is a sports bar with billiards, bowling, arcade games and more that announce on its website a tentative opening on Oct. 30, 2017 at the corner of Estuary Lakes Drive and Palm River Road in Brandon, FL.
TAMPA, FL – The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is always upgrading machines, technology, adding more parking and more hotel rooms to serve its customers better located at at the corner of Hillsborough Ave. & Orient Road in Tampa, FL.
The Casino is currently building a new multilevel parking lot to serve more customers.
PARKING NOW $10
Parking at the casino cost $10 dollars cash or $10 worth of comp points. Another way you can earn free parking is to spend more than $50 at any casino restaurant and your parking will be free.
YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – THE BRIDE TAMPA, Ybor City’s newest upscale bridal boutique, is holding its Grand Opening today at the corner of N. 19th and E. 8th across from Ybor City’s Centennial Park in Tampa, Florida.
TAMPA, FL – Ulele Restaurant is an upscale establishment that features native Floridian food, barbacoa grilling and in-house brewed beer on N. Highland Ave. along the Hillsborough River in Tampa, FL.
Barbocoa is defined as Mexican Barbecue, a process that grills, steams and smokes the meat at the same time resulting in a moist and flavorful meat.
Ulele currently ranks an almost perfect 4.6 rating out of 1618 reviews on Opentable. The restaurant books around 200 guests each night on Opentable alone.
DINNER MENU PRICE RANGE
Entrees 17 – 46 (served with veggie and potato or rice)
Appetizers 5 -15
Salads 10 – 16
Sides 4 – 5
The restaurant is owned by Richard Gonzmart, one of Tampa’s most gifted visionaries and restaurateurs. A few of Mr. Gonzmart’s latest ventures include Goody Burgers that’s now open and Santo Stefano, an authentic Italian restaurant in the works in Ybor City.
TAMPA, FL – Foundation Coffee Co. is a locally owned craft-coffee shop opened August 23, 2016 on North Franklin Street in Tampa, FL.
This is Foundation Coffee’s 2nd location. The first shop opened in 2015 in Riverview, FL.
The Tampa location was completely renovated in a historic building with nearby businesses that include Hidden Springs Ale Works, The Rialto Theater, Tampa Muay Thai, Skyline Limousine Service and more.
NITRO TAPPED PRESSURE BREW 5.00
LATTE 3.85 to 4.50
FRUIT SMOOTHIE 3.50 to 4.50
Foundation Coffee Co
1607 N. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
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