American Flag mural, Downtown Tampa

80 foot American Flag mural painted by Scott LoBaido on Tampa Firefighters Museum
An 80 x 30 foot American Flag mural painted by Scott LoBaido in May 2013 on Tampa Firefighters Museum/2015

DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – The 80′ x 30′ mural of the American Flag on the north wall of the Tampa Firefighters Museum was painted by American Artist Scott Lobaido in May 2013.

Lobiado’s most recent visit to Florida was on March 3 during his 50 STATE TOUR 2015 where he painted 9’x 70′ American Flag on the wall of the VFW Post 3270 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. See photos of Scott at

SKYHOUSE Channelside, Tampa, FL

CHANNEL DISTRICT / TAMPA, FL – The Skyhouse Channelside apartment highrise is the 15th tallest building at 275 ft (84m) with 23 stories located in the Channel District in downtown Tampa, FL.

Skyhouse was built by Baston Cook Construction and completed in April of 2015. The first tenants moved in on June 26, 2015.

APARTMENTS: 320-units
BEDROOMS: 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments
For questions call the leasing office at (813) 225-1112.

See list of tallest buildings in Tampa, FL

Skyhouse Channelside
112 N. 12th St., Tampa, FL 33602
813.225.1112 | Google Maps

The Fitzgerald, Channelside Tampa

CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – The Fitzgerald is going to be a 300-unit luxury apartment complex currently under construction by Case Contracting at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and North 12th Street in the Channel District of Downtown Tampa, Florida.

Florida Crystals, a domestic sugar producer, contracted Case Contracting to build the seven-story multiplex where the Amazon Hose & Rubber Co. warehouse was.

The name, The Fitzgerald, was voted on Facebook by the people. The choices were: The Teague, The Fitzgerald, The Corrigan, The Beaumont, The Fontaine, The Waggner.

The construction site is a block away from the new Skyhouse Channelside Apartment complex that was completed in 2015.

The residential apartment homes will come in one, two and three bedroom layouts with an exclusive 7 story parking garage. Construction is slated to be done in 2017 if all goes as planned.

The property covers almost a whole city block, bordered by East Kennedy Boulevard, North 12th Street and North 11th Street.

– September 2014: Florida Crystal purchased Amazon Hose and Rubber Co. warehouse property for $3.84 million.
– March 2015: Demolition of Amazon Hose & Rubber Co. warehouse began.
– June 15, 2015: Construction of apartments started by Cass Contracting.
– Scheduled to be done by 2017.
– Winter 2016: The name (The Fitzgerald) was decided with the help of a Facebook voting app.

The Fitzgerald
Channelside, Tampa, FL

STARBUCKS ‘Now Open’ at 301 & Falkenburg, Riverview, FL

SOUTH SHORE/RIVERVIEW, FL – A new Starbucks, with drive-through service and free WiFi, opened on Saturday, April 18, 2015 on S. U.S. Hwy 301 and Falkenburg Road.

STARBUCKS | 3715 S US HWY 301 | Riverview, FL 33578 |

New STARBUCKS opened April 18 2015 on 301 and Falkenburg, Riverview, FL
Starbucks opened today (April 18, 2015) on 301 and Falkenburg in Riverview, FL/2015

Detroit Red Wings v Tampa Bay Lightning – Game One Photos

TAMPA, FL –  See exclusive Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One photo gallery by Mike Carlson of Getty Images.

Detroit leads 1-0 in the Playoffs after winning last night game 3-2 against Tampa at the Amalie Arena in the Channel District of Tampa, Florida…details at

SkyZone Tampa Trampoline Park now open

TAMPA, FL – The SkyZone Tampa Indoor Trampoline Park opened June 27 and holding its Grand Opening on Saturday, July 11 in the Brandon Crossings shopping center at 10137 Adamo Drive, in Tampa, Florida.

See details of Grand Opening on the official Facebook Event page.

The video above was filmed in April while crews were renovating the inside of the former Department of Motor Vehicles building where Skyzone now resides.

Get updated on the progress on the OFFICIAL Facebook page at

SkyZone Trampoline Park
10137 E Adamo Dr
Tampa, Florida 33619

Riverview 14 GDX Theatre (Opens)

SOUTHSHORE  / RIVERVIEW, FL –  The Riverview 14 GDX Theatre and the inside eatery called Features Gastropub are now open at 10550 East Bay Road in in Gibsonton Square in Gibsonton, FL.


UPDATES: Stay updated on their OFFICIAL Facebook page at: Continue reading “Riverview 14 GDX Theatre (Opens)”

‘The Who Hits 50’ tour began at the Amalie Arena in Tampa

TAMPA, FL – Legendary rock band The Who with lead singer Roger Daltrey began ‘The Who Hits 50‘ tour last night (April 15, 2015) at the Amalie Arena in the Channel District of Tampa, Florida.

See photo gallery of last nights concert taken by Tim Boyles from Getty Images.

Bright House phone service down on Tax Day across Central Florida

FLORIDA – April 15, 2015: Bright House Networks phone service was down across Central Florida from early afternoon til just before 10:00 pm.

They were aware of the issue and had engineers working to solve the problem throughout the day and part of the night.

Bright House kept in constant communicating with its customers on Twitter with live updates.


Bright House Tweeted at 9:48 pm that:

costumers should see their services already restored or coming back on line shortly.

When the land-line telephone service went offline, customers took to Twitter right away reporting outages across Central Florida from Saint Petersburg/Tampa to Orlando.

Brighthouse cable box not working in parts of Florida April 15

The internet was still working in most areas according to reports on Twitter and cable TV was having a few issues, as well, giving the error message above.

However, the main problem was the phone service from St. Petersburg to Orlando that was fully restored just before 10:00 pm.

New Fire Station, Wimauma, FL (coming soon)

SOUTHSHORE / WIMAUMA, FL – rev Feb 1, 2016:  The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station 22 will be getting a new building in Wimauma, Florida.

Fire Station 22 currently on 7th Street and will move to the new facility when construction is finished at the intersection of C.R. 579 and S.R. 674 in Wimauma, FL.

On January 27, 2016, a building permit was approved by Hillsborough County for CRS Building Corporation of St. Petersburg to move forward with the project.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station 22 | 1120 7th St , Wimauma , FL 33598 | (813) 272-6600

Fire Station 22
6005 State Road 674, Wimauma, FL 33598