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Santa speedo run for AIDS benefit in Tampa
10 News – December 14, 2014
Earlier this afternoon, hundreds of people were running in their speedos, not just for fun, but for a greater cause. The 5th Annual Santa Speedo Run in Tampa Bay was held in Centennial Park in Ybor and needless to say, it was a success. See more from 10 News.

Brass Tap to open Ybor City Restaurant
Tampa Tribune – December 12, 2014
Ybor City will soon have another national brand name operating on Seventh Avenue. Officials with The Brass Tap company confirm they plan to open a bar/restaurant space at the entrance of the Centro Ybor complex, directly underneath the Hamburger Mary’s restaurant. Read more from Tampa Tribune.

Positively Tampa Bay: Snow on 7th Parade
ABC Action News - December 11, 2014
Snow on 7th Parade chairman Mathieu Stanoch along with members of the Riverview High School Marching Band appeared on ABC Action News with Lissette Campos to discuss the annual holiday event that brings snow to Seventh Avenue in Ybor City. See more from ABC Action News.

Ybor’s new Clementine Café has ‘real food’ focus
Creative Loafing – December 9, 2014
On Monday, the new Clementine Café restaurant announced its plans to open in Ybor City next month. Grass-fed beef and poultry, as well as high-end and organic produce, will anchor the clean eats-slinging restaurant’s menu. Owned by husband-and-wife partners Brian and Misty Sommers, the restaurant at 1920 E. Seventh Ave. occupies an outdoor portion of the former restaurant-bar-venue Frankie’s Patio, which regionites may remember from the ‘90s. Read more from Creative Loafing.

Art students’ work to be displayed
Tampa Tribune – December 3, 2014
An art show of Blake High School seniors who, in May, will complete a four-year concentration in the visual arts, opens Thursday. The show, Howard W. Blake High School’s Senior Masters Certification Exhibit, will be in the Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery through Dec. 15. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

Big new apartment development moving forward in Ybor City
Tampa Bay Business Journal – December 3, 2014
A large new apartment development is moving forward in Ybor City. Framework Group LLC has filed documents with the city seeking the Barrio Latino Commission's approval for 234 apartments at 1512 E 12th Ave. in Ybor City, on a city-owned parcel just south of Interstate 4. Renderings of the apartments show a four-story complex. Read more from Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Cider & Mead made in Ybor; new barbecue spot opens in Riverview
Tampa Bay Times – December 3, 2014
Cigar City Brewing founder Joey Redner and partners expanded their spirited operation to Ybor City last month with the opening of Cigar City Cider & Mead. "We're part tasting room, part production facility," said general manager Sharmi Duncan, describing the renovation of the former Roosevelt 2.0 and before that the Tampa Bay Brewing Co, a friendly competitor. Read more from Tampa Bay Times.

Historic theater in Ybor has unveiled a unique artifact from Tampa’s past
ABC Action News – December 3, 2014
The theater inside Centro Asturiano de Tampa on the edge of Ybor City has hosted the legends of opera like the Spanish tenor Hipolito Lazaro, famous composers like Ernesto Lecuona and even Glenn Miller's big band. Shows are infrequent now at the opulent 1914 theater, but club president Frank Menendez said the room is full of history most vividly displayed on a painted curtain that until recently was bundled up in the riggings. Read more from ABC Action News.

Speedo-clad men to run through the streets of Ybor for AIDS awareness
Tampa Tribune – December 4, 2014
Men in Speedos who will participate in the annual run through the streets of Ybor City in the name of AIDS awareness will again be hoping for unseasonably warm December temperatures. The 1 mile Santa Speedo charity run for the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas will happen on Dec. 14. This year, women will get a chance to get chilly for charity by striping down to their bras or other skimpy Christmas costume to raise money and awareness for ASAP. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

Another working space comes to Ybor City
Tampa Bay Business Journal – November 25, 2014
Hillsborough County will open its own working space in Ybor City before the end of the year. The county will provide services, training, mentors and capital resources from nonprofits to entrepreneurs in the 8,000-square-foot office space, according to a statement. Read more from Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Cyclists can cruise Tampa streets with Buckhorn, police escort
Tampa Tribune – November 25, 2014
Mayor Bob Buckhorn will lead a procession of pirates, hockey mascots, radio hosts, dancers and anyone else who wants to ride bicycles through the streets of Tampa with a police escort on December 7 at 10 a.m. To celebrate the full launch of the Coast Bike Share program, Buckhorn will ride from Water Works Park to Ybor City and back via Palm Avenue. Riding along will be Rose from 93.3 FLZ’s “The Kane Show,” Ye Mystic Krewe members, Tampa Bay Lightning mascot Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls. Read more from Tampa Tribune.

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