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Cuban Sandwich Festival draws thousands to downtown Tampa
Tampa Tribune – March 22, 2015
This year, over 20,000 people attended Ybor’s 4th annual Cuban Sandwich Festival, a true Food and Cultural Art festival featuring over 100 booths with food vendors, art, cultural exhibitors and much more. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

Cultures, cigars converge in Ybor City
Columbus Dispatch – March 22, 2015
Arriving to Florida early, I decided to spend the afternoon in Ybor City. The decision was a good one. About 2 miles from downtown Tampa, the neighborhood is a buzzing entertainment district that originated as an industry town and one of America’s great immigrant melting pots. Read more from the Columbus Dispatch.

Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop
FOX 13 – March 18, 2015
An Ybor City Museum exhibit is back by popular demand. The 'Buildings Alive! Ybor City Architecture Hop' allows visitors to get a behind-the scenes tour of Ybor City's historic buildings, and enjoy the variety of architectural styles and stories each spot has to offer. Read more from FOX 13.

Plan to renovate Ybor City cigar factory gets $250K grant
Bay News 9 – March 12, 2015
A piece of Ybor City history is getting a facelift. Hillsborough commissioners have invested $250,000 in grant money to renovate the Oliva Cigar Factory, which is located at 2008 N. 19th Street. The building was built in the late 1800s. Read more from Bay News 9.

New anti-crime partnership created for downtown Tampa
Tampa Tribune – March 12, 2015
The Ybor City Business Watch was created in 2011 in order to bridge the disconnect between the police and business owners. Since then, officials said, the program has helped align Ybor business owners, residents and police officers to reduce crime by about 70 percent. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

Celebrate St. Patrick today along Tampa’s River O’ Green
Tampa Tribune – March 11, 2015
Both downtown Tampa and Ybor City will get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day with celebrations today. In Ybor City, the Rough Riders will sponsor the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, starting at 8 p.m. Saturday. Floats, local officials and green beads are featured at the free event. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

Artist shares her happy art found on flip side of depression
Tampa Tribune – March 11, 2015
Nicole La Rosa could be described as an old soul. Many of the Ybor City artist’s paintings that are part of her art exhibit – “A Lotus Blooms in Tampa Bay” – portray the color, hope and happiness people find when they push through the difficult times. Read more from Tampa Tribune.

Ybor City’s Best Nightlife
USA Today – March 11, 2015
Ybor City is Tampa's enchanting historic district, conveniently located close to the downtown and Channelside neighborhoods. As darkness falls, Ybor City is transformed into a hub of adult-oriented entertainment as the bars and clubs fling open their doors to welcome nighttime revelers. Read more from USA Today.

Coppertail Brewing – March 5, 2015
Just in time for Tampa Bay Beer Week, Charley Belcher, host of Charley’s World, spends the morning at Coppertail Brewing. Watch the video here.

What a Week It’ll Be
Tampa Bay Times – March 4, 2015
For an annual event only in its fourth year, Tampa Bay Beer Week feels like a long-running institution. Ybor City’s Tampa Bay Brewing Company will be one of eight participating in the barrel-aged beer festival. Unpredictable and exciting, the brewery will feature eight one-off brews, all wood-and barrel-aged, with brewing staff on hand to talk shop. The beers are one of a kind and very limited, sold individually by the pour. For a complete list of Tampa Bay Beer Week events, go to Read more from theTampa Bay Times.

Take me out to the ball game: Spring training travel guide – March 3, 2015
Spring training is the perfect time to catch a Major League Baseball pre-season ballgame. Plus, the prices for premium seats can be much cheaper. This season, spring training games run Mar. 3 to Apr. 4 in cities throughout Florida. Once you have spent a day or two taking the family out to a ballgame, spend some time exploring the cities that host America’s greatest pastime each spring. There’s much to see on and off the diamond. Read more from

Explore the Sights, Flavors of Tampa's Historic Ybor City
USA Today – March 2, 2015
Ybor City Food Tours takes visitors on a journey through the neighborhood's rich culture and traditional dishes. Read more from USA Today 10 Best.

Get a Taste of Cuba in Florida's Ybor City – March 2, 2015
You can fly to Cuba from Tampa, but you could also drive. The prospect of traveling to Cuba with fewer restrictions is exciting to many, but those who would like a taste of the island nation on U.S. soil can visit Tampa’s national historic landmark district of Ybor City. Read more from the

Nature a natural model for two artists
Tampa Tribune – February 25, 2015
Whether it’s looking into the eyes of an elephant or the eye of a storm, realist painters Marie Schadt and Virginia Butler capture the intricate details of nature through their work. The two artists will share their unique perspectives from Sunday through March 29 as part of their “Landscapes and Wildlife” exhibit at The Bunker, Ybor City.  Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

5 Ybor City events to check out in March
Tampa Tribune – February 25, 2015
There are a variety of events to be held in Ybor City this March, including: Rough Rider’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Buildings Alive!, 4th Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival and Awards, Baconalia, and Gasp! The Gasparilla Fringe Festival.  Read more from the Tampa Tribune TBO Seen.

Ybor will be busy with events come Saturday
Tampa Tribune – February 25, 2015
It’s another big Saturday in Ybor City this week with music, food, drink and shopping.  Fiesta Day is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Seventh Avenue. This family-friendly street festival celebrates the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled in Ybor City at the turn of the 19th century.  Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

Cuban sandwich fest reigniting Tampa vs. Miami food rivalry
Tampa Tribune – February 24, 2015
The popular Cuban Sandwich Festival will stretch over three days for the first time when it returns to Ybor City on March 20 to 22.  Along with the extra day, the fest is reigniting the Tampa-Miami rivalry over who makes the best Cuban in the “City2City Smackdown” on March 22. Read more from the Tampa Tribune.

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