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Cristino’s Coal-Oven Pizza Opens in Ybor City
83 Degrees – April 15, 2014
After four years in Clearwater, the Cristino brothers -- Lenny, Marco and Joe -- found the perfect spot in Ybor City for their second Cristino's Coal-Oven Pizza and Italian restaurant.
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Festa Italiana features something new: Club Italia
Bay News 9 – April 4, 2014
Where can you get Vietnamese inspired lemongrass meatballs this weekend? At Festa Italiana. The newest attraction to the Sunday, April 6 event in Ybor City is "Club Italia."
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The Hold Steady to headline Tropical Heatwave in Ybor
The Tampa Tribune – April 4, 2014
Fresh off the release of their first new album in four years, Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady are playing the WMNF Tropical Heatwave festival when it returns to Tampa for its 33rd year, May 9 and 10. Read more from The Tampa Tribune.
At 89, Ybor native crafts book of poetry
Tampa Bay Times – April 4, 2014
Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Perez has writing in her blood. She's the granddaughter of a newspaper founder and the mother of two newspapermen (one who works for the Tampa Bay Times). Now, at age 89, she celebrates her first nationally published book of poetry. Perez spoke with Times staff writer Caitlin Johnston about the importance of listening, the concept of fresh and the changing tides in Ybor City. Read more from Tampa Bay Times.
Festa Italiana returns to Ybor City
10 News - April 1, 2014
The 17th Annual Festa Italiana Weekend presented by Marathon will take place in the historic Ybor City district from Thursday, April 3 to Sunday, April 6, 2014. Read more from 10 News.
Museum will showcase Tampa’s rich baseball tradition
My Fox Tampa Bay – March 31, 2014
An old house built in the early 1900s, saved from the wrecking ball, will become the new Tampa Baseball Museum. It's not unlike many other homes lived in by cigar factory workers. But the man who lived here for a half century was quite special: Al Lopez was the first player from Tampa inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Read more from My Fox Tampa Bay.
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Lady Columbia sign wins national recognition
Tampa Bay Business Journal – March 28, 2014
Lady Columbia, the electric sign that sits above the USAmeriBank branch on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City, has been voted the favorite electric sign by readers of Signs of the Times magazine. Read more from Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Tampa reclaims ‘largest Cuban’ title from Miami
The Tampa Tribune – March 23, 2014
Juan Cabana estimates he’s knocked back about a million Cuban sandwiches in all his years.
OK, that number is probably a tad off, but who’s counting? The point is, in those 51 years, he hasn’t gotten sick of them yet. “It’s hard to beat a Cuban sandwich, especially if it’s done right,” he said. Read more from The Tampa Tribune.
From This Day: It wasn't a question of if, but when
Tampa Bay Times – March 21, 2014
Water soaked the hem of Nicole Krawiec's Old Hollywood-style white gown as she spun around the dance floor in the Ybor City Museum State Park. It sloshed as Justin Brock twirled her in the light rain on the chilly evening of Feb. 7, but neither looked cold or upset. Read more from Tampa Bay Times.
Ask the Locals: Patrick Manteiga of La Gaceta
Creative Loafing - March 20, 2014
Patrick Manteiga is the editor and publisher of La Gaceta. The Ybor City-based newspaper, which was founded in 1922 by Manteiga’s grandfather, Victoriano, is the only tri-lingual newspaper in the country and one of the oldest family-owned minority publications in the nation. Read more from Creative Loafing.
Ask the Locals: Brian Schaefer of Skatepark of Tampa
Creative Loafing - March 20, 2014
Brian Schaefer is the owner and founder of Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT), a treasured mecca for skateboarders on the fringes of downtown Tampa. The park’s success has spawned documentary films, long features on ESPN.com, a high-profile professional skateboarding competition (Tampa Pro), a string of local retail stores, a bar and restaurant (The Bricks) in Ybor City, and custom Nikes. Read more from Creative Loafing.
St. Patrick's day parade in Ybor City draws large crowd
ABC Action News – March 15, 2014
Crews in Ybor City prepared for thousands of people to gather along 7th Avenue for the 19th annual Rough Riders' St. Patrick's Day parade. Streets were lined several rows deep and balconies were packed as revelers held out their hands as beads were hurled their way. Read more from ABC Action News.
Top 10 ways to explore Tampa Bay
Financial Express - March 12, 2014
TECO Line Streetcar System, Ybor City Saturday Market, the Columbia Restaurant and Gaspar's Grotto are mentioned in this list of top 10 experiences to discover Tampa Bay. Read more from Financial Express.