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Ybor City Welcomes Ashley Furniture
Ashley Furniture HomeStores, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, is establishing its U.S. e-commerce headquarters in Ybor City. Occupying more than 70,000 square feet of redeveloped space in Centro Ybor, the heart of Tampa’s historic business and entertainment district, will be more than 100 employees in executive, administrative, marketing, design, and information technology for both the e-commerce business as well as other Ashley corporate operations.
The new headquarters facility is expected to spur growth and renewal in the historic district and become a hub for thousands of annual visitors, including employees, retailers, vendors and customers from all over the world.
Did you know?
Ybor City has a friendly competition with Cuba for the title of World's Longest Cigar!
In November 2009, master cigar makers Wallace & Margarita Reyes (and a team of 98 volunteers) set a Guinness World Record at the Cigar Heritage Festival in Ybor City. The cigar measured 196 feet, 3 3/8 inches (59.82 meters) and weighed 112 pounds.
It's the second title for Mr. Reyes; in 2006, he obtained the world record with a 101' cigar. Mrs. Reyes, became the first woman master cigar maker to be part in the world record for "World's Longest Cigar" category.
In May 2011, a Cuban cigar roller reclaimed the title with a cigar measuring 268.4 feet (81.8 meters) Find out more about the Ybor City record effort.