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Joseph Cortez

Having been born and raised in Tampa, Joseph takes a more personal approach when writing about city news. Although he covers all of the most important topics, he also provides readers with insight about some of the city’s lesser known ventures, whether it consists of information on restaurants, events, or local sites. Readers always know they can learn something new about Tampa Bay through Joseph’s blogs and articles. From a very early age, Joseph was interested in writing. Following in his father’s footsteps, who taught journalism at a top university, Joseph attended an elite college earning a degree in business and journalism. Today, he focuses on researching and perfecting work for his loyal readers but also spends quality time with his wife and two sons.

Jeff Vinik’s Plan To Redevelop 40 Acres Of Downtown Tampa Revealed

During the Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, plans for the redevelopment of 40 acres of downtown Tampa were revealed. The redevelopment plans include office space, new residential units, a hotel development, retail space, and walkable parks. The redevelopment would occur around Amalie Arena in Tampa’s core. Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik presented the plan ...

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Fantasy Football Event Draws Huge Crowd to Raymond James Stadium

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially started the 2016 pre-season Friday with players reporting to One Buc Place. Could fantasy football be far behind? 500 fans gathered for what was billed as the world’s largest fantasy football draft party at Raymond James on Sunday with Buccaneers players past and present in attendance. Mike Alstott, Ronde Barber and Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, were ...

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Tampa Bay Housing Market Best Since Recession Started

If you are looking to buy a new home in the Tampa Bay area you may find yourself up against competitive buyers for the first time in several years. single-family home sales are up 28.5% in June compared to the same month in 2014. The national increase is 9.6% in the state increase at 19.6%, so the Tampa Bay market ...

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Fisher Family First Homeowners in Starkey Ranch

One of the Tampa Bay area’s newest communities is taking shape on more than 2,400 acres just north of Tampa, Starkey Ranch. Starkey Ranch homes will come in all sizes, from impressive Estate Homes to low-maintenance Villas and Townhomes, and everything in between. There will however only be one first family in the sprawling community. Mike and Julie Fisher will forever hold ...

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