Posted: 3:43 am Thursday, September 28th, 2017
By Ann Kelly
Amazon is looking for a second location for a headquarters and both Pinellas and Hillsborough want it to be in their county. There’s an interesting choice for a proposed location in St Pete – it’s the land where the Trop now stands. In Tampa. In Tampa they’re looking at land in Channelside and in downtown Tampa, now being developed by Lightning owner Jeff Vinik.
Information from a massive data breach affecting millions customers information who ate a Sonic restaurants is now for sale on the dark web. That information started showing up last week and Sonic confirmed it’s for real. What’s not for sure is if Sonic was the only business affected. Take a look here for more information.
Royal Caribbean won’t be taking vacationers on cruises for now – they’re taking supplies to Puerto Rico. The Adventure of the Seas dropped off medical personnel and supplies and is pickup up refugees from Hurricane Maria. The cruise line is also matching donations up to one million dollars.
If you’re looking for tickets to next Thursday night’s prime time game with the Patriots game at Raymond James Stadium, you’re out of luck. It’s sold out. As part of that game the team will honor the late Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer with induction into the Ring of Honor. The Bucs front office said this Sunday’s game against the Giants is also sold out.
More seasonal jobs have opened up, this time with the Post Office. There are job openings in Tampa, St Pete, Ybor City and Orlando. To apply for the jobs that will pay $12 an hour just click here.
The Florida Keys will be back open for tourists as of this Sunday. It was only two weeks ago that up to 25% of all the homes in the Keys were destroyed by Hurricane Irma. The Key West and Marathon airports are open.
Also happening on Sunday, you’ll be able to register to vote online for the first time in Florida. The Division of Elections office hopes more voters will register since this makes it a lot more convenient to actually register. You’ll need a valid state ID or driver’s license to register.
If you’re dealing with a leaky roof after Hurricane Irma, the Army Corps of Engineers has Operation Blue Roof underway. The program is free for homeowners and provides blue tarpsput up by licensed contractors. Here’s a link to their site, and you can call for more information at 1-888-ROOF-BLU OR 1-888-7663258.
The “Burg Buys Local Week” kicked off in St Petersburg on Sunday. The week was created to help small business recover from the losses incurred by Hurricane Irma and runs through October 1st. On the Tampa side, the same initiative is underway in Tampa with “Shop Gandy.” That event was created by business owners worried about the impact construction on the Selmon Crosstown will have on their sales.