Posted: 3:25 am Monday, July 16th, 2018
By Ann Kelly
Amazon Prime Day kicks off at 3 pm today and it’s been extended by an additional six hours making the online shopping experience a full 36 hours. Amazon did raise prime membership rates this year, but they still expect record-setting sales. Whole Foods is part of Prime Day this year offering “select deals. They were acquired by Amazon last year. Watch for other stores to match some of the deals.
St Pete City Council said no to one artist’s work proposed for the new St Pete Pier at last Thursday night’s meeting. The $1.5 million dollar price tag for the illuminated aerial sculpture by Janet Echelman was rejected by a 4-3 vote.
If you were one of the thousands who stood in line for Build-A-Bears Pay Your Age promotion in Tampa Bay and nationwide you might have walked away without a bear. The promotion was incredibly successful and the company had to shut down lines over safety concerns. But if you have an account with the company you can log on to claim a $15 voucher if you weren’t actually able to get into a store.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office wants loud car stereos turned down. You can actually report them yourself at Operation Lower The Boom and a first notice of the noise ordinance get mailed out. The second notice will get the offender a visit from a deputy. But a ticket won’t be issued unless the deputy actually witnesses the offense. Then that first offense will carry a $218 fine.
The Tampa Bay Rays gave us a look at plans for the proposed new stadium in Tampa last week.The park would be built in Ybor City and includes a translucent roof and sliding glass exterior walls. Seating capacity would be the smallest in Major League baseball at 30,842. The projected cost for the project is $892,429,823.
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