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Tampa Bay's cross-bay ferry, which has been operating between Tampa and St. Pete from November to April since 2018, could expand to year-round service if local leaders agree to contribute.
What's happening: The ferry's three-year agreement expired last month, and Hillsborough County took the lead in negotiating an extension, per the Tampa Bay Times.
The Sunshine State is a hotspot for those who allegedly perpetrated the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
By the numbers: Florida is tied with Texas for the most individuals facing charges stemming from the event, with 47 arrests in each state out of the 484 total nationwide, per the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
As post-pandemic business travel comes back, experts say Florida's reopening policies should allow it to lock in a significant share of returning corporate events and meetings.
Why it matters: There's a lot of money to be made — with a lot of people itching to travel — after the sector lost $97 billion in spending last year, according to a new Tourism Economics analysis by the U.S. Travel Association.
Waterfront property can be hard to come by, but we found a few high-dollar homes in Clearwater, starting at $1.72M.
The state of play: The pandemic made Florida's laidback sunny lifestyle even more attractive, making Tampa Bay a top-tier market for luxury buyers. Derek Jeter's mansion, for example, sold for $22.5M within 6 months of being listed.
I'm going to be honest: I think Chick-fil-A is boring. It's way too overhyped, and if you don't know about the chain's ever-growing anti-LGBTQ history, well, you do now.
My solution for your fried pickly, kinda-chickeny cravings can be found at Gulfport's Golden Dinosaurs.
A growing bloom of the red tide organism Karenia brevis is spreading around Tampa Bay and other parts of Southwest Florida, prompting Pinellas County health officials to issue a warning to beachgoers late last week.
Why it matters: Beach businesses still recovering from the pandemic worry that a serious red tide could keep visitors away from a region that depends on tourism — and the bloom could spell disaster for the area’s marine ecosystems.