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Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Ybor City’s residents and unique businesses are what make up the strong culture of the district and are a catalyst to why Ybor City is the Heart of Tampa. We
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Ybor City’s Roots Revived
Ybor City’s Roots Revived
J.C Newman Cigar Factory Creates Living History   In 1885, the city of Ybor was brought to life through the cigar industry. Founded by cigar manufacturers, supported by cigar factories, and built
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Ybor on TODAY
Ybor on TODAY

Did you see a familiar face on the TODAY Show? That’s right! Our friends at BarrieHaus Beer Company were interviewed by Kerry Sanders with NBC’s TODAY Show. Co-owner and Ybor City lover, Junbae Lee, had the

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Wear Your Heart on Your Face
Wear Your Heart on Your Face

Did you snag a Heart of Tampa facemask? Through a partnership with Visit Tampa Bay, the Ybor City CRA was able to give out over 200 facemasks in just under

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DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
East Ybor Gateway Monument Project Moves Forward   Thanks to the incredible work of the Ybor CAC’s Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Committee, the Historic East Ybor & Gary Neighborhood Association and the Barrio Latino Commission (BLC) the East Ybor Gateway Monument with
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Tampa Baseball Museum Celebrates Ybor’s Diverse History
Tampa Baseball Museum Celebrates Ybor’s Diverse History
Tampa Baseball Museum Celebrates Ybor’s Diverse History In 1920, during the height of ‘Jim Crow’ and racial segregation, a group of talented young athletes walked out onto Plant Field near the
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Historic Ybor City Launches New Campaign: Heart of Tampa
Historic Ybor City Launches New Campaign: Heart of Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2020) – Historic Ybor City, also known as America’s Neighborhood, is launching a new campaign to celebrate its strong history, diversity, and collective economic impact to

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Lift Up Local Continues for Ybor Businesses throughout the duration of the local state of emergency
Lift Up Local Continues for Ybor Businesses throughout the duration of the local state of emergency
The City of Tampa is continuing the Lift Up Local Economic Recovery Plan, including in Ybor City, throughout the duration of the City of Tampa’s local state of emergency. Lift
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Hotel Haya combines Ybor’s Historic Roots with Modern Comfort
Hotel Haya combines Ybor’s Historic Roots with Modern Comfort

A brilliant adaptive reuse of two distinctive buildings combined with a smart new build, Hotel Haya captures the exuberant Cuban, Italian, and Spanish influences of the famed Ybor City neighborhood.

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Hillsborough County Accepting Applications for Financial Assistance
Hillsborough County Accepting Applications for Financial Assistance

Hillsborough County’s R3 Utility and Housing Assistance portal is open and accepting applications. The financial assistance is awarded on a first-come basis to residents who have had a reduction in wage or

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City of Tampa launches Phase III of One Tampa Relief Program
City of Tampa launches Phase III of One Tampa Relief Program

The City of Tampa plans to spend another $1.2 million to help approximately 580 small businesses that previously didn’t qualify for aid. While businesses must be located in the City of Tampa

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Hillsborough County’s R3 Program Opens to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Hillsborough County’s R3 Program Opens to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The Early Access period for Hillsborough County’s R3 program opened to the public today, offering financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. $100 million in recovery assistance is available
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Hillsborough County now offering online registration for COVID testing
Hillsborough County now offering online registration for COVID testing
Hillsborough County now offering online registration for COVID testing Hillsborough County residents can now make appointments online for free COVID-19 coronavirus testing through hcflgov.net/covidtesting. There are seven testing locations in the
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Mayor Castor Issues Face Covering Mandate and Announces FREE Face Covering Pickup Locations
Mayor Castor Issues Face Covering Mandate and Announces FREE Face Covering Pickup Locations

Mayor Castor Issues Face Covering Mandate and Announces FREE Face Covering Pickup Locations The distribution of masks to businesses is now closed (6/28/2020) In an effort to prioritize public safety

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City of Tampa Launches Lift Up Local Campaign to Support Local Businesses to Re-open Responsibly
City of Tampa Launches Lift Up Local Campaign to Support Local Businesses to Re-open Responsibly
City of Tampa Launches Lift Up Local Campaign to Support Local Businesses to Re-open Responsibly Tampa, Florida (May 4, 2020)—In conjunction with the Governor’s Order for a phased re-opening of
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Ybor City workers and small businesses asked what the biggest challenges are of COVID-19
Ybor City workers and small businesses asked what the biggest challenges are of COVID-19
Ybor City workers and small businesses asked what the biggest challenges are of COVID-19 TAMPA, Fla. (April 28, 2020) – COVID-19 has caused ominous impacts to the Ybor City economy, revealed in a survey conducted by the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC). With most of the
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COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opens near Ybor City in East Tampa
COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opens near Ybor City in East Tampa
COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opens near Ybor City in East Tampa  Hillsborough County has opened drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 near Ybor City at the Lee Davis Community Resource Center at 3402 N. 22nd St.  Drive-thru testing will ONLY
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City of Tampa launches COVID-19 relief fund for residents and small businesses
City of Tampa launches COVID-19 relief fund for residents and small businesses

April 21 update: The City of Tampa has received the maximum number of individual/family applications at this time. The online application process is now closed. The City is reviewing applications against

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Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa – Special Call Meeting
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tampa – Special Call Meeting The CRA Special Call Meeting will discuss a possible loan or grant program for businesses located in the Community Redevelopment
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Covid-19 Updates
Covid-19 Updates
Our neighborhood is our family, and like all families, we want the best for you. We’ve put together resources for small businesses and residents that can be helpful during this
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Ybor City Development Corporation’s ‘More in Ybor’ Campaign Wins Second Award
Ybor City Development Corporation’s ‘More in Ybor’ Campaign Wins Second Award
Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2019) – The Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), in partnership with the City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and HCP Associates, was recently given its
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Ybor City Development Corporation’s ‘More in Ybor’ Campaign Wins Prestigious Award
Ybor City Development Corporation’s ‘More in Ybor’ Campaign Wins Prestigious Award
The Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), in partnership with the City of Tampa Community Redevelopment Agency and HCP Associates, won the 2019 Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Award in the promotion
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Accountant, Cop Pair on Ybor City Fraud Prevention Firm
Accountant, Cop Pair on Ybor City Fraud Prevention Firm
Fraud Doctor, one of the first tenants in The Undercroft, has made itself right at home in the cybersecurity hub in Ybor City. Fraud Doctor helps companies manage their risk
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The Undercroft Aims to Make Ybor City a Cybersecurity Hub
The Undercroft Aims to Make Ybor City a Cybersecurity Hub
The Undercroft Aims to Make Ybor City a Cybersecurity Hub The Undercroft is a member-driven cybersecurity guild and development center located in historic Ybor City. They offer secure workspace, tailored
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Ybor City Museum Society to Honor 2019 Legacy Awards Recipients
Ybor City Museum Society to Honor 2019 Legacy Awards Recipients

Ybor City Museum Society to Honor 2019 Legacy Awards Recipients Tampa, FL– The Ybor City Museum Society (YCMS) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Legacy Awards, who

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Blair Witch Project Director Will Turn Ybor City Into a Horror Hotbed- Tampa Bay Times
Blair Witch Project Director Will Turn Ybor City Into a Horror Hotbed- Tampa Bay Times
Ybor City’s Cuban Club will be featured in a horror web series directed by The Blair Witch Project’s Dan Myrick. Then, in October, it will host the iHorror.com film festival. The community
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J.C. Newman Breaks Ground on Multimillion Dollar Factory Expansion
J.C. Newman Breaks Ground on Multimillion Dollar Factory Expansion
As part of the factory renovations, J.C. Newman will be constructing a brand new rolling gallery. The handmade cigar production space will include room for a dozen rollers, aging rooms
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Mexican Cocktail Inspires Ybor City Craft Beer in Old Tampa
Mexican Cocktail Inspires Ybor City Craft Beer in Old Tampa

Fresh off its one-year anniversary in April, Ybor City’s Zydeco Brew Werks has released some of its best beer yet, proving that it has more to bring to the table

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Ybor City 2019 Spring Photo Contest Launched
Ybor City 2019 Spring Photo Contest Launched
Ybor City 2019 Spring Photo Contest Launched FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAMPA, Fla. (March 29, 2019) – The Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), in search of striking Ybor City imagery, announces
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Tampa Baseball Museum to Celebrate Local History of the Game with Free ‘Homeruns & History’ Event in Ybor City March 23
Tampa Baseball Museum to Celebrate Local History of the Game with Free ‘Homeruns & History’ Event in Ybor City March 23
Homeruns & History is hosted in partnership with the Ybor City Saturday Market and the Ybor City Museum Society.  Proceeds of the event will benefit the Tampa Baseball Museum at
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Crowds Gather in Ybor City for St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Crowds Gather in Ybor City for St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The annual Rough Riders 2019 Parade held in Ybor City was a huge success! TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - St. Patrick’s Day celebrations got underway Saturday night in Ybor City with hundreds of
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Ybor City Launches Vision 2020- Tampa Bay Newswire
Ybor City Launches Vision 2020- Tampa Bay Newswire
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. (VHB) has been selected to lead to lead the Ybor community visioning process. VHB will provide a roadmap for the district’s future with areas of focus
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Former Ybor City Brewery Mixes Past with Future in Tampa
Former Ybor City Brewery Mixes Past with Future in Tampa
Former Ybor City Brewery Mixes Past with Future in Tampa Once the Florida Brewing Company and home of La Tropical beer, the 19th-century industrial building on the corner of Nuccio
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Adventures galore here in Ybor!
Adventures galore here in Ybor!
Adventures galore here in Ybor! Serious novelists and reporters alike can spend their lives in search of a perfect opening sentence. Here's a doozy from crime writer Dennis Lehane from
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Couple convert judge’s decaying Ybor City home into a stunning ‘Rainbow Plantation’
Couple convert judge’s decaying Ybor City home into a stunning ‘Rainbow Plantation’

Leaders of the Tampa Pride Organization restore a 94-year-old plantation style home on the outskirts of Ybor City. TAMPA — Through the years, Gianna Russo has nearly broken into tears

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Southern Pride: A Guide to Tampa’s LGBTQ Scene-Livability
Southern Pride: A Guide to Tampa’s LGBTQ Scene-Livability

Ybor City is proud of our area’s dedication to promoting a culture of acceptance, support, and inclusion. Tampa’s beautiful year-round weather, sunny beaches and a thriving job market are all huge

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The 8th Annual Rotary Club of Ybor City Golf Classic
The 8th Annual Rotary Club of Ybor City Golf Classic

The 8th Annual Rotary Club of Ybor City Golf Classic Please join us for our 8th Annual Golf Classic fundraiser. This event raises funds that are distributed through local charities.

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FSU Entrepreneur Center Coming to Tampa, Partners with HCC, Hillsborough County- Tampa Bay Business Journal
FSU Entrepreneur Center Coming to Tampa, Partners with HCC, Hillsborough County- Tampa Bay Business Journal

Hillsborough Community College (HCC) will soon open an entrepreneur center for driven business students. “The Jim Moran Institute is partnering with Hillsborough County and Hillsborough County Community College to offer

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Holiday Season Event Lineup
Holiday Season Event Lineup

Experience the magic of the Holidays in Tampa! Come and enjoy the seasonal events and celebrations that are guaranteed to get you in the festive mood. To Learn More Click

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Vintage Roost Market Coming to Ybor City Every Second and Fourth Weekend
Vintage Roost Market Coming to Ybor City Every Second and Fourth Weekend
Vintage Roost Market Coming to Ybor City Every Second and Fourth Weekend The Vintage Roost, a new recurring weekend-long vintage market, is set to take over 2326 East 7th Avenue
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Ybor City Featured in REVITALIZATION News: Link to story
Ybor City Featured in REVITALIZATION News: Link to story
The Mega-Revitalization of Tampa's Historic Ybor City is One of the Nation's Largest This Feature Article was written for REVITALIZATION by Eric Polins of HCP Associates. When I moved to
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Ybor City’s Blind Tiger Taking Over WestChase Coffee Scene
Ybor City’s Blind Tiger Taking Over WestChase Coffee Scene
Ybor City's Blind Tiger Taking Over WestChase Coffee Scene Shoulders shrug when passers by are asked “Hey, what is going in here?” After almost a year the wait is over!
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Ybor City’s Jason Fernandez Featured on WFLA GR8 Inspirations
Ybor City’s Jason Fernandez Featured on WFLA GR8 Inspirations
Ybor City's Jason Fernandez Featured on WFLA GR8 Inspirations Ybor City restaurateur Jason Fernandez, owner and operator of the Historic Hospitality restaurant group that manages the popular historic district restaurants
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Ybor City Showcase to Spotlight Work of Local Female Artist in Tampa
Ybor City Showcase to Spotlight Work of Local Female Artist in Tampa
Ybor City Showcase to Spotlight Work of Local Female Artist in Tampa A curated art show being held at the Centro Asturiano de Tampa on  October 5, will feature work from
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Fort Lauderdale Based Law Firm Opens Offices in Ybor City
Fort Lauderdale Based Law Firm Opens Offices in Ybor City
Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Opens Offices in Ybor City TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lubell Rosen Managing Partners Mark Rosen, Esq. and Steven L. Lubell, Esq.are pleased to announce that the firm
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‘A Planet for Tomorrow: 100 Poster Exhibition’ in Ybor City this Weekend
‘A Planet for Tomorrow: 100 Poster Exhibition’ in Ybor City this Weekend
'A Planet for Tomorrow: 100 Poster Exhibition' in Ybor City this Weekend TAMPA, Fla. — “Day for Tomorrow” returns to Ybor City for its third year and Florida for its
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AXIS Dance Company brings Radical Impact to Tampa
AXIS Dance Company brings Radical Impact to Tampa
AXIS Dance Company brings Radical Impact to Tampa TAMPA, FL – Hillsborough Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Series present AXIS Dance Company (CA) as they hit the stage with
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Eighth Annual Fantasma Fest Prepares Ybor City for Weekend of Halloween Activities
Eighth Annual Fantasma Fest Prepares Ybor City for Weekend of Halloween Activities Throughout the '70s and '80s, Ybor City's fall parade drew thousands of visitors to the district. As Ybor
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Vicente Martinez-Ybor and the Butterfly Effect that Created Ybor City
Vicente Martinez-Ybor and the Butterfly Effect that Created Ybor City
Vicente Martinez-Ybor and the Butterfly Effect that Created Ybor City As we get set to celebrate the bicentennial birth of Vicente Martinez-Ybor, Creative Loafing looked back on the life of
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Columbia Restaurant Teams Up With Community Harvest To Support Nonprofits
Columbia Restaurant Teams Up With Community Harvest To Support Nonprofits
Columbia Restaurant Teams Up With Community Harvest To Support Nonprofits For over twenty years, Columbia Restaurant has teamed up with Community Harvest to help support local nonprofit organizations. Once again,
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Snobachi Serves Perfect Solution to Hot Summer Days
Snobachi Serves Perfect Solution to Hot Summer Days
Snobachi Serves Perfect Solution to Hot Summer Days Ybor City's Snobachi Handcrafted Ice Cream has been rolling up the perfect solution to hot summer days. Serving Thailand and Philippines inspired
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Business Sector Leads Ybor City’s Creative Renaissance
Business Sector Leads Ybor City’s Creative Renaissance
Business Sector Leads Ybor City's Creative Renaissance Ybor City's storied history includes a culture of change.  What began with artist revitalizing dilapidated and neglected buildings has grown to a new
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Call for Entries for the Ybor City Summer Photo Contest
Call for Entries for the Ybor City Summer Photo Contest
Call for Entries for the Ybor City Summer Photo Contest TAMPA, Fla. (August 2, 2018) The Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC) announced today the launch of a photo contest in
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Virtual Tour Takes a Look at the Future of Tampa
Virtual Tour Takes a Look at the Future of Tampa
Virtual Tour Takes a Look at the Future of Tampa With the announcement of the Sparkaman Wharf development at the site that was formerly known as Channelside Plaza, Fox 13
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Burn Rubber Showcases New York City Graffiti Culture on Reebok Classic Sneakers Art Show
Burn Rubber Showcases New York City Graffiti Culture on Reebok Classic Sneakers Art Show
Burn Rubber Showcases New York City Graffiti Culture on Reebok Classic Sneakers Art Show Artist from the 80's graffiti culture in New York City showed off their 'soles' for a
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La Segunda Bakery’s World Famous Cuban Bread
La Segunda Bakery’s World Famous Cuban Bread
La Segunda Bakery's World Famous Cuban Bread Since 1915, La Segunda bakery has been supplying the Tampa Bay area with it's world famous Cuban bread. The fourth-generation family-owned bakery has
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Ybor Saturday Market Vendor Expands to Specialty Food Markets Across Tampa Bay
Ybor Saturday Market Vendor Expands to Specialty Food Markets Across Tampa Bay
Ybor Saturday Market Vendor Expands to Specialty Food Markets Across Tampa Bay What began as Vivian Clark making her specialty Cajun crawfish pies for friend's parties, soon became it's own
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Flynn’s Retro Bar & Gaming Coming to Ybor City
Flynn’s Retro Bar & Gaming Coming to Ybor City
Flynn’s Retro Bar & Gaming Coming to Ybor City A one-of-a-kind retro arcade gaming bar dedicated to ’80s and ’90s nostalgia is set to takeover the location that was home
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Ybor Biennial Worker and Resident Study
Ybor Biennial Worker and Resident Study
Ybor Biennial Worker and Resident Study In 2016, the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC) launched its first district survey of residents and workers. Many changes and improvements have occurred since
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TECO Line Streetcar To Offer Free Rides, Faster Service Beginning in August
TECO Line Streetcar To Offer Free Rides, Faster Service Beginning in August
TECO Line Streetcar To Offer Free Rides, Faster Service Beginning in August The City of Tampa announced today that thanks to a special grant from the Florida Department of Transportation,
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Old-line Members of Ybor City Families to be Honored at This Year’s Legacy Awards
Old-line Members of Ybor City Families to be Honored at This Year’s Legacy Awards
Old-line Members of Ybor City Families to be Honored at This Year's Legacy Awards Now in its 34th year, the Ybor City Museum Society has honored more than 70 members
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Historic Cigar Factory Converted To Apartments With Help From County Grants
Historic Cigar Factory Converted To Apartments With Help From County Grants
Historic Cigar Factory Converted To Apartments With Help From County Grants Ybor City is home to beautiful buildings that were formerly cigar factories. Hillsborough County has helped to revitalize these
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Study Shows Proposed Rays Ballpark in Ybor Accessible by Majority of Population in Region
Study Shows Proposed Rays Ballpark in Ybor Accessible by Majority of Population in Region
Study Shows Proposed Rays Ballpark in Ybor Accesible by Majority of Population in Region Image courtesy of Twitter While the proposed location for a new Rays ballpark has not been
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Four-Story Boutique Hotel Set to Begin Construction on East Seventh Avenue
Four-Story Boutique Hotel Set to Begin Construction on East Seventh Avenue
Four-Story Boutique Hotel Set to Begin Construction on East Seventh Avenue A groundbreaking ceremony took place this week for Ybor City's largest construction project which is set to convert a
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Ybor City’s New Orleans Inspired Restaurant and Brewery
Ybor City’s New Orleans Inspired Restaurant and Brewery
Ybor City's New Orleans Inspired Restaurant and Brewery Zydeco Brew Werks recently celebrated its grand opening in Ybor City, giving guest a New Orleans Bourbon Street inspired experience in Tampa's
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Ybor City’s La Segunda Recognized as World’s Largest Supplier of Cuban Bread
Ybor City’s La Segunda Recognized as World’s Largest Supplier of Cuban Bread
Ybor City's La Segunda Recognized as World's Largest Supplier of Cuban Bread The fourth generation Ybor City bakery, La Sengunda Central Bakery, has been baking fresh Cuban bread in the
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The Last Remaining Cigar Factory Continues Heritage
The Last Remaining Cigar Factory Continues Heritage
The Last Remaining Cigar Factory Continues Heritage The J.C. Newman Cigar Factory has outlived all its competitors, since taking over the E. Regensburg and Sons Cigar Factory at 2701 N
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Ybor City Museum Society Announces 2018 Legacy Awards Recipients
Ybor City Museum Society Announces 2018 Legacy Awards Recipients
Ybor City Museum Society Announces 2018 Legacy Awards Recipients Tampa, FL– The Ybor City Museum Society (YCMS) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Legacy Awards, who were
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Sci-Fi Solo Performance Premiering at Ybor City’s Fringe Festival
Sci-Fi Solo Performance Premiering at Ybor City’s Fringe Festival
Sci-Fi Solo Performance Premiering at Ybor City's Fringe Festival Tampa, FL May 3, 2018: Seattle-based science fiction writer, performer, director, and all-around nerd L. Nicol Cabe brings her third science
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Ybor City Development Corporation Board Nominations
Ybor City Development Corporation Board Nominations
Board Nominations The Nominating Committee of the Ybor City Development Corporation (YCDC), Inc. is seeking nominations for five 2019-2020 Board of Directors members to serve through September 30, 2020. Directors
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Orlando Weekly’s Guide for Road Tripping to Tampa
Orlando Weekly’s Guide for Road Tripping to Tampa
Orlando Weekly's Guide for Road Tripping to Tampa Orlando Weekly recently published a guide for road tripping to Tampa, featuring a number of tips for visitors passing through including a
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Ybor City’s Naviera Coffee Mills Expands Nationwide
Ybor City’s Naviera Coffee Mills Expands Nationwide
Ybor City's Naviera Coffee Mills Expands Nationwide Naviera Coffee Mills began in Ybor City with a small family run operation. Throughout the years they have expanded and grown their operation,
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25th Adela and Cesar Gonzmart Awardee Announced
25th Adela and Cesar Gonzmart Awardee Announced
25th Adela and Cesar Gonzmart Awardee Announced Fourth generation Tampa native Jason Fernandez will be honored with the 25th Adela and Cesar Gonzmart award by the Ybor City Chamber of
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Tampa Bay’s Center for Architecture and Design Ready for Ribbon Cutting
Tampa Bay’s Center for Architecture and Design Ready for Ribbon Cutting
Tampa Bay’s Center for Architecture and Design Ready for Ribbon Cutting Just in time for Tampa Bay Design Week, Tampa Bay's Center for Architecture and Design will be holding a
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Historic Mafia Bar Being Converted in Ybor City
Historic Mafia Bar Being Converted in Ybor City
Historic Mafia Bar Being Converted in Ybor City After a fire in 1988 brought down the building that once housed an illegal casino ran by the mafia, the historic site
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7th Annual Cuban Festival Set to Crown Best Cuban Sandwich in the World
7th Annual Cuban Festival Set to Crown Best Cuban Sandwich in the World

The 7th Annual Cuban Sandwich Festival is set to kick off Saturday, March 31 through April 1 at the HCC Ybor Campus, 1320 E. Palm Ave. The family-friendly event is

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New Beginnings for Last Wooden Cigar Factory in Ybor City
New Beginnings for Last Wooden Cigar Factory in Ybor City
New Beginnings for Last Wooden Cigar Factory in Ybor City What was once home to the Oliva Tobacco Co. will soon open as the Angel Oliva Sr. Building. The 32,000-square-foot wooden
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Ybor Pride Parade Draws Big Crowds
Ybor Pride Parade Draws Big Crowds
Ybor Pride Parade Draws Big Crowds Ybor City entertained thousands of citizens from the Tampa Bay region for their annual LGBTQ pride festival and parade, which many stated was full
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Welcome to the District, Bainbridge
Welcome to the District, Bainbridge
Welcome to the District, Bainbridge A packed crowd gathered outside of the entrance of the newly completed Bainbridge Ybor for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the
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Italian Club Prepares for 21st Annual Festa Italiana
Italian Club Prepares for 21st Annual Festa Italiana
Italian Club Prepares for 21st Annual Festa Italiana The annual Italian food and culture festival, Festa Italiana is gearing up for the 21st time.  This years' festivities will begin with
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Rays Vision for Ybor City Ballpark
Rays Vision for Ybor City Ballpark
Rays Vision for Ybor City Ballpark Since the announcement of the Rays intention to pursue a new stadium in Ybor City, many have speculated on the details surrounding the move. 
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Rays Fever Hits Ybor City Real Estate
Rays Fever Hits Ybor City Real Estate
Rays Fever Hits Ybor City Real Estate After the most recent announcement from the Tampa Bay Rays and their selection of Ybor City as the proposed site for a new
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Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program
Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program
Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program In an effort to promote heritage tourism, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners has budgeted $1 million for the Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program. The
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Gasparilla International Film Festival Announces Special Guests
Gasparilla International Film Festival Announces Special Guests
Gasparilla International Film Festival Announces Special Guest Film fans have a lot to look forward to at this year's Gasparilla International Film Festival. Stars of the cult classic 'The Room'
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Newest Distillers in Ybor City Crafting Up Gaspar’s Rum
Newest Distillers in Ybor City Crafting Up Gaspar’s Rum
Newest Distillers in Ybor City Crafting Up Gaspar's Rum Setting up shop along North 21st in Ybor City, Tampa Bay Rum Company has been crafting up small batch fine rum
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Ybor City’s Abandoned Tunnel System
Ybor City’s Abandoned Tunnel System
Ybor City's Abandoned Tunnel System Did you know that below Ybor City's brick buildings and busy streets lies an extensive network of tunnels that were carved in secret and used
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Tampa Bay Rays Announce Ybor City as Preferred Site for New Stadium
Tampa Bay Rays Announce Ybor City as Preferred Site for New Stadium
Tampa Bay Rays Announce Ybor City as Preferred Site for New Stadium Rays principal owner Stu Sternberg announced today that the Rays have decided on historic Ybor City as the
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Spend a Day In Ybor City
Spend a Day In Ybor City
Spend a Day In Ybor City My Wanderlusty Life's Ashley Smith recently spent a day exploring Ybor City. From checking out the historic monuments and museums, to enjoying a hand
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A Look Behind the Scenes at Ybor City’s Oldest Cigar Factory
A Look Behind the Scenes at Ybor City’s Oldest Cigar Factory
A Look Behind the Scenes at Ybor City's Oldest Cigar Factory With Gasparilla season upon us, News Channel 8 got an inside look at J.C. Newman Cigar Company, the oldest
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Ybor City Welcomes TransferWise
Ybor City Welcomes TransferWise
Ybor City Welcomes TransferWise The J. Seidenberg & Co./Havana-American Cigar Factory, Ybor City's second oldest remaining brick cigar factory is now the new home of TransferWise. The London-based financial tech
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The Distinguished Restaurants of North America Induct Columbia Restaurant Group’s Richard Gonzmart to Hall of Fame
The Distinguished Restaurants of North America Induct Columbia Restaurant Group’s Richard Gonzmart to Hall of Fame
The Distinguished Restaurants of North America Induct Columbia Restaurant Group's Richard Gonzmart to Hall of Fame The Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNA) announced their 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
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Restored Building to Open as Zydeco Brew Werks
Restored Building to Open as Zydeco Brew Werks
Restored Building to Open as Zydeco Brew Werks Zydeco Brew Werks founders have been working nonstop since December 2015 to renovate the space on 1902 E. Seventh Ave. When completed, the
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La Segunda Bakery Expanding Outside of Ybor City
La Segunda Bakery Expanding Outside of Ybor City
La Segunda Bakery Expanding Outside of Ybor City Ybor City's La Segunda bakery, which is celebrating its 103rd anniversary, has announced plans to open its second location.  The busy Ybor bakery
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Ybor City Prepares for 71st Annual Fiesta Day
Ybor City Prepares for 71st Annual Fiesta Day
Ybor City Prepares for 71st Annual Fiesta Day On February 25th, the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce will be presenting the 71st annual Fiesta Day.  The family-friendly and free event
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Tampa Police Department Expanding Business Watch Program in Ybor City
Tampa Police Department Expanding Business Watch Program in Ybor City
Tampa Police Department Expanding Business Watch Program in Ybor City The Tampa Police Department is currently seeking businesses in Ybor City to join Business Watch. The Business Watch program opens up several
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Looking back on Ybor City’s Kitty Daniels Career
Looking back on Ybor City’s Kitty Daniels Career
Looking back on Ybor City's Kitty Daniels Career Ybor City native, Kitty Daniels has been a performer and entertainer for more than 50 years. Tampa Bay Times Correspondent, Kenya Woodard
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SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Small Businesses  In Florida Affected by Hurricane Irma
SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Small Businesses In Florida Affected by Hurricane Irma
SBA Offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Small Businesses In Florida Affected by Hurricane Irma ATLANTA – Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private
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Ybor City Remembers the Legendary Ferdie Pacheco
Ybor City Remembers the Legendary Ferdie Pacheco
Ybor City Remembers the Legendary Ferdie Pacheco Ybor City native and Muhammad Ali's ringside doctor, Ferdie Pacheco passed away November 16, but his life will be celebrated this Thursday, December
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Authentic Italian Cuisine and Fun at Cheezy’s Bistro and Speakeasy
Authentic Italian Cuisine and Fun at Cheezy’s Bistro and Speakeasy
Authentic Italian Cuisine and Fun at Cheezy's Bistro and Speakeasy 15th Street in Ybor City has seen many improvements this year, from a distillery, to a brewery and venue, to
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Florida and Iowa to Square-Off in Outback Bowl
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Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office opens history center in Ybor City
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Ybor City celebrates its Italian heritage
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Gasparilla Film Festival honors Rita Moreno
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Gasparilla Film Festival lineup draws Rita Moreno, Diane Ladd, Mark-Paul Gosselaar
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Pirates invade Ybor City for Krewe of Sant’Yago Knight Parade
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BHS marching band brings home grand champion trophy
BHS marching band brings home grand champion trophy The Pentagraph (Bloomington, IL) – January 6, 2016 During the final moments of 2015, members of Bloomington High School’s marching band paraded
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Florida Cane Distillery moving to Ybor City
Florida Cane Distillery moving to Ybor City WTSP-TV – January 5, 2016 A local craft vodka distillery is preparing to make a big change this spring. The Florida Cane Distillery
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