Style of Living in the Living Apartments

Living Apartments

House is the core heart of every family. It is that place where humans spend their lives. It needs to be organized, structured and yes the beautiful. Getting out from homes for a cozy vacation with family is tough, when you are worried about where to live in the vacation city. Lexington is known in all over the world for its tourist attractions. Lexington is a suburb located in Dallas. This city has marked itself to be the center of all activities and due to this fact the city has been reputed as a center place for vacations too. The apartments Lexington Ky are the best options that are available for making the vacation comfortable. Let’s see what types of lifestyles and rental apartments this city has for you! Continue reading “Style of Living in the Living Apartments”

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Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have had dual personalities in their first 15 games, producing a stellar 6-2 record at home and a 1-6 mark on the road, so manager Kevin Cash is happy the team continues a six-game homestand Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers.

“Nice to be back home, I guess,” Cash said Tuesday after the Rays’ 5-1 victory over Detroit, a result that ended Tampa Bay’s six-game skid against the Tigers. “It was a good day for a lot of people. We needed our bullpen, and a lot of guys came in and had success.”

Tampa Bay’s bullpen had a 6.85 ERA on the rough road trip that ended Monday in Boston, but the relief corps stepped up big Tuesday. Danny Farquhar, Tommy Hunter, Jumbo Diaz and Alex Colome combined for three perfect innings, retiring the final nine Tigers batters in order.

The Rays hope they won’t need the bullpen as much Wednesday as right-hander Chris Archer looks to build on a promising 2-0 start with a 2.21 ERA in three starts — all Tampa Bay wins.

Archer has only one win in six career starts against Detroit, despite a 3.12 ERA, but he was able to exorcise a longstanding hex against the Red Sox last week. He will pitch with confidence, as he is the first Rays pitcher to open a season with three starts of two runs or fewer allowed since 2013.

Detroit counters with right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who is 1-1 but carries a 5.06 ERA. He is coming off a five-walk loss to the Minnesota Twins in which he didn’t make it out of the fifth inning.

Zimmermann has a 1-1 record and 3.80 ERA in four career starts against the Rays, and he is winless in two starts at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay was able to cool off the Tigers’ bats Tuesday as Detroit went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and managed only two hits after the first inning. The Tigers’ one run was a season low, and their four hits tied a season low. They have dropped three of five after opening the season 6-2.

“We didn’t really swing the bat badly — we didn’t get a lot of hits or score many runs, but we didn’t swing the bat badly,” said manager Brad Ausmus, pointing to three balls hit to the warning track in the first three innings, in addition to a 451-foot home run by Miguel Cabrera.

Detroit has hit at least one home run in all 13 games to start the year, extending a franchise record to start a season. Their streak is the longest in the majors to open a year since the Indians hit home runs in 14 consecutive games in 2002.

That streak will be tested by Archer, who hasn’t allowed any home runs in his first three starts of the season. He didn’t go three straight starts without a home run at any point in 2016, when he finished 9-19 and served up a career-high 30 long balls.

The Awesome Beauty Of Tampa Florida

There are some cities that just really stick out in people’s minds whether it is from being an awesome place to live as a resident or a great destination to visit as a tourist. Florida is home to a wide array of these places and while Miami, Orlando, and The Florida Keys might get the most attention, Tampa is a truly fantastic gem that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Ybor City
Ybor City is the Cuba Town of Tampa and can be reached by trolley from Seaside, as well. This is a wonderful location with an incredible array of bars, cigar bars, and restaurants. A historic and fun area to visit loaded with old and new alike, Ybor City can offer a different experience with every single visit. This is a great place to visit and offers some serious adult entertainment during the yearly Gasparilla festivities.

John’s Dock
Located in the sister city of St. Petersburg, John’s Dock isn’t one dock but an entire area of specialty stores, great restaurants, and artisan areas for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. Down by the water, this area is designed to bring something of interest for everyone. From an entire shop dedicated to spices to seafood restaurants, there’s something for everyone here and the free solar powered shuttles to and from are a great way to see this section of the city and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Walking Trails
Tampa is a city for walkers with plenty of sidewalks, walk only neighborhoods, and some of the longest uninterrupted sidewalks/city walking trails in the world. You can walk along the way for miles upon miles, getting a first hand view of the city’s bay and the beautiful wildlife that occasionally shows itself right up near the coastal areas. So get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather in this gem of a city!

Massive $3 billion development will accelerate Tampa, Florida’s growth

Massive $3 billion development will accelerate Tampa, Florida’s growth. (Courtesy Strategic Property Partners)
Massive $3 billion development will accelerate Tampa, Florida’s growth. (Courtesy Strategic Property Partners)

This article appears in The Architect’s Newspaper’s April 2017 issue, which takes a deep dive into Florida to coincide with the upcoming AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando (April 27 to 29). We’re publishing the issue online as the Conference approaches—click here to see the latest articles to be uploaded.

Tampa, Florida, is one of the fastest growing cities in America. But one development in particular is set to catapult it forward more quickly than any other.

Developer Strategic Property Partners (SPP) is planning a roughly 50-acre, 9-million-square-foot, $3 billion, mixed-use project on the south side of the city’s downtown that will employ more than 15 architecture teams, designing more than 20 buildings. The first phase is slated to be complete by the end of 2020.

While the full team will be announced next month, confirmed architects include Morris Adjmi, COOKFOX, and Alfonso Architects, and landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand. Master planners include David Manfredi of Elkus Manfredi Architects, Jeff Speck of Speck & Associates, and David Dixon of Stantec.

Currently the site, edging the Hillsborough River and other local bodies of water, is a warren of oversized roads, parking lots, empty warehouses, and some lonely-feeling, but important, buildings like the Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay History Center, and the Florida Aquarium.

In order to create a more vibrant, urban environment, the team, said SPP CEO James Nozar, is paying careful attention to elements like walkability, architectural and programmatic variety, sustainability, landscape, and public space.

“We want it to feel authentic despite the fact that everything is going up at the same time,” said Nozar, who focused on the exceptional variety of architectural talent involved, a re-instituted street grid, and a careful balance of “depth, shadow, [and] context,” and “defining where the special moments happen and where the background fabric is.”

A dizzying amount of uses include over 2 million square feet of corporate office space, 200,000 square feet of creative and tech office space, a 320,000-square-foot facility for the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, a 400,000-square-foot medical arts building, 5,000 new residential apartment and condominium units, 750,000 square feet of new retail and cultural arts uses, a new arts pavilion, two new hotels, and the renovation of the existing Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.

The project, added Nozar, is pursuing WELL Building Certification, focusing on human health and wellness elements like fitness, light, and comfort. SPP is a joint venture between Cascade Investment LLP (Bill Gates’s investment fund) and local businessman Jeff Vinik, who owns the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team.

The city of Tampa has pledged to chip in $100 million for the site’s infrastructure, including new and updated roads, sidewalks, water, sewer, and park spaces, confirmed Bob McDonaugh, Tampa’s economic opportunity administrator. “They have very ambitious plans and we’re very supportive of them,” said McDonaugh. “It’s an interesting opportunity; instead of doing this piecemeal, it seems to make sense to do this all at once.” Pending approvals, building is set to begin next spring.

Masked robbers steal more than $250,000 in jewelry from Tampa store

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Police are investigating a robbery where masked men made off with approximately $250,000 worth of jewelry, according to a search warrant obtained by ABC Action News.

The robbery happened on December 9th, at Gold N Diamonds on East Fowler Avenue. Video shows a woman, who appears to be a customer, get let into the store through a locked door. Two men wearing masks barge in behind her pointing a gun at an employee.

“They had planned it very good. They must have been staking us out for a while.” Kokab Arshad, owner of the custom jewelry business, said. “they knew exactly what showcase to go to, exactly what time we put our stuff up.”

One of the men is seen shoving jewelry into a duffel bag. The two men and the woman are then seen running out of the store and into a white car.

We are not identifying the suspects because of an ongoing investigation, but the warrant describes one as a repeat offender who was arrested for pawning a stolen bracelet from Gold N Diamonds in May. He was released from jail a day before the December 9th robbery. That man is currently in the Polk County Jail on unrelated charges.

Arshad says they had very few problems in the 4-and-a-half years they’ve been open, but the robbery was the second blow in one week.

On December 3rd, thieves crashed a car through the front door after hours. At least two people went into the store and smashed several display cases, but almost all of the merchandise was locked in a safe. Still, Arshad says the damage caused cost them about $50,000.

The business is currently undergoing renovations. Arshard expects to be back open within a couple of weeks.

Masked robbers steal more than $250,000 in jewelry from Tampa store

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Police are investigating a robbery where masked men made off with approximately $250,000 worth of jewelry, according to a search warrant obtained by ABC Action News.

The robbery happened on December 9th, at Gold N Diamonds on East Fowler Avenue. Video shows a woman, who appears to be a customer, get let into the store through a locked door. Two men wearing masks barge in behind her pointing a gun at an employee.

“They had planned it very good. They must have been staking us out for a while.” Kokab Arshad, owner of the custom jewelry business, said. “they knew exactly what showcase to go to, exactly what time we put our stuff up.”

One of the men is seen shoving jewelry into a duffel bag. The two men and the woman are then seen running out of the store and into a white car.

We are not identifying the suspects because of an ongoing investigation, but the warrant describes one as a repeat offender who was arrested for pawning a stolen bracelet from Gold N Diamonds in May. He was released from jail a day before the December 9th robbery. That man is currently in the Polk County Jail on unrelated charges.

Arshad says they had very few problems in the 4-and-a-half years they’ve been open, but the robbery was the second blow in one week.

On December 3rd, thieves crashed a car through the front door after hours. At least two people went into the store and smashed several display cases, but almost all of the merchandise was locked in a safe. Still, Arshad says the damage caused cost them about $50,000.

The business is currently undergoing renovations. Arshard expects to be back open within a couple of weeks.

Tips For Traveling To Tampa Florida

When it comes time to plan your vacation to Tampa Florida, you will want to try to get everything ready before hand so you can have all the time to enjoy your trip. Below, we will be discussing some of the key tips that you should be using in order to have a successful trip.

Tips For Traveling To Tampa Florida:

1. Plan Ahead.

One of the primary things that you will want to do when planning for your trip is to properly plan ahead. You want to plan ahead of time so you do not have to run into any problems associated with last minute plans. By having everything planned out ahead of time, you should be able to get more things done during your entire trip. Not only that, but it should help you save a good amount of money as well since things are typically higher priced the closer you get to the actual trip date.

2. Bring Clothes For Warm Weather.

When it comes to traveling to just about anywhere in Florida, you are going to want to make sure that you pack enough clothes that you can wear for warm weather. You are going to want to be sure to pack warm weather clothing because it can really help to ensure that you are comfortable while you are there. That means you should be packing shorts and sandals.

3. Rent a Car.

While you could potentially get by without renting a car, you might want to consider renting a car for the best convenience. If you are planning on enjoying other surrounding cities, it would be wise to rent a car so you are able to do so freely without having to spend too much money in the process. Taking private or ride sharing transportation is a good way to save money if you are only going to be traveling short distances, but renting a car is a great option for those that might be looking to travel in and around Tampa.

As you can see, there are a lot of different things that you are going to want to do in order to ensure that your trip to Florida is a success. By being not only adequately prepared for the actual trip with everything planned out, but also being prepared for the right temperatures and weather conditions, you should be able to enjoy your trip to it’s fullest.

4 Epic Places To Shop In Tampa Florida

Whether you’re playing tourist or you’re actually one, Tampa, Florida has a lot of shopping opportunities to offer all travelers. You can choose from outdoorsy flea markets to fantastic cultural shopping hot spots. Understandably, you’re probably on a limited budget and on limited time, therefore, we’re only going to show you four of the best places to shop in the area. We believe that these places will provide all of the fun you and your family seek!

1. The Big Top Flea Market

Voted as one of the top flea markets in the Tampa Bay region, this 1,100 square foot area features some of the most eclectic booths you can find. Most of us think that flea markets are synonymous with antiques, but this market boasts anything from clothes and electronics to fresh produce. Best of all, you can check this place out every weekend!

2. The Ellenton Premium Outlets

Tampa Bay’s finest couture shopping experience can be had here with 130 different outlets to choose from. Best of all, you can save significantly on your favorite high end brands such as Coach, Lacoste, and Michael Kors. Savings can be had up to 65% off of manufacturer suggested retail price.

3. The Old Tampa Book Company

Bibliophiles can feel right at home shopping for rare, used, and out-of-print titles at the Old Tampa Book Company. This unique gem of a store offers over 40,000 titles for shoppers to choose from ranging from books on zoology to hobbies such as collecting and automobiles. Best of all, the prices are affordable and all of the books in fantastic condition!

4. Phoenix Glass Studio & Gallery

If you’re hoping to see a more artistic side of Tampa, Florida, why not try the Phoenix Glass Studio & Gallery? Featuring the stunning works of Susan Gott, visitors to the area can marvel at glass works of art blown and cast by the artist herself. Though stunning even if you don’t purchase anything, there are plenty of glass works to choose from and decorative objects.

Next time you’re in the Tampa region, make sure to check out these iconic shopping hot spots for a truly unique experience. Not only is it a great way to play tourist, but you don’t have to buy anything at all. Just a visit to any one of these attractions is a unique experience in and of itself.

Tampa FL Attractions & Restaurants For Vacationers Looking For Fun

Did you know that Tampa has almost 3 million people, almost 200 attractions and nearly 2,000 restaurants? If you start breaking down the attractions, walking downtown and hitting the beach, you will float away like Mary Poppins you’re gonna be so happy. Tampa is a happening place for sure, and those numbers are just the beginning. Are you ready to hear some of the details about everything waiting for you in Tampa?

The first thing you might want to do is go visit the beach, am I right? There are different places that you can go of course if you want to visit the beach. For starters, your can stop by Bay shore Boulevard, where you can do much more than just walk the beach. Isn’t that always the case? One thing to check out while you’re over there is Davis Island. That sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

You might want to make sure you stop by the River walk, too. I’ve only been to one Riverwalk in this country, and it was in Texas. The Tampa Riverwalk is quite big, and people in the reviews talk about spending even more than one day checking it out and also where it leads. That must be one interesting place!

Then there is the Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Bay History Center. You will go on from attraction to attraction, just like you would expect out of one of the best cities in Florida. Then there are those nearly 2,000 restaurants, like Happy Fish and Bern’s Steakhouse. Don’t both of those places sound like a good time?

Bahama Breeze looks like a really interesting place, too. North Rocky Point Drive is the location of this restaurant, and Bahama Breeze serves up coconut shrimp, one of my favorites. So I definitely recommend trying out that dish, as I would like to as well. Of course there are plenty of Tampa restaurants that you can enjoy while you are there.

One other spot that I know I would enjoy is Al’s Finger Lickin’ BBQ. Wouldn’t you just love to see the words ‘finger licking’ on a restaurant sign? It just makes you know you’re going to be eating good food. Once you fill up, it is on to some more attractions and the sights and sounds of Tampa. With a downtown destination and plenty of beach, will you ever want to leave Tampa FL?

What Is There to Do in Tampa Florida?

Tampa Florida

Many people head to Florida when the weather turns colder in the northern United States. They do so to get warmed up from the cold weather and to get a little sunshine on their skin. There are many places to visit in Florida, but Tampa is one that you would want to consider. After all, there are many things to do when visiting the area. Continue reading “What Is There to Do in Tampa Florida?”