Category Archives: Entertainment & Recreation

Florida Hospital Center Ice taking shape.

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — The state’s largest ice hockey facility is taking shape in Wesley Chapel, promising to boost participation in ice sports and bring in local sales tax revenues. The 150,000-square-foot building, called Florida Hospital Center ...

Pensacola bracing for Xtreme Rush.

PENSACOLA, Fla. — A new $6 million fun center is slated for Pensacola’s Navy boulevard that could add nearly 200 jobs to the community. Gregory and Rebecca Drake are planning the West Navy Boulevard project which is expected for completion next su ...

BDB helps Yachtico sail into Palm Beach County.

West Palm Beach, Fla. – Yachtico, the largest global online yacht booking company, is relocating its corporate headquarters to Palm Beach County from Germany and hiring 50 new employees. The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in coo ...

$15 million Xscape Theaters planned for Riverview.

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — A new $15 million, 14-screen Xscape Theaters at the intersection of Interstate 75 and Progress Boulevard is coming to Riverview, creating hundreds of construction jobs and then permanent jobs before its open. Reclining leather chairs ...

Oh, WELL: Tampa development to be healthiest in world.

TAMPA, Fla. — Once the dust settles, Jeff Vinik’s new $2 billion downtown development project will be unlike any other in the world. Recently it was announced that the development spearheaded by the Tampa Bay Lightning owner will be the first WELL ...

Viacom, production studio bringing jobs to Broward.

MIAMI, Fla. — A dilapidated building has been transformed into a new Viacom film facility feature that will bring jobs and more movie and TV production to downtown Miami. A $14.5 million renovation has yielded a pair of fully operational film sound s ...

Downtown Disney expands into Disney Springs.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Walt Disney World Resort is adding even more venues to its popular Downtown Disney with a name change to coincide. Officials changed the name of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs, an important milestone in the ongoing transform ...

Topgolf Jacksonville set to tee up – VIDEO.

JACKSONVILLE – A new 65,000-square-foot Topgolf facility is set to kick off construction in Jacksonville. Topgolf will begin construction on the 65,000-square-foot facility in October; the venue is expected to open to the public in summer 2016. Topgolf ...

Wynwood Yard becomes culinary incubator.

MIAMI, Fla. — You’ve heard of business incubators and innovation hubs, but what about a culinary incubator? Well, entrepreneurs in Miami are making it a reality with The Wynwood Yard, a farm-to-table culinary incubator and community gathering plac ...

U.S. Women’s National Team to play in Orlando.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando will be able to capitalize on the U.S. Women’s National Team’s recent World Cup win with the recent announcement that the city will host a team from Brazil this fall. Brazil will face off against the U.S. Women’s N ...

Hickory Point Beach to rally thousands.

TAVARES, Fla. — The new Hickory Point Beach volleyball complex will serve up thousands of visitors to the community Sept. 12-13 for the 2015 US National Beach Championships and beyond after earning certification as an official tour stop for the Unite ...