September 2, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/20/2013

› Black Diamond casino cruise halted for business reorganization
Barely high-rolling for three months, Black Diamond gambling cruises have folded operations while the business is reorganized. Sails are canceled for now. Employees are awaiting their last paychecks.

› Company founded in Dubai to open first Wok Chi restaurant in Brandon
A Chinese restaurant is headed to Brandon, by way of India, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and Sarasota. Wok Chi opens this spring in the Regency Square shopping center along Brandon Boulevard, entering the increasingly competitive field of restaurants focused on healthy food options served quickly and for less money than traditional sitdown restaurants.

› A Banksy mural, lost in London, is found in Miami
North Londoners are furious over a missing Banksy mural that was torn off a building in the Wood Green neighborhood of the city and has since resurfaced online at Fine Art Auctions Miami. The high-profile mural by the mysterious street artist, no stranger to publicity stunts, depicts a boy on his knees, hunched over a sewing machine and stitching Union Jack bunting.

› CoupTessa files for bankruptcy
CoupTessa, a Miami daily deal site, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 1. Among the creditors dozens of South Florida salons, spas, restaurants and other businesses.

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