March 5, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/20/2013

› Kendall gastropub sued by similarly named Texas grub-hub
A new Miami-Dade restaurant may be forced to fork over money and change its name, logo and website if it loses a trademark-infringement lawsuit filed recently in a federal court in Texas.

› Tampa, Manatee ports pursue car wars
It’s looking like “car wars” on Tampa Bay. Executives at the Port of Tampa and Port Manatee downplay the competition, but both ports are partnering with different auto distribution companies to lure automakers to their respective waterfronts.

› Souvenir shop in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea bids farewell
Tom Hitchcock stood tall with his arms crossed and his head held high. The 61-year-old store owner watched solemnly as an auctioneer sold off the last of what remained of a family souvenir shop he'd been a part of since he was a little boy.

› FIU begins operating Aquarius Reef Base in the Keys
A year ago, the federally owned Aquarius Reef Base — the world’s only operational underwater research habitat — was on life support, doomed by budget cuts to become scrap metal or a museum piece if some entity did not come to its rescue.

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