October 1, 2014

Southwest Florida

World of Beer -- and food

Tavern fare and mixed drinks help drive growth.

Art Levy | 4/30/2014

As CEO of Tampa-based chain, Paul E. Avery makes it a priority to broaden the beer-heavy tavern’s appeal by adding food and mixed drinks to the menu. Avery says the changes are helping to fuel the company’s growth to 55 locations in 15 states.

Other regional players and newsmakers mentioned in this roundup:

Sozon Vatikiotis, Tom Walrond

Bonita Bay Club, KEE Action Sports, Arielle Management Group, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, CenterPlace, Stonegate Mortgate, Florida National Guard, Fantasy of Flight, Cheney Bros., Edison State College, David Jolly, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa International Airport, Epicurean Hotel, Bi-Lo Holdings

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