October 27, 2016

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/23/2014

› Melting Pot seeks to add franchises in U.S., Canada
The Melting Pot, a Tampa-based fondue restaurant chain, is seeking to expand nationwide and across Canada. The Melting Pot expects to sign several new franchise agreements by the end of the year and open at least four new restaurants by 2015.

› Sarasota tourism officials worry about proposed bed tax spending cap
Local tourism officials worry that a plan floated to cap tourism tax funding at $15 million could hurt efforts to promote the community even as Sarasota County is making a national name for itself with beaches and a growing sports niche.

› Chamber and county join forces one economic development
Alachua County and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce came together on April 16 for the first of a series of meetings to try to replicate the success that the Chamber has had in its partnership with the City of Gainesville on economic development.

Miami's oldest bar has plans to move
With a lease ending next year and construction intensifying in Brickell, Miami's oldest bar is looking to sell and move to a location around the corner.

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