July 18, 2019

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What you need to know about Florida today

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Five months after Hurricane Michael, demolition and doubt hang over Mexico Beach

Hope waltzes with doubt as the get-back-up attitude of the hurricane’s immediate aftermath has faded into a long, expensive slog through destruction. As residents begin another month living in campers, swatting at mosquitoes as big as thumbnails that grow in the lingering muck, apprehension has seeped in. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

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» Hurricane Michael insurance losses top $6 billion
» Florida's Hurricane Michael death toll climbs
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Kroger, British online grocer Ocado to build robot-powered warehouse in Groveland

Supermarket chain Kroger and British online grocery company Ocado plan to build a 350,000-square-foot warehouse on the north side of Groveland, company and government officials said Tuesday. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

‘Fantastic deal’ with Federal Express at Miami International Airport

In what Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola described as “a fantastic deal,” county lawmakers have approved a 32-year, $111 million land lease and development agreement with Federal Express and landlord Aero Miami FX at Miami International Airport. More from Miami Today.

What’s left of Laser Spine Institute? A consultant tries to pick up the pieces.

The doors are closed and the lights are off. Now work begins to sell off the remaining assets of the Laser Spine Institute, with any proceeds going to the creditors responsible for shuttering the financially flailing company earlier this month. More from the Tampa Bay Times.

SeaWorld's former interim CEO John Reilly is out

For a year, SeaWorld interim CEO John Reilly led the Orlando-based company as attendance and finances improved. When he got passed over for the permanent job last month, the chairman of the SeaWorld board of directors said Reilly would work with the new chief Gus Antorcha to keep the company’s momentum growing. But it turns out, that won’t be the case. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Business Profile
My Sweet Art

 My Sweet Art in Cape Coral is a bakery, of sorts, but it's also so much more. The first thing Yveline Mauclerc, who opened My Sweet Art in May 2017 with her husband, Eric Perez, likes to explain is why My Sweet Art is not a bakery. “I do French pastries,” she said, “but we don’t do bread. In France, a pastry shop and a bakery is not really the same thing. In fact, when you learn pastries you don’t learn to do bread.”

» More from the Fort Myers News Press.


Florida 500
Wendy Link

floridaWendy Link says her late father, Larry Sartory, a newspaper executive and business leader, influenced her to invest time and energy in the community along with pursuing her legal career.

» Read more from Florida 500.

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