Friday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
› First axe throwing facility opens in Southwest Florida
Two native Floridians wanted to bring a new axe-perience to Southwest Florida. It's a game gaining popularity in bars across the country and has now made its way to Cape Coral.
› The robotic garage at a Brickell condo broke. Now the developer must pay $40.6 million.
The developer of the 46-story BrickellHouse condominium tower in Miami that made news in 2015 over its failed robotic parking garage has been ordered to pay $40.6 million in reparations to the condo association that dealt with the aftermath of the debacle.
› Ripley’s Believe It or Not honors first responders with free admission
As if police, firefighters and EMTs need to see more weird stuff, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is recognizing first responders with free admission. Workers in police, fire and emergency medical services will get into the oddities museum for free Sept. 7-8. In addition, up to four of their guests get 50 percent off their own admission.
› Plans to turn West Tampa cigar factory into hotel roll forward
The old Balbin Bros. Cigar Factory is closer to becoming a boutique hotel than it has been in years, records filed with the city show. In late 2016, a Tampa hotelier and a Louisiana-based hospitality company partnered to buy the 35,000-square-foot property at 1202 N Howard Ave in West Tampa.
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