August 11, 2020

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/24/2020

› Coronavirus unsettles Tampa Bay’s residential real estate market
The number of houses temporarily taken off the market or withdrawn is rising. Some would-be buyers are hesitating. Complications are starting to emerge in the process of closing sales. Sellers still want and hope to sell, but increasingly don’t want strangers in their homes. So open houses are giving way to virtual tours. And no one knows what’s next.

› Gulf Power's coal burn jumps 35.8% on month in February
Florida utility Gulf Power's coal burn jumped to 120,352/st in February, 35.8% higher than burn in January and up fourfold from the year-ago month, according to a state regulatory filing Monday. In February, Gulf Power's average fuel cost for coal was $67.12/st, up from $65.56/st in January, but down from $67.41/st in the year-ago month.

› Darwin Brewing Company of Bradenton, Florida Selling Cases of Beer at Wholesale Prices
Our friends in Bradenton, Florida at the Darwin Brewing Company & Taproom posted this on Facebook today. We here at The Suncoast Post hope this will help ease the load. Darwin wants to thank everybody for their overwhelming support during this time. Although our taproom is closed, we do have beer to go and awesome beer specials for everyone.

› Owner of Tampa's Continental Wholesale Diamonds dies in South Carolina plane crash
Andrew Meyer, the owner of Continental Wholesale Diamonds in Tampa, has died after his Cessna 310 aircraft crashed outside Charleston, South Carolina over the weekend. Reports indicate Meyer, 64, was piloting the plane and was the only person on board.

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