May 25, 2020

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/12/2020

› Regency Square Mall reopens to shoppers in Jacksonville
Shoppers are being welcomed back to Regency Square Mall, which has reopened after shopping centers statewide were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The shopping center at 9501 Regency Square Blvd. has reopened, Mason Asset Management and Namdar Realty Group said in a Monday news release.

› IT firm taps board member for CEO role
Vology, a provider of managed IT, cloud and network security services, has named Tom York CEO and Steve Torres president. York, according to a press release, had been serving as a board member at Clearwater-based Vology, while Torres was the firm’s COO and CFO from 2007 to 2016, during which time he helped grow revenues from $17 million to more than $175 million. Torres returned to Vology in October 2019.

› Sarasota-Bradenton airport traffic down 95%
As airline travel came to a standstill this spring because of the coronavirus, passenger traffic at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport fell by 95% in April. Last month, 9,742 passengers traveled through Sarasota-Bradenton, compared to 183,119 in April 2019. Passenger traffic started to plummet in March, when it fell by 23% after two straight years of consecutive growth.

› Pollo Tropical giving away free kid lunches to help during coronavirus
Pollo Tropical is giving away free kids’ TropiChop lunch bowls to help South Florida families struggling to put food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Miami-based restaurant says it will be giving away a Kids Classic TropiChop Bowl and small bottle of water every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon at select restaurants in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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