September 17, 2021

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/18/2021

› Just moved to Florida? Here’s how to avoid tax problems in your new home
Even if you’re new to Florida, you probably know that we have no income tax here. But it’s not enough to just buy a house and unpack your boxes. The wave of newcomers from the Northeast and other states may miss out if they don’t take precautions.

› NASA's mega moon rocket now upright inside the VAB
Three months after arriving by barge, the massive core stage of NASA's moon rocket now stands upright inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. But how do you lift a 212 ft. long piece of hardware that weighs as much as a blue whale from horizontal to vertical and place it between two rocket boosters already in place? In short: very slowly.

› Barbs and praise for Tampa Bay stores that still require masks
It’s been more than a month since the governor suspended coronavirus restrictions statewide, including mask mandates. Since then, most bars, shops and restaurants have adopted the Centers for Disease Control guidelines that fully vaccinated people no longer need masks in most settings. Local schools are following suit, making face coverings optional when students return after summer break. But some Tampa Bay stores are continuing to require masks. That stance has led to heated exchanges, frustrated patrons and even vows to never shop there again.

› Southeastern Grocers building-out Miramar Center liquor store
The city issued a permit June 16 for Jacksonville-based Southeastern Grocers to build-out a new Winn-Dixie liquor store format in Miramar Center, between the Lakewood and historic San Marco neighborhoods. Williams & Rowe Co. Inc. is the contractor for the $180,000 interior renovation of 8,640 square feet at 4472 Hendricks Ave. The site is at the southern end of the building anchored by Players Grille.

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