December 9, 2023

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/11/2022

› Motorcoach company adds stop in Sarasota
In-state travelers, within the Sarasota and Bradenton areas, won’t have to drive themselves anymore with RedCoach announcing a new stop. The Florida-based luxury motorcoach company is adding an extra stop in Sarasota at 5820 Commercial Way, with ticket prices starting at $15 one way.

› Proposal to build Cocoa Village hotel in former City Hall location moves forward
Cocoa's Planning and Zoning committee this week approved a proposal to build a Radisson hotel the heart of Cocoa Village's historic downtown area, moving the project a step closer to construction. Developers hope to build a seven-story, 87,000-square-foot hotel with 107 rooms and a rooftop bar at 603 Brevard Avenue in the location of the old City Hall. Developers also plan to put retail space on the ground floor with public access that would be separate from the main hotel entrance.

› Insurers can now offer reduced levels of roof replacement coverage. What this means to you
Turns out there’s still such a thing as a “free roof,” much to the dismay of Florida’s insurance industry and homeowners who want insurance prices to stop increasing. Last month, Florida’s Legislature failed to weaken incentives for roofing contractors who canvass neighborhoods offering to get homeowners “free roofs” paid for in full by their insurance companies. This practice, insurance companies say, results in in higher insurance costs for all homeowners.

› St. Petersburg’s American Stage theater announces its 2022-23 season
American Stage has announced the lineup for its 2022-23 season. Themed, “This is America, This is American Stage,” the season marks the theater company’s 45th anniversary. To celebrate, single-ticket prices for mainstage performances will be lowered to $45. The lineup includes Tony Award-winning musical Green Day’s American Idiot and The Colored Museum, winner of the 1998 NAACP Image Award.

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