April 24, 2024

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| 6/13/2022

› Darryl Shaw isn’t afraid to take risks. His biggest might be in Ybor City.
Darryl Shaw isn’t an open book. The 56-year-old is polite, but reserved. He pauses before he answers questions. Friendly, yes. A gregarious back-slapper? No. When asked why he chose Ybor City to risk the bulk of a fortune made in veterinary surgery and specialty care, Shaw talks about Ybor’s diverse, tight-knit historical community of Italians, Cubans and Spaniards who walked to work in the cigar factories generations ago.

› 67th Space Coast Honor Flight takes veterans to Washington
The journey began in the middle of the night Saturday as 30 Space Coast veterans and their guardians gathered at Wickham Park Senior Center. At 3 a.m., riding on two chartered buses with a police and motorcycle escort, the veterans left the center bound for Orlando International Airport. It was the 67th Space Coast Honor Flight taking veterans to the service memorials in Washington, D.C. The group included a 98-year-old World War II veteran, six Korean War veterans and 22 Vietnam War vets. Eight of the veterans were women.

› South Florida investors pays $38 million for eight Jacksonville buildings
The Easton Group announced June 10 it and Rialto Capital formed a joint venture to pay $38 million for a 335,000-square-foot portfolio of light industrial real estate primarily in South Jacksonville and West Jacksonville. Mac Easton, a partner in North Florida-based Pine Street Partners, and C.J. Easton, an acquisition principal with Doral-based Easton Group, arranged the off-market transaction. Mark Wainwright of Pine Street RPS brokered the deal.

› Tampa nonprofit needs help finding new home after rent spike
Local non profit Mujeres Restauradas por Dios, or Women Restored by God, has been distributing food and helping people in need for eight years. This year, a financial blow could cause an abrupt end: The landlord of the premises that the group occupies at 4310 N Nebraska Ave. has told them he could terminate their contract if they do not pay the new rental price of $3,000 per month.

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