April 24, 2024

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

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| 11/29/2023

› Sarasota alcohol spirits company seeks $2.5M in funding
Bushwacker Spirits has been growing since it was founded in 2019, most recently with a expansion into 10 states, added products and a $2.5 million funding round. The expansion to sell its products in other states has proven difficult, as each state has its own set of alcohol sales rules.

› 'This kind of progress the city needs': Fort Pierce business owner welcomes new commercial project
The landscape in Downtown Fort Pierce is about to change. Construction on the King's Landing development, which is located between Second Street and Indian River Drive, is about to get underway now that the permits are in, and digging is in progress. Realtor Brooke Harris is the director of sales for King's Landing. Harris said the development is one of the most exciting on the Treasure Coast and will totally change the infrastructure in Downtown Fort Pierce.

› USDA files action against Florida business for alleged PACA violations
The USDA has filed an administrative complaint against Cantero Produce Corp. for alleged violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. The company, operating from Florida, allegedly failed to make payment promptly to two produce sellers in the amount of $412,050 from August 2022 through September 2022.

› Titusville hopes to tap drinking water settlement on 'forever chemicals'
Titusville plans to test the city's wells for "forever chemicals" toward the prospect of tapping into multi-billion legal settlements involving more than 300 local governments seeking reimbursement for costs to cleanse those chemicals from municipal drinking water. It's uncertain how much Titusville might get, but other cities anticipate millions to remove "forever chemicals" from their drinking water systems.

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