Does association need to levy a special assessment for Irma damage?

There has been some very heavy Hurricane Irma cleanup and repair costs for many Southwest Florida condominiums and neighborhoods. Of course none of these unexpected costs were in the association’s budget for this year. So, how are associations going to pay the Irma damage and repair bills coming due?There are basically three ways to pay these bills: Borrow […]

St. Petersburg’s newest hotel opens with craft beers, cocktails and Cozy Corners

Last spring, Ryan Tarrant applied for a job with the new Hyatt Place nearing completion in downtown St. Petersburg. Among the questions an interviewer asked:What does this hotel need to succeed?”I said, you’ve got to be involved with the arts,” Tarrant recalls. “You have to have craft beers. You have to have craft cocktails because […]