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City Times: Published Fridays by the St. Petersburg Times
November 15, 2002

The world & a cup of coffee
[Times photo: Stefanie Boyar]
A tour of 35 Tampa coffee shops reveals: Cafe con leche is the town's bestselling beverage.
The myth of Ybor all wrong
Last weekend, I partied in Ybor City. Ditto for three weeks ago. And ditto for next week, I'm sure.

South Tampa a bicyclist's challenge
In what should be a biking mecca, riders find virtually no lanes, no trails and few plans for any. Some blame the city.

City People
Gordon Davis
A new flavor

St. Bart's Island House, formerly Le Bordeaux, marks local chef Gordon Davis' shift from French chic to Carribean cool.

A mini-mart pioneer, who served the suburbs
Roy Riedel's Li'l General Food Stores were prototypes for the convenience store industry.

What's In A Name?
W.C. McInnes Place
TECO chief, community leader

He overhauled the electric company in the 1950s and helped launch WEDU-Ch. 3 and the Tampa Club.

RSVP Tampa
Goings On
About nothing? Not exactly

Looking for something to do? Here's a super calendar, ranging from Jerry to jazz.

Everybody's Business
SoHo pub offers Irish ambience
Owners of the quaint Dubliner on W Azeele Street strive to be just the "pub around the corner."

Neighborhood Report
News from around the block
WEST TAMPA: Cleanup's goal is to revitalize landmark

A community group wants to restore the Sicilian Building to its past glory while providing a place for youth to thrive.

DAVIS ISLANDS: After a long run, out of gas
Even icons pass away. George's Island Amoco ends a 23-year run of giving Davis Islands motorists personal service.

KENNEDY BOULEVARD: Improving Kennedy is goal of planners
The Metropolitan Planning Organization hosts workshops to get suggestions from the public on improving their "main boulevard."

PORT TAMPA: West Shore work to unclog traffic
The $5.2-million project is crimping business now, but easing snarls on West Shore may help later.

Neighborhood Notebbok
Police seek suspect in attack on woman

VillaRosa home is fit for a King
Marble pillars in the bathroom and a black Marcite swimming pool are just a few of the amenities the Bucs quarterback requested when he moved in.

A new Florida resort?
FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES: How fancy is the planned recreation complex for Seven Oaks? This fancy: My daughter Emily, 10, recently stumbled upon an artist's rendering. She immediately wanted to know where this resort was and when we could go there. When I explained that it was part of a neighborhood, not a resort, she asked that we sell our home and move there.

Communities fill need for after-school care
Developments in north Hillsborough convert their community centers into after-school day care for kids.
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