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Company Notes

News about Tampa Bay area companies

By Dolly Brosan, Times Staff Writer
Published July 2, 2007


BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

Murphy Business & Financial Corp., 513 N Belcher Road, Suite A, Clearwater, announces the launch of its national franchise program and Web site at www.murphyfranchise.com. Murphy's franchising model offers administrative support, proven business development process, access to a database of companies for sale, an in-house business valuation company, a franchise sales division, comprehensive training, operations manuals and a commercial real estate division.

REAL ESTATE

CB Richard Ellis, 201 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1500, Tampa announces these lease transactions: American Ventures Property Fund-I LTD to Birkitt Environmental Services, 7, 501 square feet, office space, new lease, 550 N Reo St., Tampa; Forest City Commercial Group Inc. to Fifth Third Bank, 4, 130 square feet, retail space, new lease, State Road 54 and Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel; Hamilton Properties Inc. to Bankers Life & Casualty, 3, 871 square feet, office space, lease renewal, Tarpon Tower, 6905 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tarpon Springs; Prologis Trust to Clopay Building Products, 20, 000 square feet, warehouse/distribution space, new lease, 4430 Adamo Drive, Tampa; ACP/Breckenridge Owner I LLC to Automated Controls of Tampa Inc., 3, 673 square feet, industrial space, new lease, Breckenridge Parkway, 5906 Breckenridge Parkway, Tampa; East Tampa LLC to Academic Financial Solutions, 19, 352 square feet, office space, new lease, Lakeview Center, 6700 Lakeview Center Drive, Tampa; Edgewood General Partnership announces these leases: Cross Country Travcorps, 15, 698 square feet, office space, lease renewal; Triad Digital Media LLC, 4, 072 square feet, office space, lease expansion; and Provident Funding Association LP, 2, 217, office space, lease renewal, all at the Towers at West Shore, 1408 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa; Kelley Land Holdings LLC to Westshore Pizza South Tampa Inc., 2, 168 square feet, retail space, new lease, 501 N Franklin St., Tampa; Laramie Associates to Tuesday Morning Inc., 10, 000 square feet, retail space, lease renewal, Lithia Square Shopping Center, 911-A Lithia Pinecrest Road, Brandon; Laramie River Bay LTD Partnership to Impact Fitness Gym LLC, 8, 450 square feet, retail space, new lease, Riverbay Plaza, 9812 U.S. Highway 301 S, Riverview; Richmond American Homes of Florida LP to iLeader Solutions LLC, 3, 545 square feet, office space, new lease, Buschwood Office Park, 3550 Busch Blvd., Tampa; Teachers Insurance and Annuity Associates to Oracle USA Inc., 7, 779 square feet, office space, lease renewal, The Pointe, 2502 Rocky Point Road, Tampa; The Park at Bay Plaza Investors LLC announces these leases: Burgess Construction Consultants, 1, 972 square feet, office space, new lease, the Park at Plaza Bay, 9250 Bay Plaza Blvd., Tampa; Kisinger Campo & Associates, 6, 978 square feet, office space, lease renewal, the Park at Plaza Bay, 9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., Tampa; Data Cell Systems Inc., 2, 272 square feet, office space, expansion lease, the Park at Bay Plaza, 9270 Bay Plaza Blvd.; Anne Marie Boehme CPA PA, 673 square feet, mixed use space, lease renewal, the Park at Bay Plaza, 9280 Bay Plaza Blvd., Tampa; Florida Multi Media Inc., 2, 525 square feet, office space, new lease, the Park at Bay Plaza, 9225 Bay Plaza Blvd., Tampa; Commercial Repairs & Sales LLC, 4, 127 square feet, office space, new lease, the Park at Bay Plaza, 9225 Bay Plaza Blvd., Tampa; and Screening One Inc., 1, 041 square feet, office space, new lease, the Park at Plaza Bay, 9250 Bay Plaza Blvd., Tampa.

Marcus & Millichap, 7650 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Suite 920, Tampa, announces the sale from Brookside Tampa Apartments LTD to Brookside Tampa LLC of Brookside Apartments, a 354-unit multifamily community at 5008 Sierra Place, Tampa, $17.8-million.

SENIOR LIVING

Horizon Bay Senior Communities, 5102 W Laurel St., Suite 700, Tampa, announces they've added 23 retirement communities to their management portfolio under contracts made through it Horizon Bay Chartwell LLC affiliate. The retirement communities we acquired by Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust from Merrill Gardens.

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 liquidation Swailes Home Improvement Corp., c/o Gary S. Swailes , President, PO Box 3191, Clearwater. (07-05307)

Swailes Funroom Sunroom, Inc., c/o Kimberly Swailes Howard, President, P.O. Box 3191, Clearwater. (07-05308)

Lexi Inc., 5156 Juliet Court, Spring Hill. (07-05339)

Spoonbill Ventures Inc., 751 Pinellas Bayway S, No. 109, St. Petersburg. (07-05392)

The listed businesses have filed bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 7 filings are for companies whose assets are being liquidated to pay creditors.

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