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By Times Staff Writer
Published November 4, 2007
The Bishop Tavern has changed hands and is going a bit upscale, said new owner Dave Marshlack. Dave and his son Dean have sunk about $150,000 into renovations at the bar at 260 First Ave. N, including VIP rooms for pour-your-own-bottle service. The 4,500-square-foot, two-story bar is popular with the college and young-professional crowd, Marshlack said. The father-son duo owns a dozen clubs in Florida and the Carolinas.
New organic coffee will benefit charity
Local Coffee + Tea has created a new organic coffee and is donating part of its proceeds to charity. eFest Organic 2007, created for the Green Living Festival Nov. 17 at Lakewood Ranch, is made from coffee beans grown on farms from an organic cooperative in the Andes Mountains of central Peru. The coffee and tea retailer, at 330 First Ave. S, will donate $1 for every pound of the special coffee sold to an environmentally focused charity. See localcoffee.com.
Goodwill honors graduate, employer
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast honored its employer and graduate of the year Oct. 18. Employer of the year was Viking Cases, which has hired 36 participants in its substance abuse and work-release programs the past three years. Graduate of the year Christa Moreland, a single mother in St. Petersburg, got help with child care and tuition for advanced nursing training and got a surgical technician job at Health South's St. Petersburg Surgery Center. SunTrust Bank of Tampa Bay gave Moreland a $2,000 scholarship check.
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