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Company Notes

News about Tampa Bay area companies

By Dolly Brosan, Times Staff Writer
Published November 5, 2007


AVIATION

Avantair Inc., 4311 General Howard Drive, Clearwater, announces contracts with Enterprise as its preferred provider for rental car services and with Hotel Connection as its partner for hotel accommodations for its crew member and employee travel.

BANKING

NorthStar Bank announces the opening of its branch office at Rivergate Towers, First Floor Pavilion, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. The phone number is 813 549-5001 and the Web address is www.northstar-bank.com

BUSINESS RESTRUCTURING

Focus Management Group, 5001 W Lemon St., Tampa, has been appointed financial adviser to Oasys Mobile Inc. under an order entered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Focus will assist Oasys in preparation of its plan of reorganization and the internal administration of its Chapter 11 case.

FINANCING

Thomas D. Wood and Co., 1700 S MacDill Ave., Suite 240A, Tampa, has arranged $1.750-million in financing for five office-warehouse buildings consisting of 76,000 square feet throughout Oldsmar.

HOSPITALITY

BayStar Hotel Group LLC, 500 N West Shore Blvd., Suite 740, Tampa, has been retained by the Bayshore Group to manage the Best Western Brandon Hotel & Conference Center and the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Lakeland.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

HarmonTampa Public Relations, 4100 W Kennedy Blvd., Suite 206, Tampa, has been named the agency of record for the 2008 PODS Championship golf tournament at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor. HarmonTampa will provide media relations and publicity activities.

REAL ESTATE

Colliers Arnold Commercial Real Estate Service Inc., 4350 W Cypress St., Suite 300, Tampa, announces these transactions. Sales: Weisman Mandel to Xcelience Pharmasutics, 23,890-square-foot industrial building at 5415 Laurel St., Tampa, $4.890-million; and WETA LLC to Debrants LLC, a 1,220-square-foot office building at 1714 W Cass St., Tampa, $299,000. Leases: Woodlands Square CRP to Marshalls, 27,580 square feet, retail space, new lease, Woodlands Square Shopping Center at Curlew and Tampa Roads in Oldsmar; Sterling American Property Inc. to Digital Hand, 7,000 square feet, office space, new lease, Park Tower, 400 N Tampa St., Tampa; First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. to Tyler & Morgan LLC, 2,569 square feet, flex space, new lease, Thompson Center, 6306 Benjamin Road, Tampa; SCI Northbay to Flexicom d/b/a Verizon Wireless, 1,400 square feet, retail space, new lease, 8975 Racetrack Road, Tampa; Property Holdings LLC to Manatee County Sheriff's Department, 1,250 square feet, retail space, lease renewal, Palma Sola Shopping Center, 5645 Manatee Ave., Bradenton; Property Holdings LLC to Wild Monkey Gourmet Inc., 968 square feet, retail space, lease renewal, Palma Sola Shopping Center, 5789 Manatee Ave., Bradenton; and Property Holdings LLC to Josef's Coiffures, 900 square feet, retail space, lease renewal, Palma Sola Shopping Center, 5603 Manatee Ave., Bradenton.

Grubb & Ellis Commercial Florida, 3030 N Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 560, Tampa, announces this lease transaction: DRA/CLP Concourse Center Tpa LLC to Midwest Diagnostic Management LLC, Illinois, 6,727 square feet, office space, new lease, Concourse Center, 3505 E Frontage Road, Tampa.

TECHNOLOGY

Syniverse Technologies, 8125 Highwoods Palm Way, Tampa, announces its multiservices contract with PEOPLEnet of the Ukraine to provide a range of roaming and clearing solutions.

Wilson Technology Group has moved its offices from 3407 Rackley Road, Brooksville, to 24332 Dorsey Smith Road, Brooksville. The phone number is (352) 796-9891 and the Web address is www.w-t-g-inc.com.

Zeh Arndt Creative, 458 10th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, announces the launch of the new Web site for the law offices of Dale Appell PA, Tampa at www.wefightforjustice.com.

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 liquidationCronk's Boulevard Diner Inc., c/o William M. Cronk , President, 6819 Circle Creek Drive, Pinellas Park. (07-10023)

Chapter 11 reorganizationThe Deep of Tampa Inc. d/b/a Piazza Roma Ristorante Italiano , 2223 N West Shore Blvd., B-209 , Tampa. (07-10371)

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. Chapter 11 is for businesses seeking to reorganize while under bankruptcy court protection from creditors.

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