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By Times Staff Writer
Published November 11, 2007
The Bullard Group is becoming the BayWalk group. Already operating Gratzzi Italian and Ammazza Pizza Cafe in the downtown entertainment complex, Bullard next will open Banbu, an Asian-themed restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Dish. Banbu, set to open in December, will use the Dish concept, but will be a bit more upscale, said Burton Bullard. At the same time, Bullard is holding a grand opening this week for its Matchstick Grill in Largo Mall and will convert a Ponderosa Steakhouse on Fourth Street N into another Matchstick next spring.
Limey's Pub site for sale once again
Limey's Pub at 1492 Fourth St. N is for sale. The 3,000-plus-square-foot building that was previously the Cockney Rebel, Murphy's Station and the Brass Ring, is on the market for $2.75-million. Real estate agent Barbara Bicknell, who has sold the property twice before, said owners Jim Howard and Mark Wells have put a lot of money into improvements since buying it in 2004 for $350,000.
Benefit Consultants launches spinoff
Andrew Morgan and Robert Piccirillo, former regional managers at Benefit Consultants of Florida, have launched a spinoff of the same business. The company helps people apply for low-income subsidies such as food stamps, temporary cash assistance and Medicaid recertification. Advantage Choice Plus aims to work with people covered by Medicaid and Medicare. Paid by government programs, the company's advisers are available at 1-800-259-4077 or advantagechoiceplus.com.
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