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Port Tampa Bay discusses dispute over purchase of Channelside listen

07/15/14 Lisa Kauffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Tampa Port Authority, Port Tampa Bay, Paul Anderson, Sandra Murman, Florida Department of Transportation, Channelside

Controversy over who will purchase the Channelside shopping center could be resolved during a hearing in Delaware Tuesday.

The Tampa outdoor mall is being sold by the Tampa Port Authority, which got a $7.1 million bid by a company controlled by the owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

During a board meeting Tuesday in Tampa, Port Tampa Bay’s director Paul Anderson laid out the disagreement erupting because of a more recent offer by a challenger.

"CBP LLC was declared the highest and ...

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Channelside to get new parking garage listen

06/12/08 Mitch E. Perrry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa Port Authority has plans to build a new parking garage next to the current structure in the Channelside District.

But several members of the Tampa City Council tried to persuade the Authority today to allow retail shops to be located on the first floor of the structure to create a more vibrant area directly across the street from a current row of shops.

Charlie Clue is with the Tampa Port Authority; he says Tampa is now the seventh largest cruise port in the country.

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