Police investigate Ybor City shooting
One person was shot early Monday morning in Ybor City, according to the Tampa Police Department.
Bats living in the JC Newman Cigar building could be getting a new home
A century ago, The Sanchez y Haya building was a hot spot for Tampa's cigar factory workers, operating as a café, inn and lounge. Today, it sits empty, in desperate need of repair. Well mostly empty.
Super Bowl exposure 2 years ago set Bay Area restaurants up for continued success
Tampa’s Super Bowl 55 game set the national spotlight on local businesses, and that exposure was transformative for two Tampa restaurants.
Plans to redevelop Ybor Harbor doesn’t include a baseball stadium for the Rays
A Tampa mega-developer filed plans with the city on Thursday to redevelop the Ybor Harbor area into a "dynamic new 33-acre mixed-use waterfront development" surrounding Ybor Channel and located just south of Adamo Drive.
100 years of Florida's tobacco growing history rolled into each J.C. Newman premium cigar
Florida farmers have been growing tobacco for 100 years and one of the Tampa area's oldest operations is key to the J.C. Newman Cigar Company's premium, all-American product.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts will begin new era in Ybor City's Gas Worx district
An old building is getting a new purpose, and it could signal the beginning of a new era in Ybor City. Millionaire developer Daryl Shaw has plans to transform the area with a new development called Gas Worx.
‘One of our Tampa heroes’: Purple Heart awarded to grandson of Ybor City’s namesake comes to museum collection
Don Vicente Martinez Ybor, the namesake of Ybor City, had a grandson who died while fighting for our country in World War II. After the recent discovery by Tampa city councilor Luis Viera, he wanted to make sure his grandson's name was remembered as one of Tampa's heroes. A big piece of Salvador Martinez Ybor will now be in the city forever.
Ybor City club manager says more should have been done to stop suspected arsonist
The suspected arsonist who set fire to an Ybor City club with more than 1,000 people inside later threw Molotov cocktails at a home in Lakeland. The club's owner says more could have been done to stop the suspect before he made it across county lines.
'East Ybor Gateway' monument marks return of lost neighborhood
A new monument being called "East Ybor Gateway" marks the return of a neighborhood that some thought would be lost forever. A long time resident helped rediscover it.
TPD: 1 arrested in fatal Ybor City shooting
A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in Ybor City early Sunday morning.
Why is marijuana illegal? How the 1933 Ybor City ax murders bolstered case to criminalize cannabis
A madman who may have been high on marijuana when he killed five members of his Ybor City family with an ax before escaping from a mental institution and eventually committing suicide set the stage for banning the use of cannabis.
TPD: Suspect on the run after shooting, injuring man in Ybor City
The Tampa Police Department is investigating after a man was shot in Ybor City on Sunday.
First legal mushroom dispensary in U.S. opens in Ybor City
A shop in Ybor City claims it is the first legal mushroom dispensary in the United States.
Spookeasy Lounge haunted kava bar reopens in Ybor City
If you’re looking for a place to grab kava, botanical teas, coffee or a cocktail, there’s a spot in Ybor City serving it all in a new space – that many say is haunted.
Columbia Restaurant flamenco director brings Spanish culture to audiences for more than 30 years
For Maria Esparza, who has been front and center of the dance troop as the director since 2008, flamenco isn't just a dance – it's a work of art.
'Piece of Tampa history': Perfectly preserved Tampa cigars return more than 100 years later
The J.C. Newman Cigar Factory in Ybor City recently received something they'd never seen before in more than 100 years of cigar making. It was a wooden box with 20 perfectly preserved cigars inside that were made in Tampa 116 years ago.
Ybor City residents continue cleanup after Wednesday storms left behind damage
In Ybor City, some residents will resume cleaning up following a storm that brought powerful winds and damage on Wednesday.
Iconic Ybor City restaurant to close after nearly a century
A staple of Ybor City is shutting its doors next month after 93 years in business.
Suspect arrested in Centennial Park homicide, TPD says
Tampa police said they've made an arrest in the Centennial Park homicide investigation that started unfolding Wednesday.
Tampa woman pleads guilty to Hyde Park murder; sentenced to 30 years in prison
A Tampa woman will spend the next 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to luring a stranger into her car in Ybor City four years ago. Prosecutors said she robbed, stabbed and shot him, then drove him to Hyde Park and left him to die. Home surveillance videos showed him banging on doors and begging for help before he succumbed to his injuries.