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  1. Hyde Park Village awaits two new clothing stores

    Retail

    TAMPA — Two new retailers, Social Status and Boho Hunter, are scheduled to open in Hyde Park Village this fall.

    Pictured is the exterior of Goody Goody, located in Tampa's Hyde Park Village.
[Times file photo]
  2. Sears closing another 20 stores

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Sears is closing another 20 stores as the ailing retailer tries to turn around its business.

    In a government filing Friday, real estate investment trust Seritage confirmed that Sears Holdings Corp. is closing another 20 stores, two of which are Kmart stores.
[AP file photo]
  3. Walmart opens first Pinellas County in-house training academy

    Retail

    Seminole — It had all the hallmarks of a typical graduation: robe-clad graduates marching in to Pomp and Circumstance, friends and family packed together under a sweltering tent and a lineup of speakers encouraging the graduates to take charge of their future.

    New Walmart Academy graduates are congratulated Thursday morning by associates during a graduation ceremony at the Walmart store, 10237 Bay Pines Boulevard, St. Petersburg. The Walmart location is one of the company's training academies where managers complete a one week retail course. David Shultz and Richard Sheehan, both from St. Petersburg, get high fives from the crowd.
[SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

  4. Ticket Window: Mumford and Sons, Brad Paisley, Lorde

    Music & Concerts

    Tickets for the following events go on sale this week:

  5. The coolest exhibits this week: 'Skyway' opens at three museums, and photos explore the female gaze

    Visual Arts

    Crossing the Bridge: Skyway

    Why is it so hard to cross the bay area bridges to see art exhibitions? Obviously traffic is an issue, and often shows don't last long in smaller galleries. That's where the "Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration" comes in. Three major museums have …

    Judy Dater, Daydreams, 1973.
  6. 5 things to do under $5: Typewriter Day, Tampa's Fourth Friday, Japanese festival

    Events

    1 World Typewriter Day Type-In: Because no laptop can match the satisfaction of the plunk of a typewriter key and the ping of a return, the Paper Seahorse store celebrates World Typewriter Day on Friday with an array of machines to peck on. They have restored typewriters from the 1920s through the 1970s, …

    Celebrate World Typewriter Day on Friday.
  7. CEO of Winn-Dixie's parent company steps down

    Retail

    Ian McLeod has resigned as president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, the Jacksonville-based parent company of Winn-Dixie grocery stores.

    Ian McLeod, is stepping down as the CEO of the parent company of Winn-Dixie. [Photo courtesy of Southeastern Grocers]
  8. Amazon will let customers try on clothes before buying

    Retail

    SEATTLE — For many people, buying clothing online is not worth the hassle of getting a pair of pants or a shirt that does not fit. Many retailers have sought to eliminate that risk by offering free returns on clothing, but now Amazon is going even further.

    Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, announced a new Prime Wardrobe program which will be available only to members of the Amazon Prime membership service.
[New York Times]
  9. Boutique grocer eyes Pasco's Cypress Creek Town Center

    Retail

    Tennessee-based Hutton Development is proposing a boutique grocery store at the northeast corner of State Road 56 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard, in the northern portion of Cypress Creek Town Center.

    Tennessee-based Hutton Development is proposing a 23,820-square-foot boutique grocery store in the Cypress Creek Town Center development in central Pasco. The land owner declined to identify the store.
  10. Walmart adding Bonobos to its online portfolio

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Walmart is buying online men's clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million in cash, showing that its appetite for hip clothing brands shows no sign of abating as it looks for ways to gain on Amazon.