Jay Cridlin, Tampa Bay Times

Jay Cridlin

Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Jay:

Texas tech company to cut 58 jobs at Pinellas manufacturing facility

DZS Inc.’s shift to an outside manufacturing partner leads to dozens of layoffs at its Seminole plant. → Read More

Investment firm Baird moving Tampa office to Water Street Tampa

The company will move one of its two Tampa offices downtown. → Read More

Security firm lays off 289 guards at Florida dispensaries, 64 in Tampa Bay

The Jacksonville company supplied armed security at 106 Trulieve medical marijuana shops around the state. → Read More

BayFirst Financial to close Clearwater office, lay off 58

The St. Petersburg bank is cutting back its residential mortgage division. → Read More

Author Randy Wayne White survived Hurricane Ian’s assault on Sanibel

The Doc Ford’s owner and his wife, Wendy, couldn’t be reached for a while, but said he and his wife are “still here.” → Read More

In 3 years, these 6 Tampa Bay companies grew like wildfire. Here’s how.

Through a pandemic, an economic downturn and even a war, these firms ranked among the fastest-growing in America. → Read More

Friday live updates: Florida recovers as Hurricane Ian targets Carolinas

After ravaging the Gulf Coast south of Tampa Bay, a strengthening Ian veers toward Charleston and Myrtle Beach. → Read More

Thursday live updates: Tampa Bay wakes up after Hurricane Ian’s landfall

Now downgraded to a tropical storm, Ian should soon emerge over Atlantic waters as Floridians survey the damage. → Read More

Hurricane Ian drenches Tampa Bay, pounds Fort Myers with historic fury

The Category 4 storm, one of the nation’s most powerful on record, leaves untold devastation in Southwest Florida. → Read More

Ian is near Tampa Bay. Here’s how the area fared in other storms.

From Irma to Jeanne to Elena to Gladys, here are some of the strongest storms to threaten Tampa Bay. → Read More

Tampa airport to close Tuesday as flights canceled for Hurricane Ian

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport also will stop outbound flights by late Tuesday morning. → Read More

Hurricane Ian unlikely to impact Tampa Bay gas prices, AAA says

While drivers will probably see some empty pumps, prices should mostly hold steady and may even keep dropping. → Read More

Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach sold for $34.7 million

The Mediterranean-style boutique hotel made a big splash when it opened in 2014. → Read More

Furniture, plant boutiques coming to Water Street Tampa

Dwell Home Market and Yura Vine Brothers will open in October. → Read More

Sarasota group plans 15 Florida pickleball centers, 1 in Tampa Bay

The first facility in the Pickleball Club’s $180 million project will open in Lakewood Ranch in December. → Read More

Port Tampa Bay increasing parking fees, tariffs on cruise passengers

The port will also raise fees for cargo ships to dock and load or unload cargo. → Read More

Clearwater cybersecurity firm KnowBe4 weighing $4.2B private equity offer

An Austin, Texas, private equity firm has offered the company $24 for each outstanding share. → Read More

South Tampa office park sells for $16M, clearing way for 87 townhomes

The Beach Park site almost saw the controversial development last year of more than 400 apartments and townhomes. → Read More

Global hiring firm announces Tampa hub, plans 200 new jobs

Phaidon International’s seventh American office will operate from the WeWork building downtown. → Read More

Riverview apartments off I-75 sell for nearly $100 million

The Enclave at Tranquility Lake joins a Philadelphia real estate investment firm’s Tampa Bay holdings. → Read More