Sara Dinatale, Tampa Bay Times

Sara Dinatale

Tampa Bay Times

Florida, United States

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Past articles by Sara:

No going back: COVID-19 has changed the workplace forever

From virtual job interviews to newfound flexibility, plenty of COVID-19 policies may become the norm, even after the pandemic ends. → Read More

How Clearwater’s Monin syrup company bounced back fast from COVID-19

The Clearwater company went from a 90 percent drop in sales to a new wave of innovation. → Read More

Publix to offer coronavirus vaccine in all Florida stores

All of Publix’s 730 store pharmacies will have vaccination appointment slots available starting Friday. → Read More

Winn-Dixie parent company gets another 8,100 COVID-19 vaccines for Floridians

Four of the newly participating store pharmacies are in Hillsborough County. → Read More

He thought the pandemic ended his career, but now he’s paying forward new successes

Floridian Chuck Fazio launched nonprofit Picture the Recovery to help destinations and hospitality workers bounce back from the pandemic. → Read More

Tampa is getting two new Sephora stores, but not inside of malls

Sephora is coming to Midtown and Hyde Park Village, as the beauty retailer moves away from traditional malls. → Read More

Publix will give employees $125 gift card if they get the COVID-19 vaccine

The Florida grocer joins others in creating a vaccine incentive, but most Florida retail workers are still ineligible for the vaccine. → Read More

Outback owner grows virtual restaurants as it fights pandemic sales slump

Tampa’s Bloomin’ Brands says despite its $14 million in Q4 losses, it is doing better than its competition as it launches Tender Shack nationwide. → Read More

Florida Walmarts mistakenly offer COVID-19 vaccines to people under 65

Retail pharmacies are only supposed vaccinate those 65 and older or who work in certain health care settings, per a state order. → Read More

Judge denies Publix’s request to dismiss COVID-19 wrongful death case

The lawsuit accuses Publix of prohibiting mask use by a 70-year-old employee who contracted the virus. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccines coming to Florida Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más stores

The Florida grocer says select locations will offer Moderna vaccine starting Feb. 11. → Read More

Midtown Tampa’s Aloft and Element hotel opens in time for Super Bowl

The dual brand hotel is the first business to open withing the Midtown development project. → Read More

Publix to offer coronavirus vaccines at Pinellas, Pasco stores

Publix’s vaccination program expands in the Tampa Bay region. But still no word on when Hillsborough stores will be included. → Read More

Fewer Super Bowl parties could mean $3 billion dip in spending

The National Retail Federation expects $13.9 billion in spending related to the Bucs-Chiefs game. → Read More

What does a Bucs Super Bowl mean for Tampa Bay’s ailing hotels?

Operators hope the big game heralds a return of guests after months of coronavirus layoffs. → Read More

Earth Fare in Seminole will reopen under new owners

The organic specialty market that shuttered all its stores last year is making a comeback. → Read More

Publix adds vaccination appointments at Hernando County stores

Marion and Martin counties also to get more doses as Publix grows vaccine program to 242 Florida stores. → Read More

Pinellas economy took $2 billion hit from coronavirus tourism losses, bureau says

Visit St. Petersburg sets focus on recovery and a new fundraiser after year-end numbers show fiscal impacts from the pandemic. → Read More

You’re probably breaking Florida sales tax law and don’t even know it

Lawmakers pitch bills to update tax laws for the realities of online shopping. The result could be $700 million in additional sales tax revenue for the state. → Read More

Publix doubles vaccine distribution with total of 49 stores

Current coronavirus vaccination sites in Citrus and Hernando counties will continue the service, along with sites in five new counties. → Read More