TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, June 28.
(1) The View at CK's closes
The rotating rooftop restaurant atop the Tampa Airport Marriott will close for good on Friday.
The View at CK's is shutting down due to a slowdown in business. The 40-year-old restaurant used to be the place to dine back in the 1980s.
However, times have changed and there are many more options for fine dining in the Westshore business district.
Employees at The View at CK's will not be losing their jobs. Management at the Marriott is transitioning them to Café Elise located in the hotel's lobby.
The rotating restaurant will be converted into a special event space.
(2) Dunedin Fire Station groundbreaking
The City of Dunedin will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Fire Station #61 on Friday. The new station will be located at 903 Michigan Boulevard.
The $2 million facility will feature three drive-thru bay; living quarters for firemen including a kitchen, dining room, an exercise room and sleeping quarters; a medical supply room; a decontamination and laundry room; and parking areas.
The 7,500 square-foot station is set to be completed by April 2014.
(3) Operation Dry Water
United States Coast Guard members and officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be out in force on Bay Area waters beginning on Friday.
During the next three days, officers will participate in Operation Dry Water. The annual nationwide campaign focuses on enforcing boating under the influence laws and educating boaters of the risks of operating a boat under the influence.
Officers will be looking for boaters whose blood alcohol content exceeds the state limit of .08. The operation will include increased patrols, breathalyzer tests and boater education outreach efforts.
According to the Coast Guard report, in Florida in 2012 alcohol was a factor in 30 accidents that resulted in 9 deaths.
For more information, visit www.operationdrywater.org .
(4) Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays open up a three-game series against the American League Central leading Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field on Friday.
The Rays will have the tough task of trying to figure out Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer.
Scherzer will attempt to become the first pitcher to win his first 12 decisions since Roger Clemens started the season 14-0 in 1986.
In five career starts against the Rays, Scherzer is 2-2 with a 2.64 ERA. He allowed Tampa Bay to score one earned run over seven innings in the Tiger's 5-2 win in Detroit on June 6.
Starting for the Rays tonight will be Alex Colome.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit raysbaseball.com .
(5) Ke$ha and Pitball in concert
The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds will be hopping to the musical acts of Ke$ha and Pitball on Friday night.
Kesha Sebert, better known by her stage name Ke$ha, released her debut studio album, Animal, in 2010. It was a major hit in the U.S. peaking at #1 on the Billboard chart. Her first single, Tik Tok, was a number one hit in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Germany.
We R Who We R, the first single off her 2010 EP album Cannibal, also was a number hit for Ke$ha. She released her second studio album, Warrior, in December 2012.
Armando Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull is a rapper from Miami. He has released both Spanish and English language albums.
His 2011 studio album, Planet Pit, sold almost 500,000 copies within the first 48 hours it was on sale. His single from his album Give Me Everything, was his first song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Pitbull has also appeared as himself in movies and on television, including Punk'd, Shark Tank, Dancing with the Stars and Blood Money.
Tonight's concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $31. For more information, call (813) 740-2446 or visit livenation.com .