After a five-year delay, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday for Citrus Park Crossing.
The three-story, 80,000-square-foot office building is being built near Gunn Highway and the Veterans Expressway.
Construction on the building was originally scheduled to begin in 2008, but the recession pushed those plans back for years.
A financial services company has already pre-leased 60 percent of the building. Officials say the Citrus Park Crossing is aimed at suburban residents who don't want to travel into downtown Tampa or the Westshore district.
The building is scheduled to open by the end of 2013.
(3) Teachers free admission to MOSI
May is Teacher Appreciation Month. Starting Wednesday and continuing all month, Florida teachers can receive free admission to the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI).
A special exhibition,
Sea Monsters Revealed, is currently on display at MOSI. The exhibit features the world's largest plastinated sea creatures.
Sea Monsters Revealed uses the revolutionary polymer preservation technique to allow people an up-close and personal look at real sea animals.
You can not only see the outside, but also the inside of some of the most elusive aquatic life ever discovered, including a 6-foot-wide manta ray, a 15-foot-long mako shark, a giant squid, and an 18-foot-long, 3,000 pound whale shark.
To receive a free admission, teaches will need a valid Florida school ID. While supplies last, teachers will receive a swag bag filled with goodies and coupons.
Willie Nelson returns to the Bay Area on Wednesday night.
The 80-year-old country music legend is best known for songs
Always On My Mind,
On the Road Again, and
Georgia On My Mind.
Nelson's career began in 1956 when he wrote the song
Lumberjack. He signed his first publishing contract in 1960 and reached the pinnacle of the music world in 1975 with his first number one album,
Red Headed Stranger.
Nelson, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday, appears tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. A very limited number of tickets are still available. Prices begin at $48.50.