Dogecoin + Track Record + Gasparilla International Film Festival

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! My name is Carlos Hernandez and I am back to update you on the latest happening in the Tampa area with Patch News.

In this issue, you’ll learn about a running track record broken by a Tampa high school student, a fight against apartments in South Tampa, growth of a local meal prep company, and more. Now, let’s get started.

Today’s weather: The high is 93 and the low is 75 with scattered thunderstorms. There is a 40% chance of rain.

Here are the top 5 stories happening around Tampa:

1. A Florida restaurant called Sus Hi Eatstation used dogecoin to draw in new applicants to their concept, which has 9 locations around Florida including a location on Fowler Avenue next to the University of South Florida Tampa campus. Pushing to a $15 an hour wage has also helped according to the owner. (WTSP)

2. Hillsborough High School student Erriyon Knighton broke a running track record set by Usain Bolt. Known as “the fastest man alive,” Bolt has won eight gold medals in the Olympics. (WFLA)

3. A controversial Tampa City Council meeting is causing a stir, including allegations that luxury apartments bring drug dealers and “undesirables” to town. Residents in South Tampa battle against planned apartment developments. (Tampa Bay Times)

4. Tampa-based meal prep company, Fitlife Foods, is now the second largest company of its type in the country. It started off with a single store and now sells more than 12,000 meals a day. They will begin delivering nationally this year. (Patch)

5. Gasparilla International Film Festival returns to Tampa theaters next week from June 10th to June 13th for the first time in 64 weeks after the pandemic hit and disrupted the annual event. It will be held at Tampa Theatre and AMC Westshore Theater. (Creative Loafing Tampa)

Today in Tampa:

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