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Tampa Bay co-working spaces rebound as many tire of the home office

TAMPA — Most company offices may be deserted, but Bay 3 Co-Work is buzzing.



a person sitting on a bench next to a window: Brittany Ward sits at a desk at Bay 3 Co-Work, a multi-use co-working space at Armature Works, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in Tampa. Despite the pandemic, co-working spaces say they're recouping most their members and then some.


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Brittany Ward sits at a desk at Bay 3 Co-Work, a multi-use co-working space at Armature Works, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in Tampa. Despite the pandemic, co-working spaces say they’re recouping most their members and then some.

Co-working spaces like Station House in St. Petersburg, Hyde House in Hyde Park Village and the new Office Evolution Space on Harbour Island are, too. It might not look the same as pre-pandemic days: There are no groups cluttered together, anyone walking about is in a mask, the hand sanitizer is plentiful, and the air smells of Lysol. But in 2020, these co-working spaces might be the closest to the pre-pandemic work life anyone can get.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Space at Bay 3 Co-Work, a multi-use co-working space located at Armature Works, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in Tampa.


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National Guardsman bought Tampa home tainted by toxic drywall. Was he misled?

TAMPA — National Guardsman Ryan Steiner was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in 2018 when he and his wife bought a home in Belmont Heights for $140,000.



a person standing in front of a building: National Guardsman Ryan Steiner, 30, stands in the garage of his home on Machado Street in Tampa. Steiner said he demolished a section of drywall in the garage, at left, to find the manufacturer's stamp so he could identify the origin of the building material.


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National Guardsman Ryan Steiner, 30, stands in the garage of his home on Machado Street in Tampa. Steiner said he demolished a section of drywall in the garage, at left, to find the manufacturer’s stamp so he could identify the origin of the building material.

The couple was about to marry and planned to start a family. They moved in before Steiner left for three months of military training and a nine-month tour of duty.

A few weeks after moving in, Steiner’s wife, Paige Skinner, began to have breathing difficulties and a cough. The couple thought it must be the mold they found in the kitchen when they remodeled it. But that didn’t explain why the air-conditioning

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