Month: April 2017

From Bicycle Shop to Multi Million Dollar Car Dealership

The Ferman name is synonymous with Tampa. Serving amongst those who founded the Tampa Board of Trade in 1885, Ferman has been at the forefront of the Tampa Bay Area’s innovation and growth. Long before there were gas-powered automobiles on Tampa’s dusty streets, there were horse-drawn carriages and wagons, and before the end of the 19th century something new and exciting appeared. The bicycle. The craze swept the manufacturing and retail industry. W. Frederick Ferman, grandfather of current Ferman CEO James L. Ferman, Jr., formed a partnership and started Tampa Cycle Company, building and selling bicycles in 1890. By...

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Another Tampa Bay Franchise Blowing Up

Ford’s Garage is, in their own words, your neighborhood burger and beer joint, where everyone is welcome, but, in all fairness, that is a very simplistic description for an awesome restaurant and bar concept that has taken Florida by storm. The Ford’s theme goes back to the era of the Ford Model T. The restaurant interior is designed to look like a service station from the early part of the last century. Old style brick, dark colors, rich wood, and hand-hammered copper bar top, combined with Ford’s Model T’s, Model A’s, tires, gas pumps and old signs give you...

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21 Awesome Things about Downtown Tampa

1. I love people watching down Tampa’s historic Franklin Street, while drinking a fresh, cold-pressed juice from Urban Juice. 2. I love walking the Riverwalk at the end of the day. The people with their pets, and the sunset over University of Tampa just melts away any stress from the day. 3. I love taking walking tours of Ybor city with Lonnie… there’s no better story teller around and he’s backed up all his facts from 2 separate independent sources, so you get historical facts delivered in the most entertaining way. 4. I love taking my dog to the...

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