|Tarpon Springs Employment Maintains Advantage Within Region, Nation|
At 4.4%, the city’s unemployment rate is less than the state (5.0%) and nation (5.5%). Pinellas County’s rate is 4.3%, and that compares to the Tampa Bay MSA (4.6%), and Hillsborough (4.6%), Pasco (4.8%) and Hernando (5.6%) counties. The city’s rate was 12.9% one year ago. The city’s employment rate stands at 95.6%, compared with 87.1% last May. This compares with the nation’s 94.5% rate, up from 87.0% last year. Click here to see the May 2021 Labor Report.
|Local Businesses Named “Best Of” in Suncoast News Reader’s Choice Poll|
A total of 20 businesses in Tarpon Springs were named “Best” in the region by readers of the Suncoast News/Beacon newspaper. The reader’s choice poll was conducted over the past several months, asking readers for their favorites in 65 different categories, from auto repair to fine dining. Click here to see all the Tarpon Springs businesses that are the “Best of the Suncoast,” and congratulations to all our winners.
|Welcome New Businesses: Pop’s Smoke Shop and Empire Cafe & Lounge Welcome to two more locally-owned businesses that opened in the past month. Pop’s Smoke Shop, 423 S. Pinellas Ave., celebrated with a ribbon cutting in June. The store offers all types of smoking items, including cigars, vapes, and more.|
Empire Cafe and Lounge opened at 459 Athens St., on the Sponge Docks. The cafe features breakfast and lunch, and is the only restaurant on the Docks that serves breakfast all day long. The restaurant is open until 3 pm daily.
|Tarpon Springs In the News We’ve taken the time to round up the latest news for you. Click herefor a compilation of City projects and business happenings that have been in the news this past month.|
|Tarpon Springs July Events and Festivals Celebrate a full 4th of July weekend beginning with a Sunset Beach concert July 1, and the return of First Friday on July 2. Celebrate 4th of July with a patriotic picnic in Craig Park, and end the day with fireworks that are best seen from Howard Park. Later in the month, sip wine while strolling through the Downtown and Sponge Docks businesses at the always popular Wine Walk. For a listing of events, times, and more information, see ExploreTarponSprings.com.|
|Available Properties Click on the links below for current listings of available commercial properties for sale or lease in the City.|
Properties for Lease
Properties for Sale
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