Rays of Hope for Ybor

It is time to start talking about the Tampa Bay Rays baseball franchise moving to Ybor. The Tampa Bay Times, in an article written by

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In It for the Long Draw

There you are sitting in a comfortable chair, a cool breeze sweeps the edge of heat away, the blue sky lifts your spirits.  You slowly

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Hopefully you’ve been following our blogs. Recently we have talked about both the situation in Nicaragua and the impending FDA regulations. Let us start with

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In the Heat of the Battle

The Texas air outside was sweltering but the atmosphere inside the little Plano courtroom was even steamier. It was the location for the most recent

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The Chosen Path

  Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as

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The Great Fellowship

Our goal is to create and nurture community.  Yes, we are a business.  As such we do not need to make a profit to exist. 

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The Power of Story

In each and everyone one of us there is a story.   Lately we have been telling tales, all kinds of stories involving cigars. We

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An SOS from Nicaragua

Today our thoughts on Nicaragua. Our original intent was to write an article about how the new FDA regulations will effectively end our importation of

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Ybor City

A Bolt of Truth

Wednesday was a tough night for hockey fans in Tampa. Now that the dust has settled – or is it frost – we want to

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Ybor City

We’re not Royals

Hey Mate, Tomorrow is the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. So, why is Tabanero writing a blog about it? First of all, weddings

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Our Present Future

In our last blog we talked about what we learned from the collapse of Toys R-Us. Spoiler alert! They failed to see the trends and

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