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Tampa News Force Featured on 83 Degrees Media

View of Ybor' City's Gate looking out to the Tampa Skyline with Channelside and Amelie Arena in the distance83 Degree’s Dyllan Furness Features Tampa News Force’s John Jacobs

Creative City: Tech, architecture, design firms spur Ybor renaissance

John Jacobs, a local comic and “correspondent” for the satirical Tampa News Force, who’s been doing stand up for over a decade, lives near Ybor and recognizes the district’s appeal in its cast of characters. “Ybor is exciting,” he says. “It’s a good melting pot of personalities and there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on at all times.

“7th Avenue is the closest thing we have to a Hollywood Boulevard,” he adds. “It’s a good tourist spot and a never-ending, rotating door of new people coming in and out. I’ve run many different open mic [nights] at different venues in Ybor and it’s always been easy to bark people in from off the street.”

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