After devastating fire, Florida’s oldest surf shop to reopen

After a fire destroyed Florida's oldest surf shop, the West Coast Surf Shop on Holmes Beach is about ready to reopen.
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After a fire destroyed Florida's oldest surf shop, the West Coast Surf Shop on Holmes Beach is about ready to reopen.

Urban Affairs Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been covering the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.

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