Plaza Mexico Opens New Restaurant In Zephyrhills

To see Hector Alvarez working at Plaza Mexico Restaurant Bar & Grill is not unusual. Alvarez is one of the owners at Plaza Mexico, the kind of family owned restaurant where the owners lead from the front and work alongside their employees, to ensure professionalism and quality control “Not only do the employees work here, but the owners also work here,” Alvarez said. “At most places, the … [Read more...]

More Inventory and Better Vehicles At Dade City Auto Sales

Special to The Laker/Lutz News New owners at Dade City Auto Sales have revitalized this long established car lot on U.S. 301, by bringing in better quality vehicles and increasing its inventory to over 100 vehicles by the first of the year. “We had a vision of what this place could be,” said Lou Taliercio, who now owns the business with brother Mike. “Our vision was to bring in late model, … [Read more...]

Bella Tire Opens On State Road 52

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley News Special to The Laker/Lutz Rich Nicoloff was already late for church when he spotted a couple on the side of the road with a blown tire. He knew if he stopped, he’d miss the service. But, Nicoloff also knew he wasn’t the kind of person who could just drive past. So, he pulled over, explained that he owned Bella Tires in Land O’ Lakes, and offered to open his … [Read more...]

$1.99 Cleaners Offers Lowest Prices

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News When Vincent Hernandez saw a need for an affordable dry cleaner in Zephyrhills, he and his wife, Emina, decided to open $1.99 Cleaners on U.S. 301, just south of downtown. And, with his family’s long history in the dry cleaning business, Hernandez had an immense knowledge base and business know-how to draw from. “My family has been in the … [Read more...]

Reliable Options for Breast Care Patients At AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley Special to The Laker/Lutz News In 2019, an estimated 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancerwill be diagnosed in women living in the U.S. To reduce this sobering statistic, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is using innovative diagnosis and advanced treatment options with state-of-the-art technology. All patients at the hospital receive noninvasive, 3D mammography … [Read more...]

Beth Hibben Always Answers Her Phone

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley Special to The Laker/Lutz News A full-time realtor for 15 years, including the past five years with Charles Rutenberg Realty, Beth Hibben understands the importance of communication. When someone calls, she picks up the phone seven days a week, and never sends her buyers and sellers to an impersonal, automated message. “When people call me, I answer the phone, … [Read more...]

Optimum RV Specializes in Like-New Vehicles

By William Jacko Special to The Laker/Lutz News With several large RV dealerships in the area, Optimum RV in Zephyrhills has found its niche specializing in used recreational vehicles. “We sell late-model, quality used products that are close to like-new condition, but priced dramatically less than what a new RV would cost,” said Zachary Crandell, general manager.  “All the big stores on … [Read more...]

30 Years Of Personalized Care At X-Tra Discount Drugs

Owning a pharmacy has been a very personal and rewarding career for Evelyn Johnson of X-Tra Discount Drugs — one of the oldest independent pharmacies in Zephyrhills currently celebrating its 30thyear. “We truly care about our customers, and are proud to have been providing friendly, professional services for so many years,” said Johnson, who is a pharmacist and owner of X-Tra Discount … [Read more...]

McDannold Law Specializes In Estate Planning?

The stately grandfather clock in the lobby at McDannold Law belonged to Andrew McDannold’s beloved grandparents, who died without leaving the clock to any particular beneficiary, making it difficult for family to decide who would inherit the timepiece McDannold keeps the clock in his law office because it symbolizes the reasons that motivated him to practice elder law — his love for his … [Read more...]

Grand Reopening of Tampa Bay Golf Course

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley Special to The Laker/Lutz News Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club unveils a completely updated golf course with a ribbon-cutting event on Aug.19, hosted by the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Reopening Celebration is from noon to 2 p.m., at the clubhouse inside this master-planned community off State Road 52 and I-75, in San Antonio. Raffles and … [Read more...]