Business Digest 04/19/2017

Aldi plans new store Representatives of the discount grocer, Aldi, filed conceptual plans for a store in Cypress Creek Town Center, on the southwest corner of State Road 54 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard, according to Pasco County records. The pre-application outlines an approximately 19,000-square-foot grocery store, located on about 5 acres owned by Pasco Ranch Inc. The company is owned by … [Read more...]

Business Digest 04/12/2017

Self-driving buses coming to Hillsborough County U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis touted the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit system, or HART, at a recent hearing of the Communications and Technology subcommittee. The transit service soon will begin operating a “first-of-its-kind” autonomous public bus system with wireless 5G capabilities. The commuter shuttle will run in downtown Tampa. HART … [Read more...]

Business Digest 04/05/4017

Shoe Carnival opening Shoe Carnival will open April 7 in the Village Lakes Shopping Center in Land O’ Lakes, with a grand opening scheduled sometime in mid-May, according to company representatives. Previously, the opening had been announced for an earlier date. The new shoe shop, off State Road 54, will be located in a suite next door to Ross Dress for Less. Other Shoe Carnival stores in … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/29/2017

Green industry training The University of Florida and IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will host a Green Industry Best Management Practices training session March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The program is designed for landscape professionals who apply pesticides and fertilizers … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/22/2017

NatureCoaster hires Ed Caum Ed Caum will help NatureCoaster.com promote local outdoor experiences to area residents and tourists, according to an announcement from NatureCoaster.com. Caum is the former tourism manager for Pasco County. Caum, who grew up on an island in southeast Alaska, will contribute articles, photographs and sales efforts with local businesses and events. His articles … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/15/17

New Port Richey job fair The “Open for All” Job Fair will be March 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the West Campus of Pasco-Hernando State College, at 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey. The community job fair will have representatives from for-profit, nonprofit and government organizations. For information, call Jackie Eden, assistant director of career and testing services for the … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/08/2017

Clothing retailer opens CONCEPT is a new local retailer at Tampa Premium Outlets, located off State Road 56, at the Interstate 75 interchange. The shop opened on March 3 across from Armani Outlet. The 3,200-square-foot shop offers a variety of hip and trendy clothing, shoes and accessories for juniors. For information, visit ConceptClothingStores.com. New physicians Florida Hospital … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/01/2017

Pulte virtual home tours Pulte Homes invites prospective homebuyers to take virtual tours of its home designs at Starkey Ranch, according to a press release from Larry Vershel Communications. The virtual tours are in advance of model homes that are under construction. The master-planned community is adjacent to J.B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve, off State Road 54 and Heart Pine Avenue in … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/22/2017

  Chiropractic ribbon cutting The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member at a ribbon cutting for Carrazana Chiropractic on Feb. 16, at 1930 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Suite 16. Dr. Carlos Carrazana’s clinic specializes in car injury accidents, according to the clinic website. Clients can receive chiropractic services, as well as physical therapy and massage … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/15/2017

New Wiregrass restaurant Wok Chi opened at The Shops in Wiregrass, at 28152 Paseo Drive, on Feb. 6, according to a news release from Wiregrass. This is the third location for Florida-based Wok Chi, which offers fast, casual Asian stir-fry and fresh dim-sum. Additional restaurants are slated to open in New York City and elsewhere in Florida in 2017. The restaurant’s first franchise launched … [Read more...]