TouchPoint brings jobs, good wages to Pasco

TouchPoint Medical Inc., a global supplier of technology-based health care delivery systems, will bring 116 new high-paying jobs to Pasco County. Company officials plan to relocate their headquarters to prime vacant land in Land O’ Lakes. They will build an approximately 125,000-square-foot facility, including a parking lot, on the northwest corner of Suncoast Parkway and State Road 54. The … [Read more...]

Sex-trafficked girls will soon have a sanctuary

The Tampa charity Bridging Freedom, which helps child victims of human trafficking, is developing a therapeutic safe house campus community at an undisclosed location in Pasco County. It will begin to accept girls this spring, once its first safe house is completed. The Bridging Freedom campus— situated on nearly 100 acres of donated land—will ultimately encompass seven homes, a lodge … [Read more...]

New luxury apartment complex coming to Land O’ Lakes

Wood Partners is stepping in where another developer left off, resurrecting a 311-unit apartment complex that could add even more residents along State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes. The Atlanta-based company announced the new project — called Alta Terra Bella — just off 20 Mile Level Road Monday, following a report on The Laker/Lutz News’ website, “As the Tampa Bay area … [Read more...]

Wood Partners to build 300 apartments in Land O’ Lakes

Wood Partners is expected to officially announce Monday a new residential project that would bring more than 300 apartment units to the 20 Mile Level Road area of Land O' Lakes. Alta Terra Bella LP, a company associated with the Atlanta-based developer, closed on 52 acres of land last Tuesday, located between Via Bella Boulevard and 20 Mile, just north of State Road 54. The company paid … [Read more...]

Sorry, no Hooters planned for Land O’ Lakes

It was a surprise to many drivers going north on U.S. 41 over the weekend. A bright yellow sign, painted using stencil, was posted on the old marquee board of the former Mosquito Grill & Bar restaurant at 4422 Land O' Lakes Blvd. It seemed to confirm a longstanding rumor that the Hooters restaurant chain was opening there in 2015. But it's simply not true. "Hooters does not … [Read more...]

Kauffman Tire planning new store in Wesley Chapel

Central Pasco County is set to get its first Kauffman Tire location with plans to build a 7,600-square-foot location on vacant land along Wesley Chapel Boulevard. Developers are eyeing a 2.3-acre parcel around the area of 28225 Wesley Chapel Boulevard, located next to the Walgreens near where Wesley Chapel Boulevard connects with the northern portion of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. The land was … [Read more...]

RaceWay location in Dade City sold

After more than 15 years of corporate ownership, RaceTrac Petroleum Inc. has sold its Dade City RaceWay location for $2.3 million. The buyer of the station, located on a little more than an acre of land at 12310 U.S. 301, is 974 Pasco LLC, managed by West Palm Beach attorney Carolyn Sakolsky. The location was built in 2004 on land RaceTrac purchased in 1999 for $263,000. The land was originally … [Read more...]

Sheffield pitching Wesley Chapel to the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves aren’t making a trip to the postseason this year, but could they instead be planning a trip to Pasco County in a few years? Like for spring training? Gary Sheffield, the retired Major League Baseball star who hit 64 home runs when he played two seasons for the Braves more than a decade ago, believes his old team will come. And if not them, maybe the Houston Astros or … [Read more...]

Local Hobby Lobby home sells for $4.1M

Merchant's Square, a Zephyrhills strip mall where Hobby Lobby opened earlier this year, is now under new ownership. RCG-Zephyrhills SPE LLC finalized its sale of the 75,000-square-foot shopping center on Gall Boulevard on July 23 for $4.1 million. RCG-Zephyrhills is affiliated with RCG Ventures in Atlanta, according to state corporate records. It is a real estate investment group that raised … [Read more...]

New RaceTrac coming to State Road 56

The State Road 56 corridor between Land O' Lakes and New Tampa continues to grow, with a third major gas station getting ready to set up shop ... this time to help eastbound travelers. RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., out of Atlanta, purchased 4.6 acres of vacant land along State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel where it intersects with Northwood Palms Road last month for $1.4 million. It will be located … [Read more...]