New Aldi stores springing up in Pasco

The Aldi retail chain is opening three stores to meet new demands of Pasco County’s burgeoning growth. Construction is underway simultaneously on new Aldi stores in Odessa, Lutz-Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills. The grocery chain already has stores in Holiday and Port Richey. Matt Thon, vice president for the Aldi’s Haines City division, said the grocery chain looks at many factors, when … [Read more...]

Helping a community to lift itself up

Drive up to Life Community Center and you’ll find a crowded parking lot. That’s because there’s a lot going on in the modular building, at 6542 Applewood Drive in Wesley Chapel, which is affiliated with Life Community Church, formerly known as Victorious Life Church. For instance, there’s a weekly community luncheon on Tuesdays in the modular building, and anyone is welcome to drop in … [Read more...]

Culver’s ready for custard day on Feb. 29

The countdown is less than a week away for the opening of Culver’s restaurant. The aqua building with the royal blue highlights is a visible sign of the growth under way near the Tampa Premium Outlets. “There is such development in this area,” said franchise owner Marty Roeske. “There’s going to be nothing but growth. We’re excited.” Construction crews are pulling together last-minute … [Read more...]

Retail jobs on the rise

But more jobs are needed to diversify Pasco’s economy Heading south on Interstate 275 into Tampa, and points beyond, cars stack up and slow to a crawl as commuters in the morning rush hour out of Pasco County’s bedroom communities hit the brakes. Motorists going north, mostly zip along at a steady clip. In the afternoon the traffic flow reverses. It’s all about where the jobs are and … [Read more...]

Kohl’s and Culver’s submit site plans for Cypress Creek Town Center

  Kohl’s is the latest retailer to schedule a sit-down with Pasco planners as a future tenant at the Cypress Creek Town Center at State Road 56 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard. The store’s conceptual plan on file with the county shows a 55,000- square-foot building at the same intersection where construction crews are hard at work on the 1.1 million square-foot Tampa Premium … [Read more...]

Staples closing leads searches on LakerLutzNews.com

Thousands of Web travelers found their exit off the Information Superhighway to LakerLutzNews.com thanks to search engines this past year, but what exactly lead them here in the first place? Apparently, it was all about the closing of Staples. Not long after LakerLutzNews.com started publishing daily stories to complement the print stories found each week in our papers, reporter Michael … [Read more...]