Cypress Creek Town Center buzzing with activity

If you haven’t been in the area west of Interstate 75, off State Road 56, during the past several months, chances are you’re not aware of the increasing activity happening at Cypress Creek Town Center and in nearby areas. Five Below, at 25609 Sierra Center Blvd., in Lutz, is set to have its grand opening on March 29, according to a banner posted at the store. Five Below sells everything … [Read more...]

MOD Pizza sets up shop off State Road 56

MOD Pizza is expected to open soon in a mini-retail center along restaurant row, in front of Tampa Premium Outlets, off State Road 56 in Lutz. The pizza chain’s sign is in place outside, as workers complete the interior build-out for the restaurant. The Pasco County Commission on Aug. 7 approved an application from Cypress Creek NVH LLC for an alcohol license that would allow sale of beer … [Read more...]

More construction pops up on State Road 56

Until recently the south side of State Road 56, by the Interstate 75 interchange, created the most commercial buzz. Tampa Premium Outlets and a slew of restaurants turned grassland into a shopping and dining mecca. More is on the way. Starbucks is the latest opening on the south side of the highway. It’s next to Culver’s. But, now it’s the north side of the state road that’s … [Read more...]

2016 marked by rapid growth, touching moments

The national election captured headlines and attention, but 2016 was an eventful year in many other ways, as well, across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. The big story is the region’s growth. New houses are popping up all over the place, with developments such as Long Lake Ranch, Estancia at Wiregrass Ranch, Connerton, Bexley and Asturia, just some of the residential communities … [Read more...]

Traffic relief coming to I-75 and State Road 56

Motorists stuck in long lines of traffic at the Interstate 75 and State Road 56 interchange could get relief sooner rather than later. It will come in the form of a new interchange known as a diverging diamond – a design gaining popularity nationally as a solution to traffic jams at major crossroads. The Florida Department of Transportation is moving the approximately $18.5 million road … [Read more...]

Tampa Premium Outlets goes pink

Pink is in vogue at Tampa Premium Outlets, and for good reasons. On Oct. 29, the outlet mall will cap off a month-long More Than Pink campaign in recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, the day also highlights the Grand Opening Anniversary Celebration of the Tampa Premium Outlets, including opportunities to make donations to Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit that … [Read more...]

Hyatt Place to be at Cypress Creek Town Center

Construction on Hyatt Place Hotel & Conference Center is expected to begin in early 2017, according to a news release from the project’s development team. Impact Properties Inc., Sierra Properties and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation are partnering on the 130-room hotel and conference center on the northern side of State Road 56, across from Tampa Premium Outlets. Hyatt Place Wesley … [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...]

Costco Wholesale wants giant sign

A planning oversight committee gave tentative approval to a large display sign for Costco Wholesale, slated to open next to Tampa Premium Outlets. It takes the membership warehouse chain a step closer to permitting and construction. Company officials have not announced an opening date. Costco received approval in January for the sale of beer, wine and liquor. The approximately … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel Boulevard workshop set

New growth in and around the intersections of State Road 56, County Road 54 and Interstate 75 is generating traffic jams. The developments just keep coming. Tampa Premium Outlets opened in October. Culver’s and Cheddar’s Casual Café – are under construction. Site plans are filed, or on the way, for additional retail, hotels and offices as part of Cypress Creek Town … [Read more...]