Local businesses getting hit with COVID-19 impacts

Drive around the region and the impacts of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) are obvious. Grocery store parking lots are full — with people lining up before the stores open to get their hands on toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other scarce items. There’s less traffic on the road because many people are working remotely, and that number may climb if ‘stay at home’ mandates are … [Read more...]

Under Construction 02/19/2020

Furniture store in Wesley Chapel A La-Z-Boy Furniture gallery will be another outlet for those looking for the right home décor. The building is at 25960 Sierra Center Blvd., in Lutz, and is 13,650 square feet. As part of the Cypress Creek Town Center, the structure is near the intersection of State Road 56 and Interstate 75. No completion or open date has been announced … [Read more...]

Under Construction 01/22/2020

First stand-alone Aussie Grill coming to Lutz Bloomin’ Brands is building an Aussie Grill restaurant at the Cypress Creek Town Center, off State Road 56, in Lutz. The restaurant chain also is planning a Carabba’s Italian Grill and a Bonefish Grill at the town center. The 2,925-square-foot Aussie Grill also is expected to have a 305-square-foot patio. Aussie Grill will open in … [Read more...]

Aussie Grill, Carrabba’s and Bonefish are coming

Bloomin’ Brands is bringing Aussie Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill to Cypress Creek Town Center, off State Road 56, in Lutz. The restaurant chain, headquartered in Tampa, expects that the three new restaurants will create a total of about 200 new jobs, said Elizabeth Watts, representing Bloomin’ Brands. Aussie Grill, expected to open in the first half of 2020, will be … [Read more...]

Chamber’s goal: Being there to meet members’ needs

When the North Tampa Bay Chamber began two decades ago, it was known as the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. In the beginning, it had 65 members and met in a garage. Now, it has 734 members — with some based as far away as Brooksville and St. Petersburg. It attracts a wide range of political and business leaders to speak at, and attend its monthly breakfasts and luncheons. The … [Read more...]

Under Construction

Tractor Supply store coming Construction is underway for a Tractor Supply store that will offer agricultural and home improvement supplies. It is located on the east side of North Dale Mabry Highway – south of its apex with Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. The 18,800-square-foot is near the Lutz Walmart Supercenter. Construction started in June and is expected to be completed by October. Grace … [Read more...]

Enjoy Lake Padgett With A Waterfront Cardel Home

There are more lakes in Land O’ Lakes than anywhere else in Tampa Bay. And, one of the area’s most desirable is Lake Padgett, a spring-fed, 200-acre lake that is home to an exclusive Cardel Homes community. Cardel is the newest homebuilder on Lake Padgett, which has been home to beautiful waterfront homes for over 50 years because of its peaceful cypress-lined shores, and stunning sunrises and … [Read more...]

Sharing a meal, supporting each other

The Power Gals of Land O’ Lakes began with a simple premise: Why not start a group where women could meet to have lunch and support one another? And, that’s exactly what happened. The club has no membership fees or mandatory attendance. Women come, have lunch and talk for a minute about their business, upcoming events or anything else they want to share. The club has its monthly … [Read more...]

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...]

Hobby Lobby opens at Cypress Creek Town Center

About two dozen shoppers were waiting when the Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., held its grand-opening celebration of its newest store, in Lutz. They joined store employees and members of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce for the 9 a.m., ribbon cutting ceremony on March 18. The store, at 25675 Sierra Center Drive, is Hobby Lobby’s 865th store. It is located in the Cypress Creek Town Center, … [Read more...]