Wesley Chapel welcomes ice in new $20M sports complex

By the end of next year, State Road 56 will be more crowded than ever. A new Mercedes dealership. A long-awaited outlet mall and the different stores it will bring. Yet another hotel, this time 120 rooms. Not bad for a road that, just a little more than a decade ago, didn’t even exist. Joining all that, however, is an ice and sports complex so big, it might make existing facilities in … [Read more...]

Colonial Four RV park sells for $875,000

A former Tampa Bay Lightning player says he is not the new owner of a Zephyrhills recreational vehicle park. Colonial Four RV, a community located at 6991 Fort King Road, sold Monday for $875,000, according to a release by Marcus & Millichap regional manager Richard D. Matricaria. Geared toward the 55 and older crowd, the park dates back to the 1970s, and has a mix of both seasonal and … [Read more...]

Wesley Chapel hockey rink plans unveiled, hotel close behind

Dignitaries, reporters and champion athletes like retired Tampa Bay Lightning winger Dave Andreychuk had come to hear about the new ice hockey complex planned for Cypress Ridge Boulevard in Wesley Chapel. But they also learned about something else as well — another large hotel is coming, and it will be located right next to the new hockey facility. Developer Gordie Zimmermann was mum on who … [Read more...]

Developers, Andreychuk set to unveil new ice sports facility

As the ink dries on sales documents conveying key land to its new owners near Interstate 75 and State Road 56, hockey great Dave Andreychuk and other dignitaries will gather Thursday to unveil plans for a new 150,000-square-foot, four-pad ice and multi-sport facility. Andreychuk, who won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004, is one of several special guests expected to attend the … [Read more...]