‘Hop’ing to attract some attention

In The Loop Brewing Company, at 3338 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., is hoping a new mural covering an entire wall will catch the eyes of the thousands of motorists who pass by the brewery on a nearly daily basis. The colorful artwork was created by Vanessa and Juan Parra, of Capco LLC, and their assistants, Ashley Cantera and Cassie Seckman. Peter Abreut, of the brewery, said the stars in the mural are part … [Read more...]

Lutz musician keeps busy with multiple instruments, bands

Fred Chandler relishes a good musical challenge. It is why he’s seemingly always working on the craft — whether it be playing in solo and band shows, tinkering with a new instrument, or laying down new tracks in a recording studio. Sometimes, when he wakes up, he has locked, bloody fingers and a hoarse voice — following a busy week of performances. His creativity, however, is never … [Read more...]

Lending sinkhole victims a hand

Penny Foote felt the need to help families — after the largest sinkhole in Pasco County history opened July 14 on Ocean Pines Drive in Land O’ Lakes. “When I saw the two homes go in, my heart hit the floor,” Foote said. “I knew we had to do something and try to pull people together because it could’ve happened to anybody, even me.” That same day, Foote created the Lake Padgett Families … [Read more...]

In the Loop is ready for live music, more hours

Patrons of In the Loop Brewing will be able to quaff their favorite craft beers while enjoying live music on an outdoor deck on the shores of Lake Padgett. Pasco County commissioners approved a request from the brewery’s owners to allow live music that previously had been banned. The hours of operation also were expanded to allow more flexibility for hosting special events, yoga classes and … [Read more...]

In the Loop wants more hours, live music

Owners of In the Loop Brewing want to expand the hours of operation and bring live music performances to their outdoor beer garden. It’s about staying competitive in the local market and building on their success, they say. Members of the Pasco County Planning Commission approved both requests at its June 7 meeting in New Port Richey. The Pasco County Commission, which has the final … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes gets a new brewery

In the Loop Brewing is ready for beer lovers to belly up to the bar. The craft brewery, in a renovated two-story house, and an outdoor beer garden, along the shores of Lake Padgett, is the setting for the newest addition to the craft beer scene in Pasco County. It is the dream-come-true for three friends who spent weekends in a garage on Cherbourg Loop, brewing beer that got kudos from … [Read more...]

Craft beers are In the Loop in Land O’ Lakes

Cooking home brewed beer started as a hobby five years ago, with three friends in Land O’ Lakes meeting up in a garage on Cherbourg Loop. All anyone had to say was – “See you at the loop.” And, the next few hours were devoted to brewing beer. The compliments rolled in. “We had a lot of people like our beers,” said Peter Abreut. “That made us think we could really start … [Read more...]

Development is heating up in Land O’ Lakes

Recent rezoning applications suggest that Land O’ Lakes is on the radar for new development. Potential projects on tap are a craft brewery, new retail and townhomes —all along a single stretch of Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, north of State Road 54. Each project received a recommendation of approval on Jan. 13, from the Pasco County Planning Commission, a voluntary group that advises the Pasco … [Read more...]