El Dorado Furniture opening fall 2019 at Brightwork Crossing

The largest Hispanic-owned furniture retailer in the United States plans to open a new store in the mixed-use, residential and commercial project, known as Brightwork Crossing. An apartment complex at Brightwork Crossing is under construction at State Road 54 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard. Shops and a hotel are planned, too. A new Burger King restaurant recently opened on a parcel, fronting … [Read more...]

Apartments on the rise at Brightwork Crossing

Brightwork Crossing is going vertical. Brick-and-mortar tower-like structures are rising on the 32-acre site, off State Road 54, west of Wesley Chapel Boulevard. These are early signs of an apartment complex approved for up to 350 units. The complex will be a series of four-story buildings with more than 60 apartments per building, according to county records. Permits also have been … [Read more...]

Brightwork Crossing under construction on State Road 54

Brightwork Crossing is a mixed-use development under construction on about 32 acres close to Tampa Premium Outlets and Cypress Creek Town Center. Up to 350 apartments, 250,000 square feet of offices, retail and self-storage, and a 150-room hotel can be built. Site plans are on file with Pasco County for a WaWa convenience store, Firestone Complete Auto Care store and Burger King. The … [Read more...]

Another week, another dime for gas prices

There is still no end in sight on how low gas prices may go after the national average for a gallon of gasoline dropped another dime in the past week. That new national average is now $2.70, the lowest since September 2010. Sunday marked the 73rd straight day that gas prices had fallen, losing 66 cents in the process. "The shale boom continues putting downward pressure on the price of oil, … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving traveling like it’s 2009

It's just five years ago, but 2009 is not too hard to remember. The Black Eyed Peas had a hit in "Boom Boom Pow." At movie theaters, "Avatar" was breaking every record imaginable. And at the gas pump, drivers were paying less than $2.70 at the pump. Hit songs and blockbuster movies from five years ago will likely stay there, but cheap gas? It's back, as the national average for a galling of … [Read more...]

Finding a deal on gasoline? It’s only going to get cheaper

Since the end of September, the price of gas has plummeted in states across the country, including 41 cents per gallon in Florida alone. And it's not stopping anytime soon. "Gas prices are plunging in-line with the falling price of oil, declining demand, and pumps selling winter blend fuel, which is cheaper to produce," said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins, in a release. "Gas prices should only … [Read more...]

Low gas prices might push Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and dropping gas prices at the pump could convince many families to take to the road. Gas in Florida dropped another nickel over the past week, bringing the average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded to $2.91, while the national average falls to $2.93. It's the 42nd consecutive day gas prices have dropped nationally, and the 37th in Florida. "Cheap … [Read more...]

No bottom yet in sight for falling gas prices

Cheaper gas is probably something everyone can get used to. But how long will gas hover around the $2.75 mark or lower? Only time will tell. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline fell to its lowest point since December 2010, dropping below $3 per gallon. Right now, more than 60 percent of American gas stations are selling gas below that mark, according to AAA, and 23 states have … [Read more...]

Lower gas here just in time for holiday shopping

Drivers are paying on average 65 cents less per gallon of gas they did just six months ago. And the price at stations around the state — and nation — continue to drop. Gas in Florida checked in at $3.04 over the weekend, down 11 cents from a week ago, and below $3 in many markets, including in and around Pasco County. "We are seeing gas prices falling at an average of 1 to 2 cents a day," … [Read more...]

Like falling fuel prices? Thank shale

Oil production in the United States is at its highest level since the release of the first "Back to the Future" movie in 1985, and a lot of that has to do with the new shale boom. Crude oil settled at $82.75 on Friday after dropping below $80 for the first time in two years just the day before, as gas prices continue to drop both locally and nationwide. "Motorists are paying $5 to $15 less … [Read more...]