Aldi offers updates on Pasco stores

The Aldi store in Odessa is expected to open this spring, and the Wesley Chapel store is expected to open by this summer. That’s according to the latest information provided by Matt Thon, the vice president for the Haines City Aldi division. An opening date for the Aldi in Zephyrhills has not been determined. The Zephyrhills branch has not been built yet, says Todd Vande Burg, … [Read more...]

Cypress Creek plaza still expanding

The pace of development at Cypress Creek Town Center is picking up, with new shops and restaurants under construction at two sites within the town center. Most of the action is taking place along Sierra Center Boulevard, a main artery that cuts through the town center, which is located at State Road 56 and Grand Cypress Drive. Two new shopping strips, each fronting Sierra Center Boulevard, will … [Read more...]

Specialty grocers sprouting up in Pasco

A national trend for smaller, specialty grocery stores is taking hold in Pasco County. Within the next year, Earth Fare, Sprouts Farmers Market, and possibly Lucky’s Market will open grocery stores that specialize in natural, organic and fresh foods. Aldi is planning to open its no-frills, discount grocery stores in Zephyrhills and New Port Richey in 2019. Also, a new store is coming to the … [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...]

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen opens, Chick-fil-A comes next

Pasco County residents looking to grab a bite to eat will have two new dining options starting this month. One of those options, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, opened on June 6. Chick-fil-A will open June 30. The restaurants are side-by-side on Sun Vista Drive, in front of Tampa Premium Outlets, off State Road 56, in Wesley Chapel. Before opening day at Cheddar’s, about 170 employees … [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...]

New restaurants planned for Cypress Creek Town Center

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse and the Panda Express are eyeing retail space at the Cypress Creek Town Center. The proposed mall is located off State Road 56 at the Interstate 75 exchange. Adjacent to the site, the shops at Tampa Premier Outlets are taking form and shape for an anticipated October opening. Representatives for BJ’s and Panda Express both had scheduled sit-downs with Pasco … [Read more...]