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...]

Local business gives hope to ‘special needs’ employee

When April Dean was only 6 months old, her mother Amy noticed she wasn’t sitting upright. Two months later, doctors told Amy and her husband, Rick, that April had cerebral palsy, with little chance of ever walking. It was also discovered that she had a developmental disability that would affect her speech and learning. “He told us she would never drive a car or go to college,” said … [Read more...]

Hotel, retail, restaurants — arriving soon

More retail, and a Hyatt hotel, are coming to Cypress Creek Town Center, even as other new shops and restaurants are opening for business. Along Sierra Center Boulevard, Mellow Mushroom, Great Clips, Mattress One, Men’s Wearhouse and Aspen Dental are open for business. Noire Nail Bar will soon open its doors, too. To the east, Chuy’s Tex Mex is headed to a spring opening, according to a … [Read more...]

Ballantrae Village is adding more shops

Taco Bell is the newest tenant at the Shoppes of Ballantrae Village. The Mexican fast-food restaurant joins DQ Grill & Chill and Circle K in a retail shopping plaza that is almost fully constructed, off State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes. Within 30 days, Dunkin’ Donuts is expected to open in a spot between Taco Bell and DQ Grill & Chill. In March, more shops, a spa, a dental … [Read more...]

More construction pops up on State Road 56

Until recently the south side of State Road 56, by the Interstate 75 interchange, created the most commercial buzz. Tampa Premium Outlets and a slew of restaurants turned grassland into a shopping and dining mecca. More is on the way. Starbucks is the latest opening on the south side of the highway. It’s next to Culver’s. But, now it’s the north side of the state road that’s … [Read more...]

DQ Grill & Chill comes to Ballantrae Village Shoppes

DQ Grill & Chill is nearly ready for its debut at Ballantrae Village Shoppes. By mid-March, franchise owner Carlos Saenz plans to host a grand opening. Meanwhile, Saenz has had to watch hopeful customers slowly steer their vehicles into the drive-through lane on a daily basis. It’s disappointing not to at least have a Blizzard or an ice cream cone to hand out, said Saenz. But, he … [Read more...]

Hyatt Place to be at Cypress Creek Town Center

Construction on Hyatt Place Hotel & Conference Center is expected to begin in early 2017, according to a news release from the project’s development team. Impact Properties Inc., Sierra Properties and the Hyatt Hotels Corporation are partnering on the 130-room hotel and conference center on the northern side of State Road 56, across from Tampa Premium Outlets. Hyatt Place Wesley … [Read more...]

Retail is coming to Ballantrae Village

New retail is headed to State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes, as Dunphy Properties prepares to start construction on the first shops at Ballantrae Village. A groundbreaking is expected in January for a Circle K, a Dairy Queen, a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Taco Bell on outparcels on the northeast corner of State Road 54 and Ballantrae Boulevard, according to a news release from Dunphy Properties. An … [Read more...]