Pasco County seeks new location for food relief

Pasco County commissioners don’t want a replay of the overwhelming crowds and hours-long waits that hampered efforts in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties for residents seeking to qualify for disaster food relief following Hurricane Irma’s destruction. So, on Oct. 16, Pasco County Administrator Dan Biles prepared to send a letter to the Florida Department of Family and Children Services … [Read more...]

‘Welcome to Lutz’ sign goes missing

Jay Muffly, who serves on the Lutz Civic Association, is trying to unravel a mystery, and he’s hoping someone from the public can help. He’s trying to figure out what happened to the “Welcome to Lutz” sign that, until recently, greeted motorists as they entered the community near County Line Road. “My daughter says she thinks it was there, Saturday (on April 22). She thinks. She’s not … [Read more...]

Commissioner seeks to keep Target open

Pasco County Commission Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey isn’t ready to concede that Target must close its store in Odessa. The national discount chain recently announced the closure of 13 stores across the country for poor sales performance. The Odessa location, at 16400 State Road 54, is expected to shut its doors on Jan. 30, displacing more than 140 employees. Target officials say their … [Read more...]

Target store to close in January

A Target store in Odessa is one of 13 stores that the national discount chain plans to close in January, according to an announcement from Target’s corporate headquarters. The store, at 16400 State Road 54, opened nearly a decade ago. But within two years of its opening, the economy took a steep dive. Now, despite a renewed boom in development and an improving economy, Target considers the … [Read more...]

No second drive-thru for Suncoast Parkway McDonald’s?

The McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain has reinvented its drive-thru in recent years to allow two lanes for those seeking to get something to eat on the go. However, the McDonald's on State Road 54 near its interchange with Suncoast Parkway may not be joining the ranks of those other restaurants anytime soon. Pasco County officials are recommending denying a request by McDonald's Corp. to … [Read more...]

CareerSource job fair attracts 315 people

More than 300 people decided to "race to work," taking part in a job fair through CareerSource Pasco Hernando. RACE to Work — the Reemployment Assistance Community Event — attracted 315 job-seekers and 50 employers, according to a release. It took place at three sites in Dade City, New Port Richey and Spring Hill, and was designed to help pair people who have received or exhausted unemployment … [Read more...]

Growth at The Grove may depend on traffic light

Hiring has begun at a Chuck E. Cheese’s store now under construction at The Grove at Wesley Chapel, a shopping center opened at the height of the recent housing boom, which is now growing again. How much the shopping center bordering Interstate 75 will expand, however, depends on the cooperation developers get from Pasco County officials. “The challenge we have with all the major future … [Read more...]