Zephyrhills senior home gets new name

Just two months after picking up a new owner, West Winds Assisted Living Facility in Zephyrhills is no more. The 75-bed for-profit facility is now called Rosecastle of Zephyrhills, according to a posting on the facility's Facebook page. "West Winds Assisted Living is now Rosecastle of Zephyrhills, and yes, we still are an assisted living and memory care facility for seniors who find that … [Read more...]

Simon: Outlet mall construction has started

Crews were out this week clearing the land near the intersection of State Road 56 and Interstate 75 for a new outlet mall, and it looks like come this time next year, there will be a new place for residents to shop. Simon Property Group told investors in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, that construction has started on Tampa Premium Outlets, a … [Read more...]

West Winds in Zephyrhills sells to California group

West Winds Assisted Living Facility is no longer locally owned. The 75-bed for-profit facility, located at 37411 Eiland Blvd., in Zephyrhills, was sold Oct. 1 to Sabra Health Care Holdings III, which lists its address in Irvine, California, according to Pasco County property records. West Winds Prime LLC was the seller. The Palm Harbor company’s ownership has essentially managed the … [Read more...]

Kmart turning off blue light in Zephyrhills

Pasco County is losing yet another Kmart store, and it's going to affect nearly 70 jobs in Zephyrhills. Sears Holdings Corp., the parent company of Kmart, told The Laker/Lutz News it will close its location at 7422 Gall Blvd., in early December. A liquidation sale began Sunday, and will continue for the next two months as the location gets ready to shut its doors. A second location is … [Read more...]

Centennial Bank parent acquires Florida Traditions

Home BancShares Inc., the parent company of Centennial Bank, has finalized its acquisition of Florida Traditions Bank, and its branches located in eastern Pasco and Hillsborough counties, among other places. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but previous published reports put the sale at $43 million in stock. The combined Centennial Bank will now boast $7 billion in total assets, and $5.5 … [Read more...]

Coach set to close 70 retail stores

Coach Inc., the maker of high-end accessories, handbags, shoes and clothing, says it will close 70 retail stores, possibly by early next year. Coach didn't tell investors which locations they plan to close, but the company has a store locally at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 160. The closure is part of what the New York-based company has called a multi-year transformation … [Read more...]

Zephyrhills’ first public company gets solid start on market

It's hard to find a company on the eastern side of Pasco County publicly trading shares on a stock exchange, but the newest public company is off to a fast start. Those who bought shares in CES Synergies at $1 each have already watched their value more than double since shares hit the open market in late January. Tuesday's close on the Crystal Springs-based full-service environmental, … [Read more...]

Staples will close 225 more stores

As more and more of its business moves into the digital realm and away from physical stores, office supply chain Staples Inc. said it would close another 225 stores over the next two years. Staples has stores locally at 7910 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills, as well as at 6260 Commerce Palms in New Tampa. The company did not indicate which stores are closing, or if either the Zephyrhills or New Tampa … [Read more...]

RadioShack closing 1,100 stores, locals may be affected

RadioShack Corp. says it will close 1,100 stores by the end of spring — a quarter of its total stores — and it could affect some of its stores locally. The company didn’t say which of its more than 5,000 stores it will close, but there are 283 stores in Florida, including one at 23012 State Road 54 in Lutz, and another at The Shops at Pebble Creek, 19416 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Tampa. … [Read more...]