Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc., is seeking entrepreneurs or independent retailers to bring its Sears Hometown Stores format back to the Zephyrhills area, according to a news release from Sears Hometown Stores.
The company’s outlet inside the Kmart in Zephyrhills recently closed.
Sears Hometown Stores offers brand names including Kenmore, Maytag, KitchenAid and Whirlpool, an assortment of lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman tools, fitness equipment and mattresses at discount prices.
Its in-store kiosks also connect customers with the full range of goods and services available on Sears.com.
Potential investors can open a stand-alone store of about 8,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet or add a Hometown store to their existing business as a “store within a store.”
The Sears Authorized Hometown Stores Program is not considered a franchise program. For information, contact Jackie Adams, regional development manager for Sears Hometown Stores, at (678) 524-5062, or visit OwnASearsStore.com.
Pollo Tropical restaurant is headed for construction at Cypress Creek Town Center on property being developed by Sierra Properties, on the north side of State Road 56. Pasco County’s building construction services department issued building permits within the last two weeks for the fast-food chicken eatery, which will have about 3,600 square feet of indoor space and more than 400 square feet of patio outside.
The northern side of the planned town center is across from Tampa Premium Outlets, where Wesley Chapel Boulevard, State Road 56 and State Road 54 meet.
Premier Lifestyle Management is the new brand name for the former Premier Concierge Services. The company also launched a new website. The company serves the Tampa Bay and New York City metropolitan areas offering help to busy professionals with all aspects of their personal, home and business lives.
For information, visit the new website at PLM.management.
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a mixer on May 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Royal Lanes, 1927 Brinson Road in Lutz. The chamber will have a new member orientation before the mixer.
The free event is sponsored by Royal Lanes.
The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly economic development briefing on May 26 at 11:30 a.m., at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive in Tampa. The guest speaker will be Santiago Corrada, chief executive officer and president of Visit Tampa Bay.
The $15 cost includes a buffet lunch.
Uber ride and mentorship
In partnership with Working Women of Tampa Bay, the ride-share service, Uber is offering local professionals, entrepreneurs, students and aspiring executives a ride and a chance to meet and learn from Tampa Bay’s female business leaders. The special offer will be available on May 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enter the promo code TBMENTOR to unlock the special MENTOR option. If available, you will be randomly matched with a mentor and picked up curbside for a free 15-minute mentorship session. Have your resume ready or a list of goals you would like to discuss. Get career advice, pitch an idea or just glean as much wisdom as you can.
At the end of the session, you will be returned to your pickup location. Demand will be high and availability may be limited.
Mentors may include Trimeka Benjamin, president of Swim Digital Group; Dion Lim, anchor of 10 News CBS Tampa Bay; Lori Rodriguez, business development executive of Frazier & Deeter; Jenn Greacen, executive director of Clear Labs; Kathleen Shanahan, chairwoman of Uretek Holdings; Jessica Rivelli, founder of Working Women of Tampa Bay; and Yvonne Fry, chief fry cook of Fryed Egg Productions.
For information, follow @Uber_Florida on Twitter for more details and updates on mentors.
Gear Spinners will host a ribbon cutting on May 31 at 4:30 p.m., with an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 25344 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Suite 103, in Wesley Chapel.
Gear Spinners, founded by Thomas Giella, recently moved out of the SMARTstart incubator space in Dade City to its new office location. On May 12, Gear Spinners received the incubator member of the year award from SMARTstart, which is sponsored by the Pasco Economic Development Council.
The company, which offers website design and other online services, also added two divisions, Complete I.T. Computer Repair and Tampa Bay Home Theater Installs. Finger foods and drinks will be available on first come, first serve basis. Gear Spinners will be offering special promotions during the week of May 31.
For information, call (813) 235-0554, or visit GearSpinners.com.