Ever get that hungry feeling for a frozen Mint Oreo Blizzard, but didn’t want to drive all the way to Wesley Chapel to get it?
The Terra Bella area of Land O’ Lakes, where a new apartment community was just announced last week, could very well have a Dairy Queen come in on its coattails.
Robin Kendall of EMK Consultants of Florida is set to meet with Pasco County officials next week behind closed doors help plan a new 3,076-square-foot Dairy Queen restaurant that would be located next to Christian Brothers Automotive on State Road 54. It would be just in front of the Dance and Gymnastics Academy of Tampa and Discovery Point Child Center, both located on Venezia Drive.
The project would involve several parcels along the north side of State Road 54 just east of Christian Brothers, land that is currently owned by K&B Flagship LLC of Orlando. It would be located between Via Bella Boulevard and Livingston Road.
If built, it would be the fifth such store in Pasco County, joining ones on Gall Boulevard in Zephyrhills, on Wesley Chapel Boulevard, and two others in New Port Richey.
That area of Land O’ Lakes already is heavily traveled by commuters and residents using Interstate 75 and the Suncoast Parkway, but would have an even stronger local boost when Alta Terra Bella — a 311-unit luxury apartment complex — is completed just west of it near 20 Mile Level road.
Plans for the Dairy Queen are still in the preliminary stages, and it’s unclear when construction would start.