This kiosk offers a dough-licious new treat

Trey Seaholm and Cary Sanchez weren’t looking for a life-changing leap into adventure. He’s an electrician. She’s a clinical technician. And, they’re the new owners of The Happy Dough. The couple sells edible cookie dough by the ice cream scoop at a kiosk at Tampa Premium Outlets, off State Road 56. Eat it raw. Take it home to bake. Or, mix it with other desserts. Cookie … [Read more...]

2016 marked by rapid growth, touching moments

The national election captured headlines and attention, but 2016 was an eventful year in many other ways, as well, across The Laker/Lutz News coverage area. The big story is the region’s growth. New houses are popping up all over the place, with developments such as Long Lake Ranch, Estancia at Wiregrass Ranch, Connerton, Bexley and Asturia, just some of the residential communities … [Read more...]

Costco primed for February opening

Costco Wholesale is heading toward a Feb. 8 opening of its new location in front of Tampa Premium Outlets, off State Road 56 in Lutz. But, motorists can expect to fill up their vehicles at Costco gas pumps as early as Jan. 11. Applications to the membership-only warehouse giant will be available on Jan. 10. Eighty to 90 positions are expected to be filled in coming weeks, according to Rosina … [Read more...]

Tampa Premium Outlets goes pink

Pink is in vogue at Tampa Premium Outlets, and for good reasons. On Oct. 29, the outlet mall will cap off a month-long More Than Pink campaign in recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, the day also highlights the Grand Opening Anniversary Celebration of the Tampa Premium Outlets, including opportunities to make donations to Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit that … [Read more...]

Costco will provide up to 275 jobs

A February opening is planned Blame the rainfall, but Costco Wholesale fans will have to enjoy the anticipation a bit longer. The membership-only warehouse giant is expected to open the doors to the Costco experience in Wesley Chapel in early February. Company officials had hoped for a November opening, but this summer’s rainfall slowed down construction by a few weeks. And, Costco … [Read more...]

Costco Wholesale wants giant sign

A planning oversight committee gave tentative approval to a large display sign for Costco Wholesale, slated to open next to Tampa Premium Outlets. It takes the membership warehouse chain a step closer to permitting and construction. Company officials have not announced an opening date. Costco received approval in January for the sale of beer, wine and liquor. The approximately … [Read more...]

Costco likely to open in 2016

Costco Wholesale received tentative approval recently for beer and wine package sales at a proposed membership warehouse club slated to open near Tampa Premium Outlets. The Pasco County Planning Commission on Dec. 2 recommended approval of the alcoholic beverage license for the approximately 153,000 square feet of store space, plus about 2,100 square feet more for a separate liquor … [Read more...]