New retail coming soon to Cypress Creek Town Center

Cypress Creek Town Center is adding new retail to its commercial roster. Though COVID-19 hit a pause button for the Pasco County community, construction workers are still building out new space for shops, restaurants and offices at the town center. Located across from Tampa Premium Outlets on State Road 56, the outdoor mall is at the epicenter of new development in the Wesley Chapel and … [Read more...]

Shoppes at Cypress Creek Center now going up

A new retail strip center is coming to a site on State Road 54, west of Tampa Premium Outlets and the Cypress Creek Town Center. Paradise Ventures Inc., is clearing land and installing infrastructure on about 3.5 acres at the northwest corner of State Road 54 and Old Cypress Road. The site is west of Interstate 75, within proximity of Tampa Premium Outlets and the Cypress Creek Town … [Read more...]

More restaurants, entertainment coming soon

Cypress Creek Town Center is adding a rock-themed, family restaurant; a game and entertainment venue; and a cigar emporium to its retail roster. Rock & Brews, Main Event and Cigars International are under construction on the south side of State Road 56, on stand-alone parcels adjacent to Tampa Premium Outlets. Rock & Brews general manager Tim Patituce anticipates an October … [Read more...]

Diverging diamond work moves forward

Work is approaching the halfway mark on the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and State Road 56. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2022, according to Florida Department of Transportation officials. “We’ve got quite a way to go,” said John McShaffrey, FDOT communications outreach manager in District 7. “Until we get to the point we can convert to the diverging … [Read more...]

Malls open slowly, cautiously

Rose Rich sipped a cool drink as she shared a bench out of the sun at The Shops at Wiregrass. Her 19-year-old grandson, Chandler Estes, and Estes’ girlfriend, 18-year-old Jayda Warchesik, were on a visit from Texas. “We’re out for an adventure,” Rich said. Estes and Warchesik hoped to find bathing suits for a trip to the beach, but were out of luck. They found few shops open. The … [Read more...]

Local businesses getting hit with COVID-19 impacts

Drive around the region and the impacts of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) are obvious. Grocery store parking lots are full — with people lining up before the stores open to get their hands on toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and other scarce items. There’s less traffic on the road because many people are working remotely, and that number may climb if ‘stay at home’ mandates are … [Read more...]

Under Construction 02/19/2020

Furniture store in Wesley Chapel A La-Z-Boy Furniture gallery will be another outlet for those looking for the right home décor. The building is at 25960 Sierra Center Blvd., in Lutz, and is 13,650 square feet. As part of the Cypress Creek Town Center, the structure is near the intersection of State Road 56 and Interstate 75. No completion or open date has been announced … [Read more...]

Under Construction 01/22/2020

First stand-alone Aussie Grill coming to Lutz Bloomin’ Brands is building an Aussie Grill restaurant at the Cypress Creek Town Center, off State Road 56, in Lutz. The restaurant chain also is planning a Carabba’s Italian Grill and a Bonefish Grill at the town center. The 2,925-square-foot Aussie Grill also is expected to have a 305-square-foot patio. Aussie Grill will open in … [Read more...]

Aussie Grill, Carrabba’s and Bonefish are coming

Bloomin’ Brands is bringing Aussie Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill to Cypress Creek Town Center, off State Road 56, in Lutz. The restaurant chain, headquartered in Tampa, expects that the three new restaurants will create a total of about 200 new jobs, said Elizabeth Watts, representing Bloomin’ Brands. Aussie Grill, expected to open in the first half of 2020, will be … [Read more...]

Chamber’s goal: Being there to meet members’ needs

When the North Tampa Bay Chamber began two decades ago, it was known as the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. In the beginning, it had 65 members and met in a garage. Now, it has 734 members — with some based as far away as Brooksville and St. Petersburg. It attracts a wide range of political and business leaders to speak at, and attend its monthly breakfasts and luncheons. The … [Read more...]