Façade grants available in Zephyrhills

Some commercial buildings in Zephyrhills are about to become more attractive. The Zephyrhills City Council, on March 28, approved the Zephyrhills Community Redevelopment Agency’s Matching Façade Rehabilitation Grant Program. The $10,000 grant aims to encourage the restoration and preservation of commercial buildings within the CRA district — a 520-acre defined district that essentially … [Read more...]

Businesses create new beginnings at Zephyrhills chamber

As she read the long list of businesses and community leaders listed on a plaque in the main lobby of the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce, Vonnie Mikkelsen had to smile. “Many of these people are still around, and they’re still thriving in the community,” said Mikkelsen, the chamber’s executive director. The plaque was erected nearly 15 years ago honoring those who helped move … [Read more...]

Chili’s coming to former Johnny Carino’s site

More chain restaurant options are coming to Wesley Chapel, not far from a new Walmart, where Chili's Grill & Bar is expected to build a 6,090-square-foot location. Brinker Florida Inc. is looking to build the new Chili's at 28444 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, where the Johnny Carino's restaurant was once located. Brinker is set to have its small commercial development plan approved by the … [Read more...]