Saturday, September 22, 2018

Northwest Hillsborough & New Tampa News

Retro Fitness sets first of several area locations in Citrus Park

Retro Fitness sets first of several area locations in Citrus Park

In early fall, Retro Fitness will open a 17,000 square foot fitness facility in Citrus Park, and it plans for more Tampa Bay area locations.Founded in 2005, Retro Fitness has 153 clubs throughout the United States and is the official fitness center o...
Published: 09/21/18
Joe and Son's Olive Oils, a legacy Ybor business, finds new roots in Carrollwood

Joe and Son's Olive Oils, a legacy Ybor business, finds new roots in Carrollwood

Andrea Gebbia grew up in Carrollwood, and now she is bringing the family business to the neighborhood of her youth.In late fall, Joe and Son’s Olive Oils is slated to open a second location."I feel so blessed having the ability to grow my...
Published: 09/21/18
Chi Chop + Kung Fu Tea looks to succeed where others failed

Chi Chop + Kung Fu Tea looks to succeed where others failed

RIVEVIEW – Amy Lin knows that her newest Chi Chop + Kung Fu Tea store is in a location where previous businesses have not lasted.The short-lived Tap’s Brewhouse & Deli and even shorter-lived Top Shelf Sports Bar and Grill tried to r...
Published: 09/21/18
Amy Scherzer’s Diary: The Weekly Wrapup for Sept. 21

Amy Scherzer’s Diary: The Weekly Wrapup for Sept. 21

Lions Eye Ball: An Optical Illusion If only Justin Sight could vanish corneal blindness, like the cards the legally-blind magician made disappear at the Eye Ball: An Optical Illusion, the 12th annual benefit for the Lions Eye Institute for Transplan...
Published: 09/21/18
Franklin on Twiggs restaurant opens in former downtown Tampa Pita Pit location

Franklin on Twiggs restaurant opens in former downtown Tampa Pita Pit location

DOWNTOWN — After a falling out with the Pita Pit corporate offices, Andrew Turek, the former owner of the SoHo location sold the property to Shula Burger and decided to open a new eatery and market called Franklin on Twiggs in the former downt...
Published: 09/21/18
Colombia-based body shapewear boutique, Sexy Skinz opens second location in South Tampa

Colombia-based body shapewear boutique, Sexy Skinz opens second location in South Tampa

After listening to the needs of men and women desiring and personally desiring to look slimmer without having to exercise, Colombia native, Elizabeth Muñoz spent years designing top-of-the-line body shapewear at her undergarment shop in Colombia...
Published: 09/21/18
No Fret Guitar plays well with University Area youth

No Fret Guitar plays well with University Area youth

UNIVERSITY AREA ó Brian Crawford helped 14-year-old Pharaoh Blankenship move his fingers along the loaner guitar to make the chords.Two days after the lesson, the guitar would belong to the Liberty Middle School student, free of charge ó after gettin...
Published: 09/14/18
Updated: 09/19/18
Newgentek stages benefit golf tourney for Computer Mentors

Newgentek stages benefit golf tourney for Computer Mentors

Newgentek, a local systems integration company, recently held its first annual charity golf tournament on September 10 at the Temple Terrace Golf Course to benefit its new charity partner, Computer Mentors.The tournament was a success raising $3,000 ...
Published: 09/19/18
Black Business Tour readies to roll on Saturday

Black Business Tour readies to roll on Saturday

The Black Business Bus Tour (BBBT), a non-profit organization that focuses on showcasing and supporting various black-owned businesses throughout Tampa, returns from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept 22), departing from the NFL Yet Center, 3310 E Lake ...
Published: 09/19/18
Center Place of Fine Arts benefits from Bet a Buck event

Center Place of Fine Arts benefits from Bet a Buck event

Bet a Buck runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. today (Sept. 21) at the Center Place of Fine Arts, 619 Vonderburg Drive. Enjoy this live auction for the arts in this fast-moving game of chance. This fun and inexpensive event will allow attendees to buy paddles a...
Published: 09/19/18