August 28, 2008
FishHawk Business Column September 2008
Arby’s coming to FishHawk Corridor
Arby’s has a new location under construction in front of the Tire’s Choice on FishHawk Blvd. The project is being built by Titan Development.
New Mailbox Store in FishHawk
FishHawk area residents now have a new option for all their shipping needs. The Postal Shop opened last month at 5668 FishHawk Crossing Blvd. in the Publix at FishHawk Plaza offering shipping through FedEx, DHL, UPS and the United States Postal Service and other services, including key cutting, passport photographs, photocopies and a notary.
Owner Tim Kronenwetter, an Apollo Beach resident, adds, “We also carry a lot of neat retail items and offer gift wrapping.”
In addition, the store has high speed Internet and computer time rental, mail forwarding and fax services.
Kronenwetter is looking forward to the store becoming an important part of the FishHawk community. “It is a great area that continues to grow,” he says. “Everyone I have met has been so pleasant.”
For more information, call the store at 661-5668 or e-mail email@example.com. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
New Vet and More in Plaza
“Our Shopping Center at FishHawk Blvd. and Osprey Ridge Dr. has opened to much success,” says Barclay Group Leasing Agent Matt Fuller.
According to Fuller, an animal clinic will join the current tenants, which include All Stars Italian American Grill, Exit Realty, After Image Salon, Tippy Toes Nails and Spa and DaSilva’s Coffee, this month.
Paw Prints Animal Clinic is currently under construction in the plaza and is scheduled to open soon with veterinarian care.
“We still have three small spaces available, each approximately 1,500 sq. ft.,” says Fuller.
For further leasing information, contact Fuller at 727-733-7585, ext. 324.
New Store is 4Reel
With fall on the horizon, the temperatures will be just right for outdoor activities like fishing and camping and a new store, 4Reel Fishing and Camping Supplies, which opened recently in the Stein-Mart-anchored Lithia Crossings Plaza making shopping for those outings a breeze.
From camping lanterns and air mattresses and fishing tackle and hooks, 4Reel has a wide variety of supplies.
“Our store carries something for every person in the family,” says Cheryl Phelps who owns the store with her husband Mike. “We have fishing and camping supplies for the most experienced to the up and coming.”
Valrico residents who grew up fishing and camping on the Alafia River, the Phelps see the Bloomingdale area as a perfect place for the store.
“The area is so family oriented as well as outgoing and that combination spells camping and fishing,” says Cheryl.
4Reel Fishing And Camping Supplies is located at 3430 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and can be reached at 651-5151. For more information, visit www.4reelfishingsupplies.com or stop by the store Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Dog Gone Holistic Events
On September 6, Dog Gone Holistic, located at 5620 FishHawk Crossing Blvd. in Lithia, will hold a Cat Call Adoption Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Also on September 27, the business will offer a Holistic Pet Nutrition Seminar held by Dr. Frances (Lea) E. Baker, DVM. It is a two-hour, free seminar from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. It is free to attendees with a minimum donation of $10 for a local pet rescue group to secure a seat. Sign-up and donation suggested.
Please call 651-0842 or visit www.doggoneholistic.biz for more information.
Victoria’s Hosts Open House
School of Dance Holds Open House Victoria’s School of Dance, now located at 11958 Boyette Rd. in Riverview, will hold its Open House on September 20, Saturday, 1-4 p.m. within the Boyette Executive Center. Entertainment will be provided by the Spectrum Dance Team. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be for sale with 50 percent of food sales being donated to an organization still to be chosen. For more information, call 661-1172 or visit www.VSOD.net.
Park Square Holds Wine Fest
Park Square Cellar, located at 16132 Churchview Dr. in Lithia, is holding its Third Annual Fall Wine Fest through Friday, September 12, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, September 13, from 1-6 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, from 1-6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, light hors d’oeuvres from Fireside Grille, complimentary wine tasting featuring over 100 wines and more.
For more information, call 689-4560 or visit www.parksquarecellar.com.
Chick-fil-A Offers a Night Out with the Family
The newly revamped Chick-fil-A of Lake Brandon Village, located at 11325 Causeway Blvd. in Brandon, will continue to host “Kid’s Eat Free” nights on Tuesday nights from 5-10 p.m. with the purchase of a combo meal. There are activities for children from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with local businesses providing activities every second Tuesday of the month. Starting Thursday, September 4, from 5-8 p.m. the restaurant will also be offering monthly themed nights for children and their parents kicking off with an “Under the Sea” theme. There will be free face painting Diane’s Funny Faces as well as giveaways. Also, children can partake of free mermaid cake and bubbles and are encouraged to dress for the theme. A “Princess and Pirate” theme night is scheduled for Thursday, October 16.
For more information, call 655-1237 or visit www.chick-fil-a.com/lakebrandonvillage.
Carvel Hosts National Customer Appreciation Day
In May, Carvel successfully launched its new frozen beverage line with a Happy Hour event which resulted in locations system-wide giving away over 97,000 Arctic Blenders and Blended Coffees. The company had a very successful summer and has no one other to thank but its loyal guests. For that, Carvel is saying thank you by throwing a Nation-wide Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, September 20, from 12 Noon–5 p.m. Every guest that comes into the store within this time frame can purchase a small soft serve ice cream cone for $0.59. This is close to an 80 percent savings off the regular price. Additionally, every guest that comes in will receive a free Lil’ Rounder novelty.
Carvel, located at 117 W. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon, can be contacted at 571-7841.
Curves Holds Open House
Residents are invited to come out to Curves’ Lithia location on Saturday, September 6, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to see what the women’s fitness center has to offer.
In addition to special offers, entertainment and products from local vendors, a special sign-up discount of 66 percent will be offered to anyone who signs up for one year during the open house.
Curves of Lithia is located at 5618 FishHawk Crossing Blvd., in the Publix at FishHawk plaza. Owner Nancy Marc, RN, MSN, can be reached at 413-8500 for additional information.
Avena Celebrates Anniversary
On Friday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m., residents are invited to celebrate one year of success for Avena Hair Studio with a Silpada Jewelry party.
The celebration, which will be held at the salon, located in the River Hills Plaza at 4379 Lynx Paw Trl., will also feature refreshments, including cheese and wine, raffles and an opportunity for residents to become familiar with the salon and everything it has to offer.
For more information, call the salon at 655-6404.
Storage Facility Opens
Crosstown Stor-N-More Self Storage, LLC, a family owned and operated company, opened its doors in July to a brand new, seven-acre facility housing more than 750 units. In business for more than eight years in other areas, Stor-N-More is excited to open its newest location in Brandon.
Climate controlled and non-climate controlled units, a state-of-the-art security system and RV and boat parking are just a few of the many amenities and services offered. Free truck usage is included with all move-ins.
Stor-N-More is located at 1505 U.S. Hwy. 301 S., just one block north of the Crosstown Expressway. Hours of operation are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
For more information, call 627-8559.
New Office Suites Available
Crosstown Executive Suites at Stor-N-More, located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 301 and the Crosstown Expressway, is open with great locations to operate your business.
With furnished or unfurnished offices available, flexible lease terms and full administrative and receptionist services are available.
“Whether you need a permanent office space or just a place to meet with clients, we can suit your business needs and your budget,” says representative Erin Williams.
For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Williams at 626-0673.
Cruise On A Budget
FishHawk resident Dan Rondeau wants to help you have the vacation of your dreams this year. Rondeau recently opened www.1CheapCruise.com, a Website dedicated to finding the best deals on cruise vacations.
“My company is challenging the big boys in the online cruise market,” says Rondeau. “I cater to the cruise passenger that knows exactly what they want and reward them for their experience.”
Rondeau, who has more than 21 years of experience in the travel business, negotiates every sale for the customer and saves them time and money.
For more information, call 651-9727 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TechPlayZone Hosts Imagine Tomorrow
TechPlayZone, a popular science and technology center for children located on Boyette Rd., is joining forces with Imagine Tomorrow to offer an eight-week session of classes for children starting Monday, September 8.
Imagine Tomorrow is a nationally recognized curriculum established in 1991 offering classes to students ages 2-7 years, aimed at expanding their understanding of sophisticated technology in a fun manner.
“Every class brings new experiences designed to teach young students how to think creatively, express their ideas and apply the skills they are learning to solve problems and accomplish their goals,” says Brandi Hopper, Imagine Tomorrow representative. “This unique approach takes fundamental literacy concepts and brings them to life for children by immersing them in a story where they get to become the main character.”
According to Hopper, every class combines interactive video and software in a proprietary format that allows children to work at their own pace in a group setting.
“Created to incorporate core literacy and technology concepts, this program is designed to prepare all young children with the skills necessary to succeed in their future,” she adds.
For more information, contact Hopper at 404-1811 or e-mail email@example.com. For more information on TechPlayZone, visit www.techplayzone.com.
Resident Installs Solar Screens
A trip to visit his sister in New Mexico brought about a new way of life for FishHawk resident Kevin Sanders. After noticing the solar shields on his sister’s windows and how they helped save her money on air conditioning and heating bills, Sanders decided to bring the concept to the Brandon area and opened SUN BLOCK Screens of Florida, LLC.
According to Sanders, the screens block up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat before it hits the glass, reducing the interior room temperature up to 15 degrees and can also cut air conditioning bills by up to 50 percent.
“During the daytime, your neighbors cannot see into your house, but you can see out. The screens actually allow 75-80 percent of the natural light into the room so you do not have to close your blinds or curtains during the day; but at night your neighbors can see in, so make sure you keep your blinds for nighttime privacy,” says Sanders, who runs the company with his son Shaun.
For more information and a free estimate, call 690-4637 or visit www.sunblockscreens.com.
Salon Thanks Clients and Offers New Services
Ambiance Salon and Spa is hosting its annual Customer Appreciation Party and Open House on Friday, September 12, from 4–8 p.m.
According to owner Inna Konyayeva, residents are invited to the spa, located in FishHawk Ranch’s Park Square, to meet the staff and sample exciting new products and services which include Brazilian keratin hair straightening treatments and cupping massage, a modern adaption of the ancient art of Chinese cupping therapy.
“Guests will enjoy complimentary hair styling and consultations, nail treatments, skin evaluations, microdermabrasion skin treatment samplings, chair massages, mineral makeup makeovers and much more, says Konyayeva. “It is a wonderful opportunity for Ambiance Salon and Spa to open its doors to new guests as well as to give back and thank their clients for continuous support.”
The event will also feature wine, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and product samples.
For more information, call 657-6000 or visit the salon at 16132 Churchview Dr.
Aquali Opens In Valrico
With a wide range of services from master technicians, Aquali Salon and Spa opened recently on Erindale Dr. in Bloomingdale.
“All of our stylists are master technicians, many of whom have furthered their skills by becoming educators for product lines, including Alterna, Rusk, Sexyhair and Scruples,” says stylist Hannah McArty.
The full-service salon and spa offers services such as hair color, perms, relaxing techniques and hair extensions and spa services which include acrylic nails, manicures, spa pedicures, facials and full body waxing.
“Aquali Salon and Spa is a green friendly environment,” says McArty. “Not only do we recycle, we offer coffee and fruit flavored water in glasses rather than non bio-degradable cups. We are trying hard by taking small steps to preserve our environment, just as you are at home.”
Aquali Salon and Spa is located at 3652 Erindale Dr. and is open Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information, call 661-1414.
New Team Member and More at Integrative Health Solutions
The summer brought some exciting changes to Integrative Health Solutions, formally Family Care Chiropractic, located in the River Hills Plaza.
“We changed the name to reflect the fact that chiropractic is just a component of the evidence-based, non-surgical health care services that we offer,” says Practice Director Dr. Nicholas Cammarata. “Other services offered include massage therapy, soft-tissue mobilization, rehabilitation and nutritional counseling. In our experience, we have found that integrating these approaches often creates a synergy that leads to better results.”
“We have also brought in an exciting, new, FDA-approved technology for pain relief: Class IV laser therapy,” says Nicholas. “It is fast and painless, and it has applications for many different musculoskeletal conditions.”
In addition, Dr. Andrea Cammarata, Nicholas’ wife, recently joined the staff, having graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida in 2006. As a native of Valrico, she hoped to return to the area and offer this healing art to her hometown community. Now she is able to do just that, treating patients on Monday and Wednesday afternoons by appointment.
Mother to 19-month-old daughter Mia, Andrea treats all ages, and she especially enjoys working with pregnant moms who need natural forms of pain relief.
Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.–12 Noon and 3–8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.–12 Noon and 3–6 p.m. and Saturday, by appointment.
For more information, visit the office at 4341 Lynx Paw Dr., the Website at www.integrate4health.com or call 868-1138.
Center Has Entertainment for the Whole Family
Looking for a fun location for a family outing? K Breeze Indoor Putt Putt opened recently on Bloomingdale Ave., offering a Playstation 3 gaming center in addition to an 18-hole miniature golf course.
Owned by John Tierney, the center is available for birthday parties in a private room, with three different packages available, and offers drinks and light refreshments.
Children under 3 years play for free.
K Breeze Indoor Putt Putt is located at 815 W. Bloomingdale Ave. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 12 Noon-6 p.m. Call 315-9813 for more information.
Free Listings Available
EZ Choice MLS is now offering a free MLS listing for all FishHawk residents. The listing will be good for 90 days with the promotion ending September 30.
Go to www.ezchoicemls.com and use promo code 150pC upon checkout for your free listing, or you can contact EZ Choice MLS at 653-9676 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.