September Valrico Business Column

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T Marie’s Fashion & Gifts Holds Ribbon Cutting

T Marie’s Fashion & Gifts Boutique recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Valrico/Lithia Chamber of Commerce. The colorful boutique offers a variety of casual and resort fashion and accessories. It also carries books, decorative furnishings, shoes, tuxedos and homecoming dresses. It is located at 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 Noon-5 p.m. Visit www.tmariefashions.com or call 530-0922.

Mathnasium Welcomes New Team Member

MathnaBC_Mathnasiumlogosium Brandon is excited to welcome Janie Hunter to its te am as the new Community Relationship Coordinator. Hunter is a 10 year Brandon resident and comes to Mathnasium with an extensive retail background having served in various capacities including store management, human resources and community relations. Hunter’s primary responsibilities at Mathnasium will include supporting local schools, continuing to develop business partnerships and sponsorships as well as participating in local events throughout the greater Brandon area, including the Brandon, Valrico, and Lithia communities.

Mathnasium of Brandon is located at 1048 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Call 655-6284 (MATH) or visit www.mathnasium.com/Brandon.

Local Barbershop Offers Family Friendly Services

C&W Barbershop owners Cris Aviso and Will Senquiz welcome the community to their shop. They offer haircuts, fades, hot towel shaves, relaxing shampoos as well as kid’s haircuts. This is a family friendly modern barbershop that offers old school services at great prices. C&W Barbershop is located at 3515 Bell Shoals Rd. in Valrico and is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Call 655-CUTS (2887) or visit www.facebook.com/655CUTS.

Krista Marie BC_ymcaSellars Foundation and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza Team Up

Join Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza every Monday and Tuesday in September to help raise money for the Krista Marie Sellars Foundation. Proceeds will go toward the Campo Family YMCA Golf Tournament. The Krista Marie Sellars Memorial Foundation in partnership with the Campo Family YMCA presents this year’s golf tournament. The proceeds from Krista’s annual tournament this year will benefit the Campo Family YMCA to help provide funds and scholarships to children which will allow them to attend camp programs at the YMCA. Tell your server you are dining to support the Krista Marie Sellars Foundation. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza is located at 1912 W. Brandon Blvd. and can be reached at 409-3830.BC_LongIsland

Authentic New York Style Menu Comes to Area

Owner Louie Bevilacqua, founder and previous owner/operator of FishHawk Pizza, offers authentic New York style menu items. Quality thin crust pizzas are made with fresh ingredients like its dough and sauce that is made in house daily. The mozzarella cheese is shredded. They also offer signature items like rice balls, meatballs, 3rd Street burger, sandwiches, wings, calzones and stromboli’s. This is all found in a place where Long Islanders can reminisce and non-Long Islanders will enjoy. Delivery is available. Long Island Pizza Company is located at 7130 Big Bend Rd. Ste. 111 in Gibsonton. Call 741-3030 or visit LIPIZZACOMPANY.COM.

BC_LoCocinitaLocal Restaurant Serves Authentic Cuban Cuisine

Visit La Cocinita Cubana for authentic Cuban cuisine. Daily specials and catering are available. Located at 113 Central Dr. in Brandon, La Cocinita Cubana is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call 786-1338.

Meet OuBC_Loftr Vendors & Tasting Night

The LOFT Event Lounge is sponsoring a “Meet Our Vendors & Tasting Night” on Tuesday, September 29 from 6-8 p.m. Advance reservations are required by Sunday, September 27. Call 685-8777 to reserve your spot. A maximum of three guests per reservation is allowed with 20 spots available. Area vendors will be on hand with samples of their wares. No children under age 13. Visit www.TheLOFTeventLounge.com. The LOFT is located at 709 W Lumsden Rd. in Brandon.

Greater RiveBC_SkyZonelogorview Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Sky Zone

Early last month Sky Zone invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) to perform a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new facility. Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. Sky Zone offers open jump, a SkySlam court, SkyRobics fitness classes, and Ultimate Dodgeball. Sky Zone is located at 10137 E. Adamo Dr. Visit www.skyzone.com/tampa or call 833-1740.

BC_KarmaYogaLogoKarma Yoga Introduces Yoga Series

A new Yoga series begins in September at Karma Yoga and Fitness. Join Yoga and Meditation Instructor Tina Tidwell E-RYT and Counselor Holli Farrell, M.S., for this unique workshop series entitled Yoga ES (Yoga for Emotional Support). These two hour workshops will include psycho-education, a gentle yoga practice tailored to the topic, group meditation and optional discussion. Workshops will cover topics such as stress and busy-ness, time management, anxious thoughts, relaxation, grief and loss, forgiveness, self-care and gratitude. Registration is limited in order to support small group discussion. Workshops take place on Sunday, September 27; Sunday, November 22 and Sunday, December 6 from 1-3 p.m. at Karma Yoga and Fitness located at 4361 Lynx Paw Tr. in Valrico. Call 701-3153.

Coming Soon: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is coming to Brandon this winter. Owners Ian, Adam and J-Ray Lieberman will be bringing this national chain to the area. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is known for its casual, fun ambiance and generous helpings of uniquely flavorful Baja-style Mexican fare. Fuzzy’s menu features its original take on the Baja taco, which is often referred to as “addictive” thanks to the garlic sauce and feta cheese that make it so distinctive. The restaurants also serve a wide array of handmade enchiladas, jumbo salads, nachos, burritos and Fuzzy’s signature white queso and chips, as well as a kid’s menu, and various catering packages. Fuzzy’s Taco Shops serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and most locations offer a generous selection of beer, wine, margaritas and other specialty cocktails, as well as free Wi-Fi and dog-friendly patios. The new eatery will be located at 2874 Providence Lakes Blvd. Stay tuned for more details.

EsplanadeArtisanLakes_LogoFEsplanade at Artisan Lakes Celebrates Opening of New Amenity Center

Residents of Esplanade at Artisan Lakes celebrated the grand opening of their Amenity Center recently with a Cuban-themed party. The “Hot Havana Night” party was hosted by national developer and homebuilder Taylor Morrison. The new Amenity Center is approximately 8,000 sq. ft. and includes conference and meeting rooms, a lounge, library, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with spa services and group and personal fitness training. A full-time Lifestyle Manager is on site at the Amenity Center to provide concierge services and organize activities and events for residents. Just outside are a variety of luxurious outdoor amenities, including a heated resort-style pool, tennis and sports courts, an events lawn, fire pit, tot lot, and pet park. Esplanade at Artisan Lakes is part of Taylor Morrison’s signature brand of active lifestyle communities. Nestled on 800 pristine acres dotted with lakes, preserves and mature trees, the property is situated in north Manatee County between Bradenton and Tampa Bay with convenient access to I-75. Call 941-882-5077 or visit TaylorMorrison.com.

BC_EdwardJonesEdward Jones Hosts Understanding Social Security Workshop

Edward Jones Investments is hosting an Understanding Social Security workshop on Thursday, September 24 from 6-7 p.m. Edward Jones believes financial education is an important part of achieving your goals. That’s why it’s excited to invite you to its upcoming workshop, where you will learn important investment strategies. The event is hosted by Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Melissa Haskins with guest speaker Dan Cronin, Regional VP Transamerica. Call 759-1491 by Tuesday, September 22 to reserve a spot which includes dinner. The workshop will be held at Edward Jones at 2501 Thonotosassa Rd. in Plant City. Visit www.edwardjones.com.

New Board of Director NBC_VisionsOfHopelogoamed at Visions of Hope International

Visions of Hope International welcomes Rosa Navarro as the second domestic violence survivor to serve on the Board of Directors.  Navarro, a lifetime survivor of domestic violence, was brought to Visions of Hope through the 2014 Project Restoration program. Navarro has spent years volunteering in many roles as an after school counselor, teacher’s assistant for migrant children, on Girl Scouts council, and teacher’s aide for mentally disabled students. She also was a childcare worker for The Charlee Program of Dade County assisting children with daily living skills, educational and recreational activities.