Riverview/ Apollo Beach Business Column: February 2016

By Sandra Meyer

Angeloni Tax Advisory Group Inc. Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Last month Angeloni Tax Advisory Group Inc. hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) ribbon cutting ceremony. Howie Angeloni and Tony Geraci, along with Ginger and Marilyn, are happy to be part of the GRCC family and look forward to helping fellow members with their tax situations.They are dedicated to the satisfaction of every client who seeks their help.

Thanks to their flexible hours, you can stop by their office at a time that’s convenient for you and request a free initial consultation. They are an A+ rated firm according to the BBB, and a family owned operation. Angeloni Tax Advisory Group Inc. is located at 11932 Balm Riverview Rd. in Riverview. Visit online at www.riverviewfinancialplanning.com/ or call 628-8008.

A Country Cat House Earns 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

A Country Cat House has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. Only about five percent of the pet services companies in the Riverview/Tampa area have performed so consistently well enough to earn the Super Service Award, according to Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines. A Country Cat House is located at 15501 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Call 654-2287 or visit www.acountrycathousetampa.com.


Campo YMCA Announces Extended Kid Zone Hours

The staff at the Campo Family YMCA in Valrico is excited to announce extended Kid Zone Learning & Play Center hours which began in mid-January. The center is now open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday. This means parents/caregivers can depend on the Y to drop off their kids (ages seven weeks to seven years) anytime they come to work out between these hours on weekdays confident to know their kids are being supervised in a safe, secure environment while fully engaged in fun, developmentally-appropriate, educational activities. Visit tampaymca.org/3cmby/ and search for Campo location.

BC_NewofficebuildingNew Medical/Professional Building under Construction in Riverview

There is a new 6,000 sq. ft. office building coming to the Boyette Professional Park at 10931 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. An addition to the existing two 5,250 sq. ft. buildings in the park the new building will be the home of Boyette Animal Hospital’s new 2,000 sq. ft. Animal Wellness Clinic. The remaining 4,000 sq. ft. will be available to lease to medical and professional offices. Boyette Professional offers class “A” office space in a park setting with ample oak shaded parking. The Boyette Animal Wellness Clinic will cater to the needs of healthy pets in need of such services as routine vaccinations, blood tests and post-operative re-checks, while minimizing their exposure to sick patients. Another benefit of the Wellness Clinic will be reduced waiting time for pet owners seeking routine pet care. Construction of the project is by Magnolia Construction and Real Estate of Plant City.
For leasing information call Colin Campbell, Campbell Real Estate, Inc., licensed real estate broker at 661-0500 or email campre@verizon.net.

BC_TheBridgesThe Bridges Awarded Business of the Year

The Bridges Retirement Community was recently presented with the 2015 Business of the Year Award for organizations with more than 50 employees at the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner. The award recognizes locally operated businesses and is based on community involvement and leadership, chamber involvement and overall success. The Bridges opened for operation in 2009 with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of residents who we care for and serve. The Bridges is located at 11202 Dewhurst Dr. in Riverview. Call 413-8900 or visit bridgesretirement.com.

Fresh New Eating Option Comes to Brandon/ Riverview Area

Boca Brandon brings delicious local flavors in modern American comfort cuisine to the Riverview area. The restaurant boasts beautiful indoor and outdoor seating options as well as a view of the open kitchen where diners can watch chefs create dishes. Sit back and enjoy the relaxed ambiance with rustic decor and a varied menu, including local favorites such as fried green tomatoes, grow-wall salads, freshly made flatbreads, yellowfin tuna and the daily fresh fish. The burgers and meatloaf are made from the finest prime beef and the chicken is farmed locally and naturally without artificial hormones. Boca believes high quality ingredients deliver top flavors and with the farm-to-table method everyone’s a winner. Come for Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. where every first drink is free for military members. Boca Brandon is located at 11206 Sullivan St. in Riverview in the Winthrop Center. Visit bocabrandon.com or call 330-7997.

Escape Countdown Opens in TampaBC_EscapeCountdown copy

Escape Countdown, Tampa’s newest live-action based entertainment experience, opened in Tampa in January. Escape Countdown currently features two adventures with Mad Hatter and Jail Break themes. Escape Countdown is a fully immersive entertainment game where teams of two or more work together to discover clues, solve puzzles and use critical thinking skills to escape “the room” within 60 minutes. The “experiences,” as the rooms are called, are themed and range from a prisoner breaking out of jail to an explorer trying to find his way back home after meeting the Mad Hatter. New themes will be added to the attraction in the next few months and themes will change regularly to keep the attraction new. Escape Countdown is located at 4536 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. Visit www.escapecountdown.com.

Newland Communities Earns Tampa Bay Builders Association Honors

Two Newland Communities in Tampa Bay took home a total of five top honors earlier this month at the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s (TBBA) annual Awards of Excellence. The luxury waterfront community of MiraBay in Apollo Beach was recognized in the Developer/Community category with a total of three Awards of Excellence, including Best YouTube type video and Best Billboard. The development also shared the top award for Best Website with sister community, FishHawk Ranch, and all three Tampa Newland Communities were honored with the Best Realtor Program award. Each year, the TBBA Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding work by members in marketing and promotion, sales, design and individual achievement. Visit www.mirabay.com or www.fishhawkranch.com.

My House Fitness Grand Opening Event

My House Fitness, a small and new fitness club in Brandon, hosted a grand opening celebration in December, with a ribbon-cutting event in partnership with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. The studio is the sixth in the country and first location to open in South Florida. Brandon residents can enjoy personalized one-on-one fitness programs, small and large group training and weight loss programs. My House Fitness’ community-centric training takes more than your weight and reps into account. In addition to workouts for every fitness level, the studio offers nutritional and lifestyle support to ensure you live better. My House Fitness is located at 207 W. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon. Visit myhousefitness.com or call 530-5000.

BC_winnDixieLogoWinn-Dixie Prices go even further Down with Deep Discounts

Winn-Dixie is cutting the cost of living for customers by dropping the prices on hundreds of groceries the customers buy most. The grocery chain’s newly launched Down Down pricing program is based on a commitment to lower prices by bringing prices down and keeping them down. Down Down follows the company’s recent launch of New Regular Pricing, which reduced the prices of favorite grocery items. The Down Down program will apply even deeper discounts on over 400 frequently purchased items. That will be on top of more than 3,000 New Regular Prices already lowered. Winn-Dixie customers can easily pinpoint the many deeply discounted items by looking for the Big Red (helping) Hand throughout the store and be reassured this price will not change for at least six months. Visit www.winndixie.com.

S & S Tacos Open In New Location

S & S Tacos is now open in a new location on the southeast corner of Boyette and McMullen Roads in the Chevron gas station. The location in Ruskin, which has been open for 28 years, will remain open and local residents Mike and Stacy Self are relocating this store from its previous location of eight years on U.S. Hwy. 301 south of Gibsonton Drive. “We are downsizing and this is a much better location with more traffic,” said Stacy, noting that with the combination of Mike’s restaurateur skills and her marketing talents, they are going to have fun with this location.

“We will be hosting contests on Facebook and continue to work on creating relationships with families and businesses in the community,” she said.

The menu at S & S Tacos consists of salads, tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more. Family dinners and specials also are available. S & S tacos also can put together packages for office gatherings, parties and other events. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Become a fan on Facebook and call 813-677- TACO (8226).