Finds & ReDesigns Offers Local Treasures

Beth & Tony Chavez along with store Manager extraordinaire, Robin Horton-Wagar, would like to announce the grand opening of Finds & ReDesigns, a shop which has something for everyone. The shop showcases the talents and craftsmanship of local artisans and has vendors who specialize in vintage and antique treasures to satisfy those who prefer unique items from days gone by. Additionally, many of the vendors will custom make items just for you. Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please call 808-6621 or visit Finds & ReDesigns is located at 207 S. Parsons Ave. in Brandon.

Puppy Palace Opening in April

The newest Puppy Palace location is set to open in April at 802. E. Lumsden Brandon. Owner George Conda will offer doggie daycare, boarding and grooming. Dogs will have the opportunity to play outside, swim and be with other dog friends. Puppy Palace will also groom the dogs to look their best. Hours of operation will be Monday – Friday 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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Gentle Yoga at the Market

This evening class is a designed to get you outdoors breathing fresh air. Yoga is a series of basic movements and stretch to help release tension, build strength and create balance. The class is for beginners and is taught by Jenna Clay from Lucky Cat Yoga. No experience necessary. Bring a yoga mat or blanket, wear comfortable clothes and come one evening. Sessions are held on Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. through April 21 and cost is $5 per class. Sign up using Eventbrite or pay at the event. Classes are held at A Simpler Place Farm & Market at 1022 Carr Rd. in Riverview.

Unique New Homes Available at Winthrop Village in Riverview

Front porches, alley-entrance garages, optional white picket fences and streets that invite a stroll with shops you can walk to. Winthrop Village takes what we love from the past and blends it with today’s amenities with its Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND).The cheerful homes in this neighborhood are designed with beautiful architectural details and the high quality Taylor Morrison is known for. Choose from one- and two-story homes in the Cottage and Traditional collections, ranging from approximately 1,927 to 2,327 square feet and featuring flexible options for additional living space. For more information, please call 685-0700 or visit the Sales Center at 11207 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview.

Brandon Area Company Available for Residential Remodeling Needs

Innovative Residential Remodeling offers services in residential remodeling specializing in Kitchen and bathroom remodeling or any major repair for your home. Call owner Pablo Laise at 391-9644 for your home remodeling needs. Please visit or find them on Facebook for more information.

Julie’s Walk-In Closet Expands to Offer Home Decor and Couture Clothing

Julie’s Walk-In Closet, an upscale consignment boutique, has recently expanded its showroom at 720 W. Robertson St. in Brandon to offer home decor and couture clothing. The new expansion adds approximately 1,500 square feet of extra retail space. Customers can now find occasional furniture, stemware, paintings and various home accessories. In addition, couture clothing from brands like Chanel, Tory Burch, St. John and other high end designers are gracing the racks. For a limited time, Julie’s is offering an introductory sale of 20% off all home decor items. Julie’s frequently features new arrivals on its Facebook page at and maintains its designer inventory on its website: For more information, please contact Julie Pomeroy at 381-3846 or

Griffin & Associates, P.A. Welcomes Newest Team Member

The law firm of Griffin & Associates, P.A. has hired Ryan Griffin, Esq. as an Associate Attorney in the firm. Ryan has followed in the footsteps of his Mother, Eileen Griffin, who is the senior partner of the firm. Eileen has been practicing family law in the Brandon area for 30 years and has built one of the most respected firms in the Tampa Bay area. Ryan is a Brandon native who graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University College of Law after a standout soccer career at the University of Tampa where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Ryan joins a well-respected legal team consisting of Attorneys Eileen Griffin, Mark Mann, and Ashley Sigrist and looks forward to representing clients in the Brandon area.

Brandon Hypnosis Celebrates 30 Years

Brandon Hypnosis & Counseling is celebrating 30 years in Brandon. Jean Batronie, Brandon Hypnosis’ Behavior Counselor and Hypnotist has dedicated her career for over 42 years to bringing credibility to hypnosis as a unique tool for education and self-improvement. A pioneer in making hypnosis acceptable to the public and the corporate world, she has made amazing inroads toward that end. She is the owner and founder of Brandon Hypnosis which is in the business of helping people evolve beyond the problems of the present, to a future of their choice. Intellectually, people know what improvements they’d like in their lives, but outdated attitudes prevent them from changing. Hypnosis can be used to lose weight, quit smoking, manage stress and create motivation. For more information, please visit, call 684-3517 or email The office is located at 905 Eastwood Dr. in Brandon.

Brandon Hospital Expands Access to Pediatric Surgical Services

Brandon Regional Hospital, an HCA West Florida hospital, expanded its pediatric program and collaboration with All Children’s Specialty Physicians, adding two pediatric general surgeons to its medical staff. All Children’s Specialty Physicians Dr. Drew Rideout and Dr. Henry Chang will help provide 24 hour access to pediatric surgical care, as well as bring the highest-level of pediatric surgical expertise closer to home for children in the Brandon area. Brandon Regional Hospital is also adding a dedicated pediatric ER entrance as part of its emergency room expansion project, with construction slated for completion in 2017. For more information, please visit

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s Opens Second Florida Location

The franchisees bringing the Fuzzy’s Taco Shop concept to Brandon and Tampa Bay are brothers and Tampa natives Ian and Adam Lieberman and Adam’s wife, J-Ray Lieberman. They plan to open four more Fuzzy’s Taco Shops in the area over the next couple of years, with plans for their next location to be near USF. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop operates as a “fast-casual” restaurant, where patrons order at the counter and retrieve their food shortly after ordering. Almost all food is prepared in house. The new Brandon location is 3,400 square-feet, with an indoor/outdoor full-liquor bar, and a large dog-friendly patio. Fuzzy’s is located at 2874 Providence Lakes Blvd. Please call 324-7177 for more.

Canine Cabana Celebrates the Grammy Awards

Last month, Canine Cabana hosted its second annual Grammy Awards to celebrate its best dressed pooches. Canine Cabana is a premium pet lodging facility offering Overnight Accommodations, Fun Doggie Daycare, and Training. It is are endorsed by Jack Hanna, host of Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Canine Cabana provides award-winning, superior care and a state of the art facility including more than a half-acre of beautiful outdoor play yards. Canine Cabana is located at 9708 Carr Rd. in Riverview. For more information please call 672-9663 or visit

Foran Team Returns to Signature Realty

The Foran Team have been realtors for 16 years and currently consists of Jim, his Wife, Alis and their assistant of 10 years, Laura Camp. They will be returning to Signature Realty after an eight year absence. The team has missed that hometown feeling and personal attention that Signature Realty offers. The Foran Team hopes to grow their team this year by adding two Buyer’s Agents. They look forward to continuing to serve the community with your buying and selling needs. They can be reached at 220-7282 or

Your Special Day: Bridal Prom Tuxedo Service Now Open

Your Special Day: Bridal Prom Tuxedo in Riverview offers prom gowns, bridal gowns and tuxedos. You can shop for the entire family for all of the special days in your lives. The shop is located at 10615 Riverview Dr. behind the Riverview Sandwich Shop. For more information, please call 671-3456 or email

Local Psychology Practice Wins 2016 Best of Brandon Award

Hammond Psychology & Associates, PA has been selected for the 2016 Best of Brandon Award in the Mental Health Practitioner Offices category by the Brandon Award Program. Hammond Psychology & Associates, PA is among a very small group of companies that have won the Best of Brandon Award for two consecutive years. This distinction has qualified Hammond Psychology & Associates, PA for the 2016 Brandon Business Hall of Fame. Hammond Psychology & Associates, P.A. is located at 710 Oakfield Dr. Ste. 153 in Brandon. Please call 654-0503.

Local Junior Achievement Volunteers Earn Top Awards 

Junior Achievement announced the following community leaders: honored with the Bronze Leadership Award are: Brian Adamski, Chief Financial Officer of American Traditions Insurance Company; Michael Attinella, Chief Financial Officer of HSN; Liz Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Bloomin’ Brands; Jose Valiente, Owner of Jose E. Valiente, CPA Consulting and Betsy Whitaker, President of ASSET Management, Inc. Receiving the Silver Leadership Award is Sandra Murman, Hillsborough County Commissioner. Honored as 2016 Legacy Award: Tampa Bay Lightning and Wells Fargo.

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