By Sandy Meyer

In the Middle Food Truck & Brickhouse Cardio Club Ribbon Cutting

The GRCC celebrated two new members in March; In the Middle Food Truck, serving healthy food options, and Brickhouse Cardio Club, to help keep everyone fit. In the Middle is an authentic and healthy Mediterranean fusion food truck that can be your mobile kitchen for events and catering. They serve fresh farm to table produce sourced from local growers. Follow In the Middle Food Truck on Facebook or call 655-9021 to know where you can find them next.

Brickhouse Cardio Club is located at 1263 Kingsway Rd. in Brandon. Visit

Chai Yo Thai Cuisine

Chai Yo Thai Cuisine offers full-service modern Thai cuisine and seats up to 45. Owners Topp Saenngarm and Jennifer Dryer strive to infuse a celebratory, yet refined, spirit into the food that they prepare, the service provided, and the atmosphere that they create for their guests. The restaurant offers online orders with delivery service through DoorStep Delivery. Visit or call 671-6935. Chai Yo is located at 11695 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

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. Visit or email

Gentle Yoga at the Market

This evening class is designed to get you outdoors breathing fresh air. Yoga is a series of basic movements and stretches 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. 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 from the past and blends it with today’s amenities with its Traditional Neighborhood Design. Choose from one- and two-story homes in the Cottage and Traditional collections, ranging from approximately 1,927 to 2,327 sq. ft. featuring flexible options for additional living space. Call 685-0700 or visit the Sales Center at 11207 Winthrop Main St. in Riverview.

Ribbon Cutting for Shine Photobooth

The GRCC conducted a ribbon cutting in March to mark the launching of Shine Photobooth. Shine Photobooth specializes in modern photography entertainment. They create memorable experiences for your guests in style, just like they did for GRCC members. Shine’s Grand Launch event will be serving a dual grand purpose.

The event will help to raise awareness and funds for the many local health service programs including the clinics at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa and St. Anthony’s Neurology Group in St. Petersburg. Since Owner Nicole Harrell is a victim of Myasthenia Gravis, she knows the difference MDA can mean in supporting those with potentially debilitating muscular diseases. The event will be held Friday, April 15 at the Tampa Garden Club at 2629 Bayshore Blvd. in Tampa. Visit

Store Right Self Storage Ribbon Cutting

Members of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce took part in a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for Store Right Self Storage located at 3648 U.S. Hwy. 41 S. in Ruskin, to celebrate this new location and facility. Call 645-2020 or email

Shapes Fitness Opens in Riverview

Shapes Fitness is a full service women’s only workout facility with over 30 years in business. A membership at Shapes provides exciting ways to maintain a strong and healthy body, mind and spirit, with dues that fit into your budget. Flexible monthly plans and convenient prepaid options are available for renewable and seasonal packages. Unlimited group exercise and aquatic classes are included free of charge, along with use of the pool, whirlpool, steam, sauna and Kids club. Members can enjoy complimentary fitness evaluations every month and demonstrations of the cardiovascular and circuit-training resistance machines at no charge. Shapes Fitness is located at 11357 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview. Visit or call 672-6343.

Verizon Wireless Customer Appreciation Day

Verizon Cellular Sales Customer Appreciation Day will take place on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. There will be a bounce house, food and beverages, and special discounts on select items. Verizon Wireless is located at 11709 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

Ribbon Cutting for Trader Tots, Inc.

Trader Tots, Inc. is excited to celebrate its first anniversary at 11938 Balm Riverview Rd. In February GRCC members were on hand to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize this milestone. Manager Tami Kimes stocks high quality items in sizes newborn to 10 for boys and girls. The store is stocked full of great clothing, toys and bedding needs. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 422-4078.

Great Clips Opens in Riverview

Great Clips offers top quality haircuts for the entire family with minimal waits. Owner Lea Orchard opened the area’s newest location in the Goolsby Point Shopping Plaza in Riverview. She recently had a ribbon cutting with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. Great Clips is located at 11653 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Call 677-6300.

#Asphaltbabe, LLC Opens in Florida

The GRCC members were invited to celebrate the opening of #Asphaltbabe in February. Coastal Bridge is a heavy construction company out of Louisiana that has been in business since 1928. Owner Kelly Sills purchased the former Better Roads asphalt manufacturing facility off of U.S. Hwy. 41 and has already begun manufacturing. As a tribute to their Louisiana heritage, they brought in over 2,500 pounds of crawfish for a crawfish boil for their guests. Call 672-1800 or visit

22nd Annual GRCC Gold Rush Golf Tournament

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce continued its 50th anniversary celebration by hosting a Gold Rush Golf Tournament. The event took place in February at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Many thanks to all those who made the tournament a success, and in particular the committee led by Jill Andrew, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care and Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC. Next year’s tournament will be held at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Ribbon Cutting for Melissa Hartmann’s LeVel – Thrive

Honorary Mayor of Riverview and GRCC member, Melissa Hartmann, is promoting a new business – Le-Vel’s Thrive. In February GRCC conducted a ribbon cutting to mark this new venture for Hartmann. The ceremony took place at The Alley @ South Shore. The Thrive Experience is an 8-week premium lifestyle plan to help individuals experience and reach peak physical and mental levels. Call 833-7470 or visit

Boyette Dental Provides Personalized Care For Every Patient

Boyette Dental is a friendly, affordable, high-quality, general dental practice located in Riverview. By providing personalized care and attention to each and every patient, patients are treated as if they were family. Dr. McDuffie is an Air Force veteran and is highly trained in all aspects of general and surgical dentistry.

General, cosmetic and implant dental services include, but are not limited to crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, dentures, partials, rootcanals, tooth colored fillings, surgical and non-surgical extractions including wisdom teeth. New patients are always welcome. Boyette Dental is located at 10825 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Hours are Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 741-0483 or visit

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