By Michelle Colesanti

Reflexology Now Offered At DayDreams Day Spa

DayDreams Day Spa now offers 80 minute Reflexology with Foot Bath for $95. This therapy uses pressure applied to carefully selected reflex points in both feet and hands to unlock tension and stress. This treatment will stimulate circulation, relieve stress, promote relaxation, and release energy through your entire body.
Book a 45 minute hand or foot Reflexology for 45 minutes for $50. This treatment is used to stimulate the therapeutic nature of reflexes found in the hands or feet in order to balance the body and restore proper circulation. This is a standalone treatment performed on the hands or feet.

DayDreams Day Spa & Bath Shop is located at 658 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. For more information or to book an appointment, call 657-2992 or visit

Governor Scott Awards Small Business Javi’s Salsa With Business Ambassador Award

Governor Rick Scott recently recognized Javi’s Salsa with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. President and founder, Javier Nava, started the family-owned business with his wife and children in the Brandon area. Javi’s Salsa is now distributed to stores throughout Florida.

Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize Javi’s Salsa with the Business Ambassador Award. We work hard to cut taxes so we can make Florida a great place for small businesses like Javi’s Salsa to succeed.”

For more information on Javi’s Salsa, visit

Teachers’ Helper Closes After 33 Years

After 33 years in business, Teachers’ Helper will be closing its doors at the end of April.  The store has enjoyed serving the extended community for all of those years.  Shearon Bailey and her staff have helped thousands over the past eleven years find the right item to decorate a bulletin board or science fair board, assist in finding math manipulatives, and to help with art projects.  The store, a finalist for small business of the year for three years, has developed a reputation of excellent customer service.  It has been a pleasure to meet so many dedicated parents and teachers over the years, but for several reasons it is time to close. 

Originally opened in 1984 and located at 109 Margaret St., Teachers’ Helper moved to 622 Oakfield Dr. in November of 2012.  The store has supplied teaching supplies to the Brandon area as well as most of the 50 and internationally through the store website. 
Homemade Recipes At Family-Owned Alfredo’s Italian Cuisine Keep Customers Happy

Alfredo’s Italian Cuisine is a small family owned Italian-American restaurant located at 905 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. Owner Frank Fayez has 30 years of experience, owning and running Italian-American restaurants in the Carolinas. The secret homemade recipes for delicious sauces and meatballs, as well as the fresh salads and delicious garlic bread, are what sets Alfredo’s apart from other restaurants. “We take pride in serving our customers an appetizing meal so delicious, they will feel as if they are eating in the comfort of their homes,” said Fayez.

The restaurant has gained popularity through word of mouth maintaining just a minimal online presence.
A lunch and dinner menu is offered with pick-up available. It also offers catering for parties of 10 or more people. For those who prefer delivery, they can order through Mobile Meals.

There are plenty of choices for both lunch and dinner. For lunch, enjoy appetizers, salads, sandwiches with your choice of a side of fries or small spaghetti along with pasta and pizza choices. For dinner, pasta dishes come with a large salad and garlic bread. There is also a meat and seafood menu.

The hours are Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday from 5-9 p.m. Call 530-0687. Visit on Facebook at Alfredo’s Italian Cuisine.

Classes And Programs To Help Improve Your Personal And Professional Life

Co-Work Landing, located at 522 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon, is offering classes and programs designed to improve areas of your personal and professional life. Upcoming events include a MasterMind Group, which is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others. These groups will be held the second Thursday of each month, 12 Noon–1:30 p.m., starting May 11. Additional classes include Yoga Classes on Monday mornings, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., as well as a Self-Defense Class, May 23 from 6-8 p.m.

Co-Work Landing is a shared, affordable, workspace solution for work-from-home professionals and educational opportunities for entrepreneurial endeavors, as well as a quiet, professional meeting space for one-on-one and small groups in the Brandon and surrounding communities. For more information on Co-Work Landing, its workspace and classes, visit or contact Shannon at 924-4679 or

Convenient & Affordable Health Care Offered At Fast Track Urgent Care

A ribbon cutting was recently held by the Riverview Chamber of Commerce welcoming Fast Track Urgent Care Center to its new location at 11406 S. US Hwy. 301. At Fast Track Urgent Care Center, the staff is passionate about healthcare and provides the highest level of service. If your primary care physician is booked for weeks or you want to avoid a long wait at a hospital emergency room, visit the clinic to receive comprehensive medical care on your schedule. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information Fast Track Urgent Care, visit or call 925-1903.

New Brewhouse In Brandon

Bootleggers Brewworx is a progressive homebrew supply store which offers a full line of ingredients and supplies for making beer, wine, cider or mead.

The new facility will allow you to make your own custom libation in a state of the art indoor temperature controlled environment with the aid of a friendly Brew Master to help ensure that you make the best custom creation possible. All equipment needed is provided. You will be walked through every step of the process.
Bootleggers Homebrew Supply has been open seven years. Last August, the owners began an expansion project and added another 1600 sq. ft., which included a small tap bar with 30 beers on tap and a variety of wines. Bootleggers Brewworx was re-branded to include the addition of a Brew on Premise area for teaching folks how to make beer.

That means you can go there for all the supplies, equipment, classes and space to brew Beer, Wine, Cider & Mead. 

In December they received Federal Brewers Notice to brew and sell their own Beer on tap. So come on up and see what the Craft Beer Craze is all about. Call or stop by to register for your private brew party today.

Bootleggers Brewworx is located at 650 Oakfield Rd. in Brandon. For more information, call 643-9463 or visit

Enjoy Breakfast And Lunch At LC’s Café And Supperclub

LC’s Café and Supperclub, located at 1602 Oakfield Dr., #103 in Brandon (in the Divine Design complex) is open for breakfast and lunch; Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and for Saturday Brunch from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It is closed on Sunday and Monday.

Free delivery to a two mile radius is offered along with catering to local businesses for lunch or dinner meetings.

The Cafe is also available for special events or meeting room during the afternoon and evening hours for up to 35 guests.

There is also a monthly RSVP-only Supperclub in the evening. For more information, call 526-9395 or visit Facebook – lcscafeandsupperclub.

Shared Meeting Space Available At New Hill Valley Office Suites

Local resident Jaime Goujon wanted to create a meeting place for all types of small businesses, even those who need an office away from office; everything from masseuses  to real estate agents and everywhere in between. She recently opened The Hill Valley Office Suites, located at 1211 Tech Blvd. in Tampa.

It offers a professional atmosphere in a relaxed setting. Privacy, key coded locks on the doors and secure wifi connections are in every office. Conference rooms that are beautiful, comfortable and fully equipped to teleconference will be available. The Hill Valley Office Suites offer temporary and permanent offices with 6,500 sq. ft. of space with 15 offices to choose from.

If interesting in renting a suite or for more information on The Hill Valley Office Suites visit or call 848-4071.

Brandon Honda Hires David Farner As Executive Manager

Sam Raabe is pleased to announce that David Farner has been hired as an executive manager at Brandon Honda, a Morgan Auto Group dealership. Formerly with Toyota of Tampa Bay for 10 years, another Morgan Auto Group store, he served in a variety of sales, finance and management roles. In his new position as an executive manager at Brandon Honda, Farner works closely with sales and finance associates to finalize automobile lease and purchase agreements that best meet customers’ needs. For more information, call 664-1234 or visit

Asana Yoga Offers Support For The Community Through Donations

Asana Yoga wants to bring the community together to support each other as well as provide the opportunity to support a local non-profit organization. Donations will be accepted at the community classes and given to the charitable organization chosen for that day. Please visit Asana Yoga Facebook page for additional details. For those interested in sharing their love of yoga through teaching, Asana offers a Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour teacher training program allowing you to gain knowledge in various styles of yoga while learning to teach authentically through your own voice.

For more information on the training program as well as to view the current schedule of classes, please visit

Sketch and Sip Mother’s Day Brunch
Celebrate Mother’s Day by spending an enjoyable afternoon with your mom. Paint a picture and enjoy lunch together on Saturday 13 from 12 Noon-3 p.m. at Sketch and Sip, located at11242 Winthrop Main Street.
The cost is $30 a person. Reserve online at or call 644-5954.

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Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.