By Michelle Colesanti

Goodrich Quality Theaters Celebrates New Riverview 14 GDX å Featuring Gastropub

In April, Goodrich Quality Theaters hosted a huge Multi-Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate its brand-new Riverview 14 GDX Theater & Features Gastropub opening.

Multiple events took place throughout the week to celebrate Tampa’s destination theater. Riverview 14 “GDX” (Giant Digital Experience) features Goodrich’s cutting-edge large format auditoriums with two fabulous 3,200 sq. ft. screens projected in 4K digital showcasing floor-to-ceiling viewing powered by Premium Dolby ATMOS™ sound system.
In addition, all 14 theaters feature state-of-the-art digital projection with every seat reserved in extra comfortable full-motion luxurious, plush leather. Plus, they have a contemporary lobby including “FEATURES”, a Gastro-Pub Restaurant & Bar developed by Celebrity Chef Brian Duffy; innovative scratch kitchen perfect for lunch, dinner and late-night dining.

It is located at 10550 East Bay Rd. in Gibsonton. Visit for the latest movies and showtimes.

Dr. Laura Bridges Voted One Of Tampa’s Top General Dentists

The June and July publication of Florida’s Tampa Magazine has announced that Dr. Laura Bridges was voted as one of the top general dentists in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Bridges was selected after Tampa Magazine sent ballots to over 900 active and licensed dentists practicing in the Tampa Bay area. The selection of Dr. Laura Bridges was a result of the anonymous voting conducted by active area dentists.

According to Dr. Bridges, Tampa Bay has an amazing network of general dentist and dental specialists so to be recognized by her peers makes this award very special to her. Bridges Dental is located at 3646 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. New patients can make an appointment to see Dr. Bridges by calling the office at 654-3399. Bridges Dental accepts over 14 major PPO dental insurances and offers its own in-house dental wellness plan for patients without dental insurance. Visit Bridges Dental at

Petcare Clinic At Pet Supplies Plus

A VIP Petcare Clinic takes place every other Sunday at Pet Supplies Plus from 1-2:30 p.m. Check the store for exact dates and details.
It also offers a Dog wash that is more accessible than your tub at home.

Pet Supplies Plus is located at 1937 E. St. Rd. 60 in Valrico. Hours are Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. For information, call 548-0645 or visit

Celebrity Chefs Return To Brandon At Rolling Pin

Rolling Pin announces Celebrity Chefs return to Brandon for Cooking Classes in its state of the art Culinary Center.

Chef Dave and Karen are thrilled to be hosting Chef Richie back in Brandon for his only Florida appearance and cooking classes. He will return at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, June 23 for “Crowd Pleaser” and 24 “Winner Chicken Dinner” for two evenings of food and fun.

He began his career as a pizza maker and catering chef in 1998, before attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales from 2001-2005. His family resides in Riverview.

Rolling Pin has a number of other Celebrity Chefs lined up for the fall and winter: Chef Tre Wilcox, Chef Virginia Willis, Chef Lyndsey Waters, and Chef Fabrizio Schenardi.

Additionally, they host 8-10 classes a week in hands-on, demonstration and socially interactive styles. Each month has kids/tweens classes and afternoon teas from which to choose. Private and Corporate Parties are available too.

Rolling Pin strives to provide its customers with quality kitchen tools, gourmet foods and superior customer service.

Rolling Pin is located at 2080 Badlands Dr. in Brandon. For more information, call 653-2418 or visit

Tasty Venues Offers Culinary Journeys In Cooking And Home Décor And Food Products

Tasty Venues recently opened at 951 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. Owners Cinzia and Mark Cripe, along with Debora Felton and Susan Hastings, opened the café to offer food exploration classes that will take guests on culinary journeys throughout the world’s finest cuisines.

It was established to share beautiful food and beautiful goods related to food in recognition of the connections are created around a shared table. The owners invite the community to join them in a delicious journey of culinary exploration.

You will be delighted as you watch a masterful chef prepare a meal in front of you and be inspired when you engage in cooking with the Chef.
The café offers lunch Monday through Friday.

Tasty Venues also offers home décor and gifts, books, imported luxury foods and teas from around the world, plus everything to make entertaining lovely and easy.

The hours are Monday to Wedesday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Call 381-4999. Visit

Classic Stone Gallery Is Your One Stop Shop for Granite And Marble

Classic Stone Gallery is a granite and marble supplier, fabricator and installer. It supplies, cuts and installs the granite and marble slabs right in your home making it a one stop shop.

Classic Stone Gallery specializes in custom made marble and granite counter tops, remodel work, shower stalls, patios, fireplaces, staircases, both commercial and residential jobs.

According to owners Stefano Plazza, Jimmy Mormin and Joe Plazza, they chose to work in this industry because they love what they do. They came from Sicily in the 70’s with nothing but their expertise in sculpting and crafting marble and granite and a few close friends. They have now flourished in the heart of Tampa for almost 40 years. “We enjoy creating counter tops and unique design pieces that grab people’s attention.”

Their experience in the industry allows them to transform large imported slabs into real works of art. They can accommodate designs from simple to exquisite, and offer an impressive variety of granite and marble slabs stocked on-site. They fabricate and install granite, marble, and quartz counter tops and flooring. Classic Stone Gallery can help with all of your natural stone renovations. They deal directly with the public and only charge by the square foot, which saves you money by not having to pay for full slabs. Call 247-2840 or email for a free quote.
It is located at 5724 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa. The hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Visit

New Local Business Passionate About Supporting Community

The 2017 Champ Boosters Savings Book is exclusive to Hillsborough County and offers a new choice for schools and teams to reach their fundraising goals. The savings book has over $200 in savings from 26 well-known businesses in our area, such as Black Rock Bar & Grill, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, BOCA, Square 1 Burgers, iFLY, Florida Aquarium, and more.  Fundraising began in April and the feedback so far confirms all of the following: It’s easy to sell and organize, It’s a profitable fundraiser, Families enjoy that the book is full of local savings.

Schools and teams create impressive goals to help kids learn and grow – and fundraisers are often required to achieve them. This fundraiser is unique because it was created for our community, by our community. To further the commitment to the community, Champ Boosters also funds college scholarships in partnership with Hillsborough Education Foundation.

“The Champ Boosters mission is to create opportunities to help students and young athletes reach their goals,” said Alison Clinton, owner and local mom of three. “I’m thrilled to say the Champ Boosters Savings Book and local scholarships are positively impacting our community and I look forward to creating many more opportunities over the years.”

The Champ Boosters Savings Book is available for summer and fall fundraisers – it’s easy and risk-free. All offers in the savings book expire 2/28/18. Visit

5th Gear Fitness Offers Youth Boot Camp Class In June

For the entire month of June, 5th Gear Fitness will hold Youth Boot Camp classes for ages 8-12 on every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15 p.m. The cost for each child to participate is $10 per class with each additional sibling discounted to $8. Parents can also participate for an extra charge.

5th Gear Fitness strives to work personally with each client to optimize whole fitness, health, and well-being through training, consultation, education and motivation. It is located at 1076 E. Brandon Blvd. in Suite 211 in Brandon. For more information, call 662-4044 or email You can also visit and its Facebook page @5gearfit.

Enjoy Trivia Night At FEATURES GastroPub

FEATURES GastroPub, located at Goodrich Quality Theaters, recently launched a terrific weekly, entertaining and family-friendly evening Trivia Night every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  It is free and run by a very professional organization.

Consider how much fun it will be to put together a winning team (no limit to the number of people on each team). Many categories including movies will be included.

Great prizes will be awarded each week for first, second and third place. Enjoy $3 off all appetizers from the scratch kitchen.

FEATURES GastroPub is located at 9390 Theater Dr. in Gibsonton. Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 Midnight and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Visit or call 295-8469.​

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Michelle Colesanti
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.