Thursday, October 4, 2012
The cafe serves the homeless, hungry and working poor, officials say.
For the past eight years, Trinity Cafe has served the homeless and hungry for free in the Salvation Army's building on North Florida Avenue. Soon, cafe officials hope to raise enough money to break ground on a new location about a mile away at the gateway of Seminole Heights: 2801 Nebraska Avenue near Columbus Drive. "We can't tell you when we're going to open," said Cindy Davis, program director of the cafe. "It depends on raising funds to finish the project. We live on donations." While some Seminole Heights residents say they fear the new location will contribute to an increase in neighborhood crime, Davis is hopeful that the cafe - which serves lunch to about 200 people five days a week - can expand to seven days at its new location. …
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Today's job of the day is from Apple One employment agency. They're looking for a Title Examiner. The job listing says that it pays $44,000. It requires evaluating land records. Click here for more information. You can also find job listings on our Patch job board.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A recent Starbucks announcement regarding changes to its membership rewards program has the lactose intolerant community petitioning to keep soymilk as a perk.
Starbucks rewards members, brace yourselves. Starting this fall, that soy in your latte will cost you. Starbucks riled its lactose intolerant rewards members with a recent announcement of some big changes coming Oct. 16. Starbucks' popular program rewards people with certain perks such as free soymilk, shots of flavor syrup and drinks, among others. The recent announcement was sent to registered rewards card holders on Sept. 18. It said soymilk and flavored syrups would no longer be offered for free. That change prompted some reward members to start a Change.org petition to convince Starbucks against it. Jennifer Jones, a petition supporter from Brandon wrote: I am lactose intolerant and I don't believe that I'll be receiving anything in …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tampa's crowds never brought vendors the big bucks, but Charlotte is off to a strong start.
Convention crowds may have been a no-show for the most part downtown at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but they're already out in force for Charlotte's Democratic National Convention, which officially kicks off Tuesday. A walk around the rain-soaked restaurants near Charlotte Convention Center on Monday found steady lines of people spending money. "I'm happy so far," said Bob Morrison, owner of the "The Sandwich Club," a takeout food shop which opened in 1996. "I'm just hoping it stays like this." "Today was great," said Marlys Sielsky, chief hospitality officer for Matt's Chicago Dog. "It exceeded expectations." In Tampa, business owners lamented last week that, "We åwere told this would be our Christmas. Instead we have …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
An expected boon to downtown Tampa businesses because of the RNC is a bust, restaurateurs said Tuesday.
It was supposed to be like a Super Bowl shot in the arm for downtown Tampa restaurants who expected throngs of eaters during the four-day Republican National Convention. The city made much ado about preparation for the event pouring money into landscaping and road repairs. But it was a virtual ghost town Tuesday during what would be the start of the busy lunchtime rush. Lynn Pham just hopes to break even this week. “I just don’t see it,” she said. Pham, owner of Bamboozle Cafe on Tampa Street, ordered extra food for the week. She kept on additional help and even was open on Sunday for the crowds she anticipated. But no one came. Sure there was Tropical Storm Isaac but the storm passed far from Tampa, Pham said. Between the storm and the …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac is putting a damper on the economic impact of the RNC.
Millions of dollars are supposed to be thrown around in Tampa this week by visitors in town for the Republican National Convention, but Tropical Storm Isaac's presence off the Gulf Coast is spoiling the spending spree thus far. Beverly's Gift Shop downtown has stocked its entire floor with RNC related gear, from t-shirts and hats to Barack Obama punching bags, but the best day of business for owner Rich Moore was last Friday as delegates hide inside the Tampa Convention Center and their hotels avoiding the weather. "I don't know what to expect," Moore said. "The problem right now is that we haven't seen an influx of people, just the locals picking up RNC stuff last Friday. The weather hasn't helped, but they say there is no more rain …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Stop in between 11am-7pm and grab your free Slurpee on Wednesday, July 11. Get it? July 11 is 7/11.
In case you haven't heard, we're in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave. So it's with great timing that free Slurpee day is on Wednesday, July 11. It's officially being called 7-Eleven Day, but we all know it's about the Slurpees. You can get your free 7.11 ounce Slurpee by stopping into a participating 7-Eleven location from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Find out more about the event by checking out the 7-Eleven Day Facebook page. Nearby 7-Eleven stores: 7-Eleven 2320 W Waters Ave 813-933-2738 7-Eleven 824 W Waters Ave 813-933-1682 7-Eleven 6845 N 22nd St 813-238-3471
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Write a review about this Central Tampa business.
Looking for a light lunch or a place to enjoy afternoon or high tea in Tampa? Or maybe a place to host a bridal or baby shower, or pick up a unique gift? Look no further than The Milk n' Honey Tea Room and Gift Shop, 2092 W. Busch Blvd. To learn more about this local business, visit the Milk n' Honey directory listing on Seminole Heights Patch, and while you're there, write a review or give it a rating, and let the owner and your neighbors know what you think. Interested in having your business featured on Patch? Be sure and claim your directory listing. Visit our business directory (see the “Places” tab above), search for your business, and then click the "Claim It!" link underneath the photos. Owners who claim their listing can upload …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Write a review of this Central Tampa auto repair shop.
Kuhn Collision Repair, 3319 N. Florida Ave., has its served customers for nearly 30 years, specializing in import auto repair on such makes as Volkswagen and Honda. o learn more about this local business, visit the Kuhn Collision Repair directory listing on Seminole Heights Patch, and while you're there, write a review or give it a rating, and let the owner and your neighbors know what you think. Interested in having your business featured on Patch? Be sure and claim your directory listing. Visit our business directory (see the “Places” tab above), search for your business, and then click the "Claim It!" link underneath the photos. Owners who claim their business can upload additional photos, update information, get an automatic …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Write a review of this local window restoration company.
Wood Window Makeover.com is a window restoration company based in Central Tampa that specializes in historic wood windows. To learn more about this local business, visit the Wood Window Makeover.com directory listing on Seminole Heights Patch, and while you're there, write a review or give it a rating, and let the owner and your neighbors know what you think. Interested in having your business featured on Patch? Be sure and claim your directory listing. Visit our business directory (see the “Places” tab above), search for your business, and then click the "Claim It!" link underneath the photos. Owners who claim their business can upload additional photos, update information, get an automatic notification when people post reviews and more. …