Tickets are on sale at three local businesses: Three Coins Diner, Cleanse Apothecary and Health Mutt.
Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tickets are on sale a Cleanse Apothecary, Three Coins Diner, Health Mutt and through the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association. This year, small businesses are also included.
In a few weeks, Seminole Heights will showcase one of its well-known gems: The neighborhood bungalows that dot tree-lined streets. The 15th Annual Seminole Heights Home Tour runs from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on tour day. This year's tour, sponsored by the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association, features 11 homes. In addition, a handful of small businesses will be highlighted on the tour. "For Seminole Heights, if you haven't been on the home tour, it's important for everybody to go," said Greg Curtis, co-owner of Cleanse Apothecary, one of three locations where tickets are being sold for the tour. "It's part of our history. For people new to the area, it's one year you might not…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The store would be at the 1700 block of East Hillsborough, according to the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association.
With the news of another big box retailer coming to Seminole Heights, residents have chimed in with a flurry of comments about the issue. The Walmart heading to Seminole Heights would be in the 1700 block of East Hillsborough. Meanwhile, Family Dollar is set to open this spring on Florida Avenue. Here's a sampling of reactions from readers via Facebook and Twitter: From the Seminole Heights Patch Twitter feed (@semheightspatch): "This stinks. I don't shop there but what affordable choices do we really have around here? I get why people shop there." - @LuisellaMazzone From the Seminole Heights Facebook fan page: "It will definitly hurt small business. I dont see any way to stop it unless you get the majority to protest like they did in NYC…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A flurry of press reports detail the initial plans by Walmart to develop a second store in Seminole Heights.
Walmart is about to close a deal to buy property in Seminole Heights for a new store, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal: "The deal to purchase the former Abraham Chevrolet Co. property at 1720 E. Hillsborough is contingent on an environmental study and the city granting the necessary permits to build the retail store." The property is worth $2.8 million, according to TBO.com. The developer has received the OK from the city to install access driveways on Mohawk Avenue and 19th Street as well as a traffic signal installed at 19th Street and Hillsborough. The state also needs to approve the traffic light. Here is a list of City of Tampa construction permits for 1720 East Hillsborough Ave…
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its popular home tour.
Residents will have a chance to peer inside some of the meticulously renovated homes they've only glimpsed from the street when the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association hosts its 15th annual home tour. According to chairwoman Sue Bingham, who posted this event on the Seminole Heights Patch, this year's home tour will take place Sunday, April 7. "The 2013 home tour will feature original homes that have been carefully restored and modernized, and will show case our entire beautiful and historic neighborhood," said Bingham. In addition to showcasing renovated homes, this year's tour will feature two businesses in the historic district including Forever Beautiful Salon & Spa and a "surprise business," according to Bingham. Read more …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The rezoning would permit three- and four-story buildings along Florida and Hillsborough avenues.
A public information open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. to discuss a proposal for intensive commercial zoning along Hillsborough and Florida avenues in Seminole Heights. The open house will take place at the Seminole Heights Garden Center, 5800 N. Central Ave., Tampa. The City of Tampa Planning Department is proposing new zoning that would permit: Representatives from the planning department will be on hand to explain the proposed rezoning in more detail. The Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association is urging all neighbors who would like to understand exactly how the proposed rezoning will impact the neighborhood, ask questions or express concerns to attend.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The changes would include Florida Avenue, according to the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association's website.
The City of Tampa is proposing zoning changes to Seminole Heights, according to a posting on the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association's newsletter and the Hampton Terrace website. An open house about the rezoning will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29 or at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 1400 N. Boulevard, the OSHNA newsletter says. A public hearing will also be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 in city council chambers, according to OSHNA. Here are the proposed changes from OSHNA: For more information, call 813-274-8131. Do you plan to attend the open houses or public hearing?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association will host its annual Holiday Dinner and Concert on Dec. 9.
Seminole Heights residents will be treated a two-decade old tradition on Dec. 9 when the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association hosts its annual Holiday Dinner and Concert. What began as a few members of the community gathering to hear a group of residents who called themselves the Clifton Street Singers over a cup of hot cocoa has morphed into an all out holiday-themed bash complete with singers, entrees, side dishes prepared by members, drinks and a visit from Santa Clause for the kids. "It's grown quite a bit from the early days," said OSHNA President Evan St. Ives. "We have a good choir concert every year, and this year, it will be the Gulf Coast Girls Choir that will be performing. We'll have options for people to eat whether …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Find out where to catch a good deal.
If you're searching for a bargain, mark your calendar for Nov. 3. Starting at 7 a.m. on that day, the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association will host their annual 'Great Neighborhood Yard Sale,' according to their website. A map of addresses will be distributed on the day of the event, the site says. For more information on the yard sale, click here. Did you attend or participate last year? Tell us the bargains you got in the comments.