Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The restaurant at 5910 N. Florida Avenue is projected to open toward the end of 2013.
For the past few years, Seminole Heights foodies and craft beer fans have been privy to a culinary resurgence in the heart of the neighborhood. Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe, The Independent and Reservations Gourmet-to-Go have helped put Seminole Heights on the map with homegrown dishes that showcase a Florida flair. Continuing that momentum, Red Star Rock Bar and The Rooster and The Till, are set to open their doors this year. The latest eatery to join the list is Fodder and Shine, a restaurant with The Refinery owners Michelle and Greg Baker at the helm. Fodder and Shine is scheduled to open in late 2013 at 5910 N. Florida Avenue, boasting a 2,000 square foot kitchen that will create items like smoked fish and homemade charcuterie, …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The business is located at 5210 N. Florida Avenue.
Red Star Rock Bar is planning to open in Seminole Heights after its owners secured a lease on an adjoining vacant lot that will be used for parking. The Florida Department of Transportation leased the property beginning this month, according to a lease agreement from FDOT for the bar, which is located off Hillsborough Avenue, a state road. After the five-year lease is completed, the property could be sold, Kris Carson, spokeswoman for FDOT, told tbo.com. The next step? Securing permits to pave the lot, according to a story in tbo.com, followed by owner Paul Medrano showing the Tampa City Council the parking plan before a final vote on the issue on May 16. In addition, City Council placed a ban on outdoor amplified music at the bar, located…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
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Friday, December 28, 2012
The salon is on Central Avenue.
Monday, December 17, 2012
We're starting a series where we talk to managers of local restaurants about their food service ratings with the state.
Monday, December 17, 2012
At Reservations Gourmet To Go, customers stop in for items like chicken saltimbocca, crab cakes and leafy green salads. In addition to its tasty cuisine, the eatery at 4703 N. Nebraska Avenue also scores high with state officials on their food service practices. From January of 2011 until a recent inspection in November of this year, records show the restaurant has met inspection standards set forth by the state's Department of Business & Professional Regulation, whose purpose is to regulate entities that include restaurants. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Owners Elke and Anthony Catania say keeping the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The business recently opened in Seminole Heights.
Not long ago, the house at the corner of Hanna and Central avenues was an eyesore. But Amy and Juan Camacho saw potential, working with county officials to rezone the single family home to open The Nursery Experience on Nov. 24, Small Business Saturday. Now, hardwood floors, lattice work on the patio and potted plants welcome patrons to one of Seminole Heights's newest businesses at 6202 N. Central Avenue, which offers hand-crafted baby items that range from bibs to wall art. "Juan is good at home renovation projects, so we basically quit our day jobs," said Amy Camacho of how the business came about. "I was working for an advertising company, and Juan worked for Bank of America. We went back to serving tables at Jackson's to save up money…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Customers and pets attended the event.
Last week, Health Mutt celebrated their one-year anniversary in Seminole Heights with an event for pets and their parents. About 400 people showed up at the event to adopt dogs and raise $300 for animal rescue groups, said owner Kendra Bailey. "I promoted the event for a little over one month, so I was so excited there was a great turnout," said Bailey. "We have a great community in this neighborhood, and it was nice to see everyone out and about. It was for the humans as much as for the dogs, with cake beer and pizza." Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. Check out a few photos of the Nov. 10 event from Health …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The business is located on the Hillsborough River.
Yoga, boxing and martial arts are a few Tampa Bay options for couch potatoes or athletes-in-training who want to stay in shape. Aimee and Michael Conlee hope to add one more fitness routine to the region's vocabulary: Stand up paddle boarding. The couple own and operate Urban Kai, a stand up paddle boarding shop on the Hillsborough River that offers tours, merchandise - including waterproof headphones and floating sunglasses - and classes at $30 per hour for beginners. “This sport is kind of therapeutic," said Michael Conlee. "It can be aggressive or as hard as you want to make it, or subtle and graceful as you want.” We recently talked to the Conlee's at their shop, 2305 N. Willow Avenue, about how they got into the paddling business and …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The business opened this summer.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The event will be next week at the Seminole Heights business.
This just in from Cleanse Apothecary, 5127 N. Florida Avenue: In June of 2010, Seminole Heights residents Gregory Curtis and his partner Terry Bellamy decided it was time to bring boutique shopping to the neighborhood’s commercial corridor. The country’s economy was sputtering, and most weren't contemplating opening a business, but Curtis felt it was the perfect time for Cleanse Apothecary at 5127 North Florida Avenue. This "feel good” body, bath and home boutique is a one-stop shop for luxurious body, bath and home fragrances with a relaxed atmosphere that encourages browsing, smelling and testing, too. Curtis credits their success to the Seminole Heights community that strongly supports the “Eat, Drink & Shop Local” mantra along with “…