Thursday, May 2, 2013
Check out a video with owner Kendra Bailey talking about what attendees can expect.
Once a year, customers at Health Mutt in Seminole Heights are honored with a day geared toward them. This year, Customer Appreciation Day will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at the store, 6116 N. Central Avenue. During the event, customers can expect a 15 percent off discount on items, goodie bags for the first 50 customers, raffle prizes and vendors who will talk pet nutrition and give away samples, said owner Kendra Bailey. "We are letting people know to bring their furry friends with them so they can taste test the food samples," Bailey said. Proceeds from the event will go toward Dogma Pet Rescue and the Golden Retriever Rescue Mid-Florida. Bailey said the event, held once a year, is to celebrate customers who have …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The tour showcases the landscapes and entertaining areas in backyard gardens that aren't visible from the street. While the tour is sold out, tour check-in is at the picnic pavilion at Rivercrest Park, 4802 N. River Boulevard, where maps will be provided
If there's one thing residents of Seminole Heights and beyond love, it's a beautiful garden. That's evident in the sold out status of the inaugural "Secret Gardens of South Seminole Heights Tour" that kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. The free tour, sponsored by the South Seminole Heights Civic Association, was funded by a neighborhood mini-grant from Hillsborough County and donations from local businesses, said Nanette O'Hara, tour chairperson. "We're stunned at the response and the enthusiasm," said O'Hara, adding that about 275 people had registered for the tour. "People in Seminole Heights attend events in Seminole Heights, but we were surprised to hear from people from other parts of the county." The idea came about after O'…
We asked what you thought about the newest Family Dollar location at 5100 N. Florida Avenue. We compiled your reactions below.
When talk of Family Dollar arises in Seminole Heights, some residents say the chain store has no place in the community, while others think a small business would fit better in its place. While the issue has been divisive, one thing remains true: The store is opening another set of doors in a few weeks on at 5100 N. Florida Avenue. On Wednesday, we asked readers on Facebook and on Seminole Heights Patch what they thought about the aesthetics of the new store, since it looks to be almost complete. Here's a sampling of responses: If you haven't had a chance to weigh in on the issue, what do you think? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The business was located at 6202 N. Central Avenue at Hanna Avenue in Seminole Heights.
Late last year, the house on the corner of Hanna and Central avenues morphed into a business that sold handmade products geared toward children. Blankets, gift box sets and onesies were on hand for customers of The Nursery Experience at a charming house with lattice work and hardwood floors in Seminole Heights. Now, The Nursery Experience is closing its doors. Citing personal reasons, owners Amy and Juan Camacho said they plan to rent the home to another business, which has yet to be named. Meanwhile, Amy Camacho said she plans to sell her items on www.etsy.com and at local art shows in Tampa Bay. For information on how to contact Amy and Juan Camacho, click here. What do you think about the business closing? Did you shop there? What …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The theft occurred on Saturday night, according to a report from the Tampa Police Department.
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Monday, April 1
A $3,000 bicycle was stolen from someone whose pickup truck was parked at The Refinery in Seminole Heights, according to a report from the Tampa Police Department. Sometime between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, the suspect went into the bed of the unidentified victim's pickup truck in the parking lot of 5135 N. Florida Avenue and took the bicycle, according to the report. Fingerprints were taken from the scene and an abandoned bicycle, according to the report.
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…
Monday, March 11, 2013
New businesses have popped up over the past year in Seminole Heights.
In the past year, Seminole Heights has welcomed a handful of new businesses offering items ranging from art products to baby clothes. Here's a few links to businesses we've written about: With that said, we want to hear from you. What new businesses do you want to see come to Seminole Heights? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Refinery, The Independent, Ella's and lots of other nearby locations are raising a glass in honor of Tampa Bay Beer Week 2013. Check out the full events schedule here.
Wednesday, February 27
Tampa Bay Beer Week is almost here, and Seminole Heights knows how to celebrate. Several local establishments, including The Refinery, The Independent and Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe have events planned in honor of area beer lovers' favorite week, which officially lasts from March 2-10. We're presenting here the full calendar of events that will be happening all over Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties, so put on your beer goggles and check them out. And don't forget to check out the Seminole Heights Patch events calendar anytime to find more fun things to do. Do you plan to participate in Tampa Bay Beer Week? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The business is at 6502 N. Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights.
Sketch books, aerosol paint and ergonomic palettes line the walls inside a small building on Florida Avenue. At Figure 8 Art Supplies in Seminole Heights, owner Julie Dilbert hopes to provide Tampa Bay's artistic community with an outlet to express themselves and purchase the tools they need to hone their crafts. “I want to introduce products no one has ever heard of," Dilbert said. “I want to get high quality products in the hands of artists.” Dilbert, a west Tampa resident who works as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, chose Seminole Heights as a location for her store because it's "accessible for Tampa residents." Dilbert said she gets her supplies from national distributors. We recently talked to Dilbert, who practices oil painting, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The store is at 5805 N. Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights.
She's sold everything from ornaments to bird houses and fresh pasta. Now, Michelle Brooks is venturing into the baby consignment business at Brooksie's Market, adding one-piece baby blue pajamas with white snowflakes and onesies adorned with phrases like "Little Hunky Monkey" on the front to her inventory. "I'm buying clothes from parents whose kids have outgrown their clothes,'" said Brooks, owner of the store. "Hopefully, they'll rebuy from someone for their kid." Brooksie's opened last fall at 5805 N. Florida Avenue in a quaint house with hardwood floors. Since then, Brooks has considered moving to a larger space with a more pedestrian-friendly feel that would draw foot traffic from customers, and accommodate the inventory she hopes to …