Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The highly anticipated restaurant opened its doors on April 1.
For fans of Cigar City Brewing, the opening of the new Brewpub in the Carrollwood area did not disappoint. The highly anticipated Cigar City Brewpub opened on April 1. Eager lunch goers filed into the restaurant shortly after it opened at 15491 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood. The restaurant features Tampa and Cuban influenced cuisine and of course dozens of popular Cigar City Brews. For a full list of their menu go here. Patch was on the scene on Monday and caught a few snapshots of the action. Cigar City Brewpub is open Monday-Sunday, 11:00a.m.-11:00p.m. For more information visit www.cigarcitybrewpub.com or call 813-962-1274.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
OMNI Chiropractic says that the office will remain open until March 15.
Omni Chiropractic has been serving residents in the Westchase area for two years. Recently, the company posted on its Facebook page that they will be closing up shop. "After two wonderful years, OMNI Chiropractic will be coming to a close. I am officially closing the doors and will be moving out West," they wrote. To see the entire post, visit the Facebook page and see the photo above.
Friday, February 8, 2013
After announcing that they were closing up shop, the local wine and gourmet shop is staying open.
LuAnn Shapiro, owner of Napa Flair has a suprise for everyone. The wine store and gourmet shop, located at 11967 Sheldon Road, is staying open another month. In an email to patrons of the shop, she says that the landlord has given them another month to finish liquidating their wines. We're not sure if that's meant to be a pun or not. The store opened two years ago. Schapiro, and her husband Ken, run the shop. Westchase Patch wrote about Schapiro's background, which includes certification as a wine professional by The Culinary Institute of America. Read "Sharing Knowledge Is Her Biggest Reward." To help with the liquidation process, the shop will be having wine tastings of Friday evenings. The schedule is sporadic, as the owners are headed …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
What Small Business in Westchase Can You Not Live Without?
Saturday, September 15, 2012
An Oldsmar teen learned that you don't need a fancy lemonade stand to make money; plain old bottled water and a bit of determination will do just fine.
Josh Anderson made a nice chunk of change on the day Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan came to town. The 13 year-old Oldsmar resident thought Ryan supporters might end up getting thirsty during the 1/3 mile walk from his neighborhood to R.E. Olds Park where Ryan was scheduled to speak Saturday. So, Anderson made a sign, gathered some water bottles and set up shop on the corner of his street. "I'm going to make some money selling bottled water for $1 each," he said cheerfully as he sat on the corner. Anderson had not yet made any sales when Patch spoke to him at 8 a.m. However, that all changed by 12:30 that afternoon, after the rally ended and everyone was walking back to their cars. Anderson was still on the corner, looking …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Westchase Area Business Association had something to celebrate
Thursday night's Westchase Area Business Association meeting celebrated the one year anniversary of Napa Flair. Nathan Bonilla-Warford of Bright Eyes Family Vision Care estimates that there were 25-30 people in attendence. "Of course the wine was great," he said. Bonilla-Warford said the members also enjoyed foor provided by Grille 54. If you were at the event, add your comments below and upload your photos to this article.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Each business in Westchase, Citrus Park, Keystone and Odessa has a listing on Patch. Claiming your listing is free and has benefits.
When Patch launched in Westchase, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. The result: Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. This is a great tool for businesses that don’t have their own website. In fact, it’s like their own webpage. The best yet: It’s free! Owners or managers can search for their business listing and select “Do you own or manage this location? Claim it!” in order to make updates to the page. …
Friday, May 18, 2012
A sign at a Tampa area pizza restaurant warns parents they'll be asked to leave if their kids act up. What's your take?
When kids misbehave at a restaurant, should the parents be kicked out? That's the debate that's followed a recent Seminole Heights Patch story on a controversial sign placed at an area pizza restaurant. Local residents have been divided over Cappy's Pizzeria's stance on kids acting up at the North Florida Avenue restaurant, where a sign reads, "Parents, for the safety and comfort of everyone, if you allow your child to run, scream, or misbehave, parties will be asked to leave.” We're wondering what Westchase Patch readers think. Our neighborhood is home to several pizzerias and other restaurants that families frequent. Do you think more restaurants should adopt this rule? Or is Cappy's out of line? Patch reader Kay applauded the move, …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The most favorably reviewed business in our directory is a pharmacy. Which business do you think has the best customer service in Westchase?
Next month, Westchase Patch will be holding a contest to find out which business has the best customer service in town, and we want to hear from you. Businesses will be chosen to participate based on the number of ratings and reviews they have in the Westchase Patch directory by March 11. Want to help your favorite businesses qualify for the contest? Just search for them in our directory, and leave a short review on why you enjoy doing business with them. These businesses have been the most popular with Westchase Patch readers so far, with two or more 5-star reviews in our business directory: These businesses are all tied with one 5-star rating and one review: These eight businesses all have one 5-star rating: Are you a business owner or…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
A look at what's happening with businesses in Westchase and surrounding neighborhoods
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care and Great Art and Frame, two of Westchase's favorite small businesses, are claiming new addresses. After being at the same Montague Street location for five years, Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford's office is now located at 9912 W. Linebaugh Ave. between Sylvan Learning Center and West Park Dental Associates. "After being in the same location for over five years, we had outgrown the space," Warford told Patch. "Although we loved being on Montague St. there were improvements that we wanted to make to Bright Eyes that simply weren't possible without acquiring more space." The new location has hardwood floors and a vaulted ceiling giving it a more modern, spacious look. Warford plans to have an official grand …