Thursday, January 24, 2013
A look at the comings and goings on the Westchase business scene.
It's part cool man cave, part old school barbershop - straight razors and all. Rigby's Barbershop opened in Westchase in December. It's located at 11655 Countryway Blvd. The barbershop has a sleek modern edge, with flat screen televisions (always tuned to a sporting event), Craftsmen bar stools and industrial decor from the floor to the ceiling beams. It oozes maleness and that's just what owner Shawna Struble wanted. The Westchase resident has been a barber for years. She noticed Westchase lacked a non-chain, upscale barbershop for men. "I wanted to provide a place where men could get a real haircut," Struble said. "We want to give the men the same experience women might get in a spa or salon, but we're providing it for a man." Let Patch …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Had a good (or not so good) experience at a Westchase business? We want to hear about it.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The closings will take place in February.
Several local Sweetbay Supermarkets are among 33 under-performing stores in Florida scheduled to close in February, the grocer's parent company announced Wednesday. The stores are at: According to TBO, around 2,000 people will lose their jobs in Florida as a result of the closings. "They are simply underperforming stores," said Sweetbay spokeswoman Nicole LeBeau. "Some of them, the leases were coming up, and just based on the sales of the stores they were selected." The Delhaize Group, which owns Sweetbay, made the announcement Wednesday as it released its 2012 annual report. Other stores in the region closing are: What do you think about the closings? Will you miss Sweetbay? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Tell us about a recent experience you've had at a Westchase business.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
We asked our Facebook readers to tell us what their favorite new Westchase business was this year. Here are a few of their answers.
Several new businesses came to the area this year. We asked our Westchase Patch Facebook readers which they thought was the best. Here's what they had to say: Penny Geiger wrote "Dunkin Donuts." Amanda Karson wrote "Surf Shack!" Christina Rio Patterson wrote "Greek City Cafe and Surf Shack." So, what is your answer? What was the best business to come to Westchase in 2012?
Monday, December 24, 2012
Find out who is open for the holidays.
Need to get some last-minute ingredients for your famous Christmas dinner? Westchase area grocery stores are happy to oblige. Here’s a look at who’s open and who’s not Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Publix Sweetbay Winn-Dixie Do you know of other closings in the Westchase area? Know of stores that are open? Share your finds in the comments section.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Had a good experience? We want to hear it. Had a bad experience? We want to hear that too.
Did you know one of the best things about Westchase Patch is our Business Directory. We have more than 500 Westchase area businesses listed there, along with addresses, hours and information about what those businesses provide. What's more you can rate those businesses to help people coming to our area know where to go for everything from a date night to a medical check up. Patch reader Natalie recently wrote this about Siam Thai: "We've had great experience with lunch, take out, and dinner! The duck has been great as well as the fish. The pad thai is standard, curries are spicy, and overall very friendly. Plus wine prices are spot on!" It's super easy to review a business. Here are the steps: There is no limit to how many businesses you …
Friday, August 17, 2012
There's a lot happening on the Westchase business scene. We give you the scoop.
The West Park Village Starbucks is changing its weekend hours. The location at 10118 Montague St. used to open 5:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. seven days a week. Starting Aug. 25, they will open at 6:00 a.m. on the weekends. The weekend early mornings were really slow, a Barista told Patch. Speaking of West Park Village, The Village Market Cafe (formally West Park Bagel) is now serving dinner. The location at 10110 Montague St. launched the dinner menu this week and it's proved to be a hit. The menu consist of comfort foods like pot roast, roast pork and rotisserie chicken. Wednesday's are extra special when the market serves 1 pound of snow crabs with corn on the cob for dinner. Did we mention all the meals are just $8.99? After eating all that good…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Jason and Carla Benintendi are the owners of Christian Brothers Automotive, which opened Wednesday.
After spending almost 20 years in the customer service business, Jason Benintendi had a desire to open his own business. So after living in Tulsa, Okla., for almost his entire life, Benintendi relocated his family, including wife, Carla, and two children to Tampa. The family opened the doors on their new business Christian Brothers Automotive on Wednesday at 12949 Race Track Road. "We look forward to greeting each and every customer and personally tending to their questions and concerns,” he said. “We believe in what Christian Brothers Automotive stands for and want to reach out to our community and provide a high level of customer service—which has been my background for many years.” The couple saw their friends in Texas open and operate …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The West Park Village storefront is now vacant. What type of business would you like to see in this location?
We reported earlier this week that the paint-your-own ceramic studio Made By Me had closed. Now the store front at 9872 W. Linebaugh Ave. sits vacant. West Park Village is a hot property in the area, with several long-time well known tennants like Couture USA, Catch Twenty Three and Bright Eyes Family Vision Care. So, what do you think should go here?