Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The man was found Tuesday night at a Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office.
A 56 year old man shot and killed himself behind a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office located in Citrus Park on Tuesday night, according to law enforcement officials. The body of Claude Orozco who lived at 7320 Exter Way was found at about 9:15 p.m. by a deputy. The District III sheriff's office is located at 7202 Gunn Highway near the Westfield Citrus Park mall. Orozco was not a recent or past employee of the sheriff's department. The death is still under investigation.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Each week "Cheers, Westchase!" helps you kick off your weekend, highlighting either a beer, cocktail or wine you can find right here in the neighborhood.
Typically in "Cheers, Westchase!", we focus on locally-owned small businesses serving up unique wines, beers and cocktails. Today we veer off that path, if but for one day, and highlight a behemoth in the restaurant industry. But the reason for doing so is actually some really cool local news: Did you know that the Citrus Park Outback Steakhouse is the exclusive location in the country featuring the brand new "Outfront Bar?" Outfront Bar is new a concept that combines a bar and a kitchen, right out front, in the middle of the resaturant. Chefs prepare innovative bar food and unique, hand-crafted cocktails in the center of all the action. If you visit the Outfront bar, be sure try the new Blackberry Mojito. With a deep purple-y hue, the …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
A public meeting on the issue was held on May 30
Hillsborough County officials are still taking public comment regarding a trail extension at Ballyhoo Grill in Citrus Park after some residents expressing opinions during a May 30 meeting on the issue. Residents have until Friday, June 15, to submit comments about the project at Ehrlich Road and Gunn Highway, which proposes use of a limited crossing of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail to connect the restaurant's parking lots. The proposal also suggests using a portion of the trail right-of-way for parking. "We are going to take a synopsis of public comment for the Board of County Commissioners," said Steve Valdez, county spokesman. "It will go in late July, or the first meeting in August." Public comments can be made to Valdez by calling 813-635-…