IHOP Riverview, FL (Bloomingdale & Watson) coming soon

SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – An IHOP Restaurant is underway to be built across the street from the new Circle K gas station on the North-West corner of West Bloomingdale Ave. and Watson Rd. in Riverview, FL.

Most IHOP restaurants are open 24-hours and popular for their tasty breakfast plates and dinners served around the clock.

NW Corner of West Bloomingdale Ave & Watson Road
Riverview, FL 33578
www.ihop.com | Google Maps


Halloween Costume Contest for Cats & Dogs at CARE Animal Shelter, Ruskin

C.A.R.E Animal Shelter is having a photo costume contests for both cats and dogs that will be held on different days located at the CARE Animal Shelter at 1528 27th Street SE, Ruskin, FL.

Email photos of your furry friends in costumes ASAP at jkmartin@yahoo.com

For more info call C.A.R.E Animal Shelter at (813) 645-2273

BOO! BASH Photo Contest for Cats

OCT 20th, 2016 – 10 am to 1 pm

C.A.R.E Animal Shelter
1528 27th St SE, Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-2273

10.15.2016 - Boo Bash 2016 CARE Animal Shelter Ruskin/photonews247.com
Boo Bash 2016 CARE Animal Shelter Ruskin/photo credit by C.A.R.E Animal Shelter


BOO! BASH Photo Contest for Dogs

OCTOBER 22, 2016 – 10 am to 1 pm

For more info call C.A.R.E Animal Shelter at (813) 645-2273

C.A.R.E Animal Shelter
1528 27th St SE, Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 645-2273

Boo Bash October 22, 2016 10 am to 1 pm/photo credit CARE Animal Shelter
Boo Bash For Dogs by CARE Animal Shelter/photo credit CARE Animal Shelter

MiraBay Market, 🎃 Pumpkin Palooza! Apollo Beach, FL

The next MiraBay Market is Sunday, October 16th, 11am-3pm. The theme is Pumpkin Palooza! 🎃 The vendors are encouraged to decorate their booths and offer themed items… pumpkin spice jerky anyone?

There will be a pumpkin crafting contest at noon (limited to 12 participants). If you are interested in participating in the contest, visit the information table at 11:30 am on Sunday 10/16. First place wins a prize bundle that contains products from businesses who participate in the MiraBay Market!

SHOPPING – Produce, Art, Retail and more…
Stop by the market the 3rd Sunday of each month to find fresh fruit & vegetables, local raw honey, handmade cold pressed soap, beef jerky, beard & beauty products, diverse styles of jewelry, clothing for kids and adults, children’s books, and art (like handmade glass art, wood working & acrylic paintings).

FOOD VENDORS – with vegan and gluten-free options
Grab a bite to eat for lunch. Vendors will be serving hot french fries, healthy vegan food, awesome sandwiches off the grill, cool slushes and delicious custom cupcakes (gluten-free options!) & more. There’s something for the whole family.

Local photographers are welcome to come to the market to take photos of the vendors and overall market to add to your portfolio. MiraBay is a beautiful waterfront community.

Keep updated with emailed newsletters by signing up at mirabaymarket.com/newsletter

facebook.com/mirabaymarket | instagram.com/mirabaymarket

MiraBay Market
Third Sunday of Every Month | 11am-3pm
 107 Manns Harbour Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

MiraBay Market @ MiraBay Club
107 Manns Harbour Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572
MiraBayMarket.com | Google Maps


The Dog House Ruskin moves to US-41 & 1st

The Dog House And More, featuring a variety of hot dogs, ribs, burgers, fish and more, has relocated from Shell Point to the former Paramount Pools property on the corner of US-41 and 1st Avenue NW across from Family Dollar in Ruskin, FL.

The Dog House closed on Saturday, September 17th on Shell Point and reopened at on US-41 on Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 2016.

The Dog House And More
106 N U.S. Hwy 41, Ruskin, FL 33570
(813) 419-4325
facebook.com/The-Dog-House | Google Maps


Restaurants, Retail proposed on former Cox Lumber property

SOUTHSHORE / APOLLO BEACH, FL – Three restaurants anchored by a 40,000 square ft. retail store are being proposed on the former Cox Lumber Company property at the Southwest corner of US-41 and Villemaire Road in Apollo Beach, FL.

A demolition crew dismantled the Cox Lumber warehouse in July of 2015 to make way for the new development. See aerial view of property in new window provided by Google Maps.

Retail & Restaurants (proposed)
5150 N US Highway 41, Apollo Beach, FL 33572



iFLY Tampa (coming soon)

BRANDON, FL – iFLY Tampa is an indoor skydiving facility under construction by ARCO | Murray  and Ripa next to TopGolf and the future Brandon HealthPlex located on 10740 Palm River Road in Brandon, FL.

Flying is FUN, SAFE and THRILLING for ages 3 to 103
Winds up to 175 mph generated

Arco Murray Construction Company, a leader in the design/build industry, has updated construction photos of the new iFly Tampa at:
http://arcomurraycc.com/ifly-tampa-under-construction/ The cost of the project is estimated around 1.7 million.

iFLY Tampa
10740 Palm River Road, Brandon, FL 33619
https://www.iflyworld.com | Google Maps


First Watch, Riverview, FL (coming soon)

SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – First Watch, The Daytime Cafe, is under construction on US Highway 301 at Summerfield Crossing Blvd. in
Riverview, FL.

First Watch offers complimentary newspapers and WiFi; it’s the place where they set a whole pot of coffee at your table.

The new First Watch Restaurant will be sharing a small stripmall with Tijuana Flats and Mattress Firm as well.

First Watch – Yeah, it’s fresh ™ 
13013 S. US-301, Riverview, FL 33578
www.firstwatch.com | Google Maps


Brandon HealthPlex (2017)

BRANDON, FL – Construction of Brandon HealthPlex by ARCO / Murray Construction Company is well underway on Palm River Road next to TopGolf and down the street from Bass Pro in Brandon, FL.

UPDATE: iFLY indoor skydiving under construction next to TopGolf and Brandon HealthPlex

Read detailed article and renderings at:

TGH Brandon HealthPlex
10740 Palm River Road Tampa, Fl 33619
www.tgh.org | Google Maps


Marco’s Pizza, Apollo Beach, FL (opens)

APOLLO BEACH, FL – Marco’s Pizza  in the MiraBay Village Shopping Center where Winn Dixie resides on US-41 in Apollo Beach, FL.

Liner Construction LLC managed the renovations for Marco’s Pizza in a retail space that sits between Winn Dixie and Marco’s Nail Salon. Marco’s Pizza opened in late August 2016.

Hours of Operation (may vary)
Mon – Thur: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 12:00am
Sun: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Marco’s Pizza
260 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
www.marcos.com | Google Maps


Navy Federal Credit Union, Riverview, FL (Oct, 24)

SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – The Navy Federal Credit Union is scheduled to open Oct. 24, 2016 next to Publix in the Pavilion Crossing shopping center at the intersection of US-301 and S. Falkenburg in Riverview, FL.

Scherer Construction of St. Petersburg built the new stand-alone building and lots of people are excited that we have one now in the SouthShore area.

Navy Federal Credit Union
3700 US-301, Riverview, FL 33578
www.navyfederal.org | Google Map


Publix at Southshore Village, 19th & US-41, Ruskin

SOUTHSHORE / RUSKIN, FL – Hawkins Construction is managing the construction of the new Publix at Southshore Village at the northwest corner of U.S.-41 N. and 19th Ave N.E. across the street from McDonald’s in Southshore, FL.

Brian West, Media and Community Relations Manager for Publix Super Markets, sent a quote via email that read:

We’re very excited to bring a Publix to the area, and look forward to serving our Southshore customers.

1941 Development LLC, from Lakeland, purchased the 24-acre property for $2,472,000 back in 2006 (12/01/06) according to Hillsborough County records. Plans were drawn in 2007 for a shopping center but were stalled.

New construction plans were drawn out for a Publix at Southshore Village shopping center by the Genesis Group in May of 2015.

Hawkins Construction Inc. is managing the construction here and at the Publix on 301 & Symmes in Riverview as well.

The Ruskin location could be finished as early as fall of 2016 weather permitting.

Publix at Southshore Village (store listing)

Publix 46,031 sq ft
A101 Publix Liquors 1,200 sq ft
A103 Posh Nails & Spa 1,200 sq ft
A105 China 1 1,200 sq ft
A107 Great Clips 1,200 sq ft
New B101 Papa Johns Pizza 1,200 sq ft
B103 AVAILABLE 1,200 sq ft
New B105-107 Zpan Steak House & Sushi Japanese Restaurant 2,400 sq ft
B109 H&R Block 1,200 sq ft
OP A 1.50 AC
OP B SunTrust Bank 1.50 AC
New– OP C Burger King
TOTAL 56,831 sq ft

See full listing and brouchere at crossmanco.com/Southshore-Village-Flyer.pdf

JAN 2016: Ripa clears land
FEB 2016: Hawkin Construction on site
MAR 2016: Permits issued to HAWKINS CONST INC on 3.15.2016
ARP 2016: Foundation and walls for Publix visible from US-41
JUL 2016: Burger Kings, Papa Johns coming to SouthShore Village

Leasing Contact:
Sandra Woodworth 813.210.7509

Publix Southshore Village (Publix #1260)
5018 N U.S. Hwy 41 & 19th Avenue NW, Ruskin, Florida 33570


City Wine Bar, Seminole Heights Tampa (opens)

SEMINOLE HEIGHTS / TAMPA, FL – City Wine Bar is holding their Grand Opening Oct 21, 22, and 23 located in a strip mall located on the corner of North Florida and Minnehaha Street next to Revolution Ice Cream in Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL.

GRAND OPENING City Wine Bar, Seminole Heights

Come visit the new location and enjoy Complimentary Wine Tasting Tables during the following times!
Friday, October 21 - 6-9pm
Saturday, October 22 - 6-9pm
Sunday, October 23 - 6-9pm

City Wine Bar
6703 North Florida Ave, 33603 Tampa
(813) 999-4966
facebook.com/SeminoleHeightsCityWineBar | Google Maps



RIVERVIEW / SOUTHSHORE, FL –  The Goodrich Riverview 14 GDX Theater is slated to open in late November 2016 at 10550 East Bay Rd. in Gibsonton, FL.

UPDATES: Stay updated on their OFFICIAL Facebook page at: facebook.com/GoodrichRiverview

The theater is part of a 30-acre lot development called Gibsonton Square located between Interstate 75 and Walmart Supercenter on Gibsonton Drive in Riverview, FL.

It’s a $20 million project slated to be done in 2016 if everything goes as planned and weather permitting. See the site plans drawn up by the Strathmore Developing Company.

WHAT’S GDX? GDX stands for Giant Digital eXperience, and Riverview will have one of these along with 13 other smaller screens. The GDX theater will feature an 80 foot-wide, floor-to-ceiling screen and a Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound systems with 50 speakers that you will literally feel.

The Goodrich Quality 14-Screen Theater Complex will include Bobby G’s Bar & Grill that will sell food and drinks that you will be able to bring inside any one of the 14 theaters.

Other tenants so far include Zaxby’s Chicken, T-Mobile, and Dunkin’ Donuts.

There will be multiple box offices with self-serve ticket counters near a very large concession stand that’s lined with self-serve refill stations for drinks.

The other Southshore theater under construction is the Xscape Riverview 14 on Progress Blvd, slated to open mid-2016.


  • Premium Dolby Atmos sound system
  • All stadium seating with big electric recliners
  • Reserved seating
  • State-of-the-art viewing with wall-to-wall screens


APRIL 2015: The Riverview 14 GDX Theater has marked its future construction site with a sign displaying a rendering of the theater along Gibsonton Drive next to the I-75 southbound on-ramp.

SEPTEMBER 2015: YouTube video of excavator/shovel clearing trees and debris at the construction site of the Riverview 14 GDX Theater across from Walmart Supercenter on Gibsonton Drive.

OCTOBER 2015: Excavation of trees and debris at GDX Theater construction site finished, now visible to the right while traveling southbound on I-75 when driving passed Gibsonton Rd.

DECEMBER 2015: Groundbreaking Ceremony Dec 3, 2015. Creates OFFICIAL Facebook page: facebook.com/GoodrichRiverview

JANUARY 2016: Permits approved on Jan 14, 2016 by Hillsborough County for Tri-North Builders to build Riverview 14 GDX Theater.

MAY 2016: Crane erects prefabricated walls for Riverview 14 Theater

JULY 2016: Announced Opening for November 2016 on Facebook page

SEPTEMBER 2016: Tri North Construction aerial view of construction site published on YouTube.com

Press release www.goodrichqualitytheaters.com.
Site plan www.strathmoredev.com

RIVERIVEW 14 Theater
10550 E Bay Rd, Gibsonton, FL 33534
goodrichqualitytheaters.com | Google Maps


Publix Riverview (301 & Symmes) Now Open

SOUTHSHORE /RIVERVIEW, FL- A Publix Super Market opened September 29, 2016 in the new Rivercrest Commons Shopping Center at 11460 US-301 in the Riverview neighborhood of South Shore, FL.

All the new construction in Riverview is due to the steady-flow of people moving into the area. Riverview’s Population grew at a rate of 490.36% between 2000 – 2010 and currently ranks #6 for one of the fastest growing cities in the state of Florida according to USA.com.

In charge of developing the 15.31 acres was Jim Dunphy CCIM of Dunphy Properties. Hawkins Construction Inc. help with the construction at this location and for the Publix at Southshore Village in Ruskin as well.

HIRING: Read more on how to apply at a new store at

TENANT LISTING (coming soon)
◊ Casablanca Spa
◊ East Wok
◊ Majik Touch Dry Cleaners
◊ Hair Cuttery
◊ Marco’s Pizza
◊ Mathnasium

Any question on leasing store space can be directed to Sr. Leasing Associate Joe Tyszko from Insite Real Estate.

Publix Super Market
11460 US-301, Riverview, FL 33569
Main: (813) 671-9121
Pharmacy: (813) 671-9551
Liquor: (813) 671-9341
www.publix.com | Google Maps

VIDEO: A short video clip was created in April 2015 before construction.


Aldi, Wimauma, FL (SR-674 & US 301)

SOUTHSHORE / WIMAUMA, FL – An Aldi discount grocery store, along with other retail/restaurant space, is under construction on the property where the former Village Plaza once stood before a demolition crew tore it down in April 2015 at the intersection of SR-674 and US-301.

According to Hillsborough County records, the property was purchased by Sun City Retail LLC. The land included a strip-mall, the Copper Penny, Boggs Jewelry and the Dentist office as well.

Aldi prices are similar to Lidl and Save-a-Lot, very affordable. Aldi carries their own brands and big name brands as well.

Sun City Center Retail LLC partnered with MQ Development for the Aldi project. An Aldi is being considered a few miles away at the corner of US-301 and Summerfield Crossing Blvd. in Riverview as well.

For leasing information, contact Denny Pentecost at (813) 546-0908.

4897 Sun City Center Blvd
Wimauma, FL 33573
www.aldi.us | Google Maps


Wawa 301 & 674 in Wimauma, FL (coming soon)

SOUTHSHORE / WIMAUMA, FL – A Wawa is under construction at the intersection of FL-674 and US-301 in Wimauma, FL.

The new Wawa is being built right across the street from the future Aldi shopping center where Boggs Jewelry and the Copper Penny Restaurant & Wooden Nickel Saloon once stood.

Jan 2015: Land purchased January 16, 2015 for 3 million by LG HWY 301 & SUN CITY LLC.

Feb 2016: R.E. Beckner Construction, Inc. partitions off construction site and starts clearing property.

Mar 2016: ‘Wawa Coming Soon’ sign on construction site

Sep 2016: Sewer system underground getting ready to build steel frame: YouTube video

In 2015, there were two Wawa stores that opened in Southshore and both on U.S. 301: Wawa at 9615 Hwy 301 and the Wawa in Summerfield Crossings Shopping Center.

Wawa started building stores in the Tampa and Orlando area in 2013 and specualted to have 100 stores in Florida by 2016.

Wawa US-301 & FL-674
Store #5198
16620 S. US 301
Wimauma, FL 33598

Menswear & Tux, Brandon, FL (coming soon)

BRANDON, FL – Menswear & Tux is moving into the former ReMax space in the same strip mall where Outback Steakhouse resides on the corner of Gornto Lake Rd. and W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL.

Menswear & Tux
2020 W Brandon Blvd #109, Brandon, FL 33511
facebook.com/Menswear-Tux | Google Direction

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

TAMPA, FL – The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is always upgrading machines, technology, adding more parking and more hotel rooms to serve its customers better located at at the corner of Hillsborough Ave. & Orient Road in Tampa, FL.

The Casino is currently building a new multilevel parking lot to serve more customers.

Parking at the casino cost $10 dollars cash or $10 worth of comp points. Another way you can earn free parking is to spend more than $50 at any casino restaurant and your parking will be free.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 627-7625
seminolehardrocktampa.com | Google Maps

Big Bend Solar, Apollo Beach, FL

The Big Bend Solar Facility, currently under construction, can be viewed along the west side of US-41, just south of Big Bend Road next to the ABC Supply building in Apollo Beach, FL.

The strip of land being used for the solar facility is located between US-41 and Dickman Road. On Dickman Road the solar plant will be south of the Manatee Viewing Center and the Big Bend Power Station as well.

The 200,000 solar panels will generate 23-megawatts, which is enough to power 3,300 homes.

The solar panels are being built on 125 acres of land owned by Tampa Electric (TECO). When completed, this will be the biggest solar panel array in the Tampa Bay area.

It is scheduled to be finished in May of 2017 if everything goes as planned.

Read all the articles by Burns & McDonnell referencing Big Bend Solar.

Big Bend Solar Facility (coming 2017)
6906 US-41, Apollo Beach, FL 33572