Culver’s, Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL (tentative)

SOUTHSHORE/RIVERVIEW, FL – Culver’s, known for its signature Butterburgers and frozen cystard, is in tentative plans to be built adjacent to the Winn-Dixie shopping center on Big Bend Road, just east of US-301 in Riverview, FL.

See an aerial view on Google Maps of the vacant land where Culver’s may soon reside.

Culver’s Restaurant
Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL
culvers.com | Google Maps


Taco Bell, SouthShore Village, 19th & 41 (coming soon)

SOUTHSHORE, FL – A Taco Bell will join the list of restaurants in the new SouthShore Village shopping center on 19th and US-41.

The new Taco Bell will be a free standing building between the future SunTrust Bank and the Ruskin VFW Memorial Post 6287 along US-41.

The latest Taco Bell to open in SouthShore was in Riverview in the Summerfield Crossings shopping center anchored by Bealls at Big Bend and US-301.


Updates: GQT Riverview 14, iFLY, Brandon Healthplex

VIDEO UPDATE: construction in SouthShore and Brandon, FL.

iFLY Tampa is now open and construction is coming to a close at both the Brandon HealthPlex facility and the Goodrich Theater Riverview 14.

Brandon HealthPlex (Opening February 2017)
10740 Palm River Road, Brandon FL, 33619

iFLY Tampa (Now Open)
10654 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 773-4359

Goodrich GDX Theatre (Opening 2017)
10550 East Bay Rd
Gibsonton, Florida
(616) 698-7733

Camera: Cannon SX710 on tripod
Setting: Miniature Mode/Time Laps
Software: Movie Maker by Microsoft (free)

Song “Banjo Hop”
by Audionautix
From YouTube’s free audio library

filmed on December 3, 2016 by photonews247.com


Resturants, retail coming to SouthShore, FL

VIDEO UPDATE: construction in SouthShore FL….

The video shows construction in the SouthShore neighborhoods of Riverview, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center, Wimauma and Ruskin, FL.

Retail and Restaurants Filmed
› Wawa at 301 & 674 (coming soon)
› Aldi at 301 and 674 (coming soon)
› First Watch, Tijuana Flats, Mattress Firm on 301 near Big Bend (coming soon)
› Taco Bell Riverview on 301 at Summerfield Crossing (now open)
› Thortons Gas Station, Jersey Mike Subs, Pizza Hut on Big Bend Road in front of East Coast Pizza (coming soon)

Music by Jingle Punks
Song: “The Driving Force” from YouTubes free audio library

Camera: Canon SX710 fixed on tripod
Settings: Miniature Mode
Editing Software: Movie Maker by Microsoft (free)

Filmed on November 30, 3016 by photonews247.com


Thornton’s, Riverview, FL (Big Bend & Lincoln)

SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – A Thornton’s gas station and a six-unit strip mall name Big Bend Retail Center will soon be under construction at the corner of Big Bend & Lincoln Road (just west of Tuffy Auto) in Riverview, FL.

Thorntons, Big Bend Retail Center, Riverview, FL/Google Maps Copyright 2016
Thorntons & Big Bend Retail Center, Riverview, FL/Google Maps Copyright 2016

Future tenants for the strip mall at this time include a Chipotle, a Pizza Hut and a Jersey Mike’s Subs. See an aerial view of the property on Google Maps. (its the grassy section across Lincoln Street from Tuffy Auto)

Spencer and Associates Architecture, Inc, AIA 
1950 Lake Avenue SE, Unit B, Largo, FL 33771
Phone: (727) 449-2724

High Point Engineering (Thornton’s)

5300 W. Cypress Street, Suite 282, Tampa, Florida 33607
Phone: (813) 644-8333

Thorntons  & Big Bend Retail Center (coming soon)
10177-10185 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578
Google Maps


Menu Kountry Kitchen, Ruskin, FL

SOUTHSHORE / RUSKIN, FL – The Kountry Kitchen restaurant is now open featuring fresh and hearty home cooked meals at the former Grannies Restaurant space (that later became the The Skillet) at the corner of 5th Avenue & US-41 in the Ruskin, FL. Continue reading “Menu Kountry Kitchen, Ruskin, FL”


Twistee Treat, Riverview (301 & Big Bend)

SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – Twistee Treat ice cream will soon be under construction in the Summerfield Crossing shopping center in the parking lot next to Publix at US-301 and Big Bend Rd. in Riverview, FL.

The company has listed 19 new Florida locations coming soon that span from Cape Canaveral to Ocala Florida.

Twistee Treats
Summerfield Crossing
13122 S US-301, Riverview, FL 33578
twisteetreat.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


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
B105-107 Zpan Steak House & Sushi Japanese Restaurant 2,400 sq ft
B109 H&R Block 1,200 sq ft
New–  OP A  Taco Bell
OP B SunTrust Bank 1.50 AC
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)
5052 N U.S. Hwy 41 & 19th Avenue NW, Ruskin, Florida 33570
publix.com | Google Directions

Balm Farmers Market, Wimauma, FL

The GSM Balm Farmers Market features hand crafted gifts, fresh local produce, local honey, food vendors and more located at The Good Samaritan Mission at 14920 Balm Wimauma Road in Wimauma, FL.

First Saturday of each month through March 2017

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Next Farmers Market
Jan 7, 2017 from 10am to 2pm

GSM Balm Farmers Market
Good Samaritan Mission Inc
14920 Balm Wimauma Rd, Wimauma, FL 33598
(813) 634-7136
gsmission.org/events.html | Google Directions