Month: November 2015

  • Dunkin’ Donuts W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa (24-hrs)

    Dunkin’ Donuts W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa (24-hrs)

    TAMPA, FL – rev Jan 10, 2016:  A 24-hour Dunkin’ Donuts opened on December 21, 2015 at 1622 W. Kennedy Blvd in Tampa, FL. Hours: Mon-Sun: 24 Hours Dunkin’ Donuts 1622 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606 813-253-3322 www.dunkindonuts.com | Google Maps

  • Twistee Treat, Valrico, FL (opens)

    Twistee Treat, Valrico, FL (opens)

    VALRICO, FL – Twistee Treat ice cream is now open across from LA Fitness at the Brandon Blvd Shoppes strip mall on S.R. 60 in Valrico, FL. Brandon Blvd Shoppes includes LA Fitness, China Star, Subway, Sun Hill Optical and more. Store Hours Sunday – Thursday 11:30am to 10:30pm Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 11:00pm Twistee Treat Brandon Blvd…

  • Mini streetcar sponsored by Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises, Tampa

    Mini streetcar sponsored by Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises, Tampa

    CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – The streetcar sculpture displayed on Channelside Drive is sponsored by Yacht StarShip Dinner Cruise in downtown Tampa, FL. The artist that painted this one-of-a-kind exhibit was Rob Sardella who took part in the artLOUD Project called the Streetcar Sculpture Challenge, organized by the CREW Of Tampa Bay.

  • Model streetcar displayed along tracks at Channelside Bay Plaza

    Model streetcar displayed along tracks at Channelside Bay Plaza

    CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – NOV 30, 2015: A streetcar sculpture featuring the history of Tampa will be displayed for about a year along the tracks that run up and down Channelside Drive in front of Hooters restaurant in Tampa, FL. The model streetcar was brilliantly painted by Artist Tim Boatright and sponsored by Franklin Street Properties. The miniature streetcars placed around…

  • Streetcar Sculpture by Matt Callahan on Channelside Dr

    Streetcar Sculpture by Matt Callahan on Channelside Dr

    CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – A streetcar sculpture was painted creatively by Artist Matt Callahan that will be on display on the sidewalk of the Channelside Bay Plaza shopping center in Tampa, FL. The featured sponsors painted on the model streetcar are Splitsville Luxury Lanes, Hablo Taco and the Boathouse Bar, all located at Channelside Bay Plaza on Channelside…

  • Dunkin Donuts, Hwy 301, Riverview, FL (opens)

    Dunkin Donuts, Hwy 301, Riverview, FL (opens)

    SOUTHSHORE / RIVERVIEW, FL – Dunkin Donuts, built by Ash Enterprises Inc, is now open in the Summerfield Square shopping center next to T-Mobile on US-301 S. in Riverview, FL. The Dunkin Donuts inside the Speedway Gas Station on Big Bend Road  closed once they moved to the new location. There is currently four Dunkin Donuts in…

  • The Little Gem Saloon, New Orleans

    The Little Gem Saloon, New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOV 29, 2015: The Little Gem Saloon features performances by local jazz artists and serves Creole food in a old-style tavern themed around 1903 in New Orleans, LA. The Little Gem Saloon 445 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 267-4863 www.littlegemsaloon.com | Google Maps

  • Streetcar sculpture by Terry Klaaren in Channelside

    Streetcar sculpture by Terry Klaaren in Channelside

    CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – NOV 28, 2015: Immerse yourself in this streetcar sculpture beautifully painted by Terry Klaaren that sits in front of Visit Tampa Bay in Channelside Tampa, FL. These artistic sculptures are all over the downtown area that were part of an artLOUD Project called the Streetcar Sculpture Challenge organized by Crew of Tampa Bay.

  • Victory Lofts, Channelside Tampa

    Victory Lofts, Channelside Tampa

    CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – NOV 28, 2015: Victory Lofts feature open floor plans with polished floors, twelve foot ceilings and exposed duct work for around $1,800/mo in the Channel District of Tampa, FL. Victory Lofts 101 North 12th Street, Tampa, Florida 33602 813.422.5555 www.channelside.com

  • The Pythian Apartments, New Orleans, LA (2016)

    The Pythian Apartments, New Orleans, LA (2016)

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Pythian Apartments will be a combined mixed-use building with affordable units, commercial and retail space at street level along Loyola Avenue in downtown New Orleans. The Pythian affordable housing development is a much needed concept for people with jobs that make too much to qualify for subsidized housing but cannot afford to pay…

  • Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Florida

    Sacred Heart Church, Tampa, Florida

    DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – NOV 27, 2015:  Sacred Heart Church broke ground on February 16, 1898 and was dedicated on January 15, 1905 in downtown Tampa, FL. The Romanesque-style structure cost $300,000 to build at the time and is one of the oldest churches in Tampa today. Sacred Heart Church 509 N Florida Ave, Tampa,…

  • Le Méridien Tampa

    Le Méridien Tampa

    TAMPA, FL – The Le Meridien Tampa is a luxury European-style hotel in a century-old federal courthouse building in downtown Tampa, FL. The courthouse was built in 1902 and was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on June 7, 1974. It was renovated into a 130-room hotel while keeping the original architecture making this hotel the only…

  • Paddywagon Irish Pub, Tampa, FL

    Paddywagon Irish Pub, Tampa, FL

    DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – NOV 27, 2015 – Paddywagon Irish Pub is a pet-friendly bar that sells beer and whiskey with lots of TV’s to watch your favorite sports located in The Element Apartment building at street level at the corner of Tampa Street and Cass Street in downtown Tampa,FL. Paddywagon Irish Pub 813 N Tampa…

  • The Beacon Apartments 2016, New Orleans

    The Beacon Apartments 2016, New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOV 22, 2015: The Beacon at South Market loft apartments are currently under constructions, slated to be done in early 2016 located on Girod Street in New Orleans, LA. The Beacon has five floors with units featuring high ceiling and modern conveniences in one and two bedroom layouts. THE BEACON at South Market Loft…

  • USS Alabama Battleship, voted #1 Attraction

    USS Alabama Battleship, voted #1 Attraction

    MOBILE, AL – NOV 22, 2015: The USS Alabama BB-60 WWII Battleship is the #1 attraction in Alabama where visitors can explore the historic ship on self-guided tours located at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL. USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park USS Alabama (BB‑60) 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, AL 36603 (251) 433-2703 www.ussalabama.com/

  • Cafe Adelaide, New Orleans, LA

    Cafe Adelaide, New Orleans, LA

    NEW ORLEANS, FL – Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar serves American style and modern Creole fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the luxurious Loews Hotel in New Orleans, LA. The cheapest item on the menu are sides that start at $5. Next in line are the soups and salads both starting at $8. The…

  • Streetcar sculpture in Tampa’s Gaslight Park

    Streetcar sculpture in Tampa’s Gaslight Park

    DOWNTOWN / TAMPA, FL – NOV 21, 2015: A streetcar sculpture mimicking Tampa’s skyline was placed in Lykes Gaslight Park on Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, FL. The creative artwork was sponsored by the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) of Tampa Bay, part of the artLOUD Project.

  • ChappellRoberts Advertising sponsors streetcar sculpture

    ChappellRoberts Advertising sponsors streetcar sculpture

    DOWNTOWN TAMPA, FL – A colorful streetcar sculpture, sponsored by the ChappellRoberts Advertising Agency, is anchored to the sidewalk on the corner of Madison Avenue and Tampa Street at the BB&T Park Tower building in downtown Tampa, FL. The sculpture is one of 41 streetcars in the artLOUD Project that are, for now, on the streets of Tampa, FL. This…

  • Case Contracting builds The Fitzgerald, Channelside

    Case Contracting builds The Fitzgerald, Channelside

    TAMPA, FL -Case Contracting is building The Fitzgerald, 7 story luxury apartment complex in Channelside slated to by completed sometime in 2017. Case Contracting specializes in building large-scale commercial buildings and residential high rise apartments in Florida and beyond. Case Contracting Company 2311 Turkey Creek Rd, Plant City, FL 33566 (813) 754-3477 casecontracting.com | Google Maps

  • The Streetcar Sculptures in Tampa, FL

    The Streetcar Sculptures in Tampa, FL

    TAMPA, FL – Streetcar sculptures, with small murals along the sides that depict Tampa’s history, can now be found along the sidewalks in different areas of downtown Tampa, Florida. The streetcars were painted and decorated by local artist in an event called the Streetcar Sculpture Challenge, part of the ArtLOUD Project organized by CREW (Commercial…

  • Historic Central Ave will be featured in Perry Harvey Park

    Historic Central Ave will be featured in Perry Harvey Park

    DOWNTOWN / TAMPA, FL –  NOV 11, 2015: Perry Harvey Park is being completely renovated in a master plan called the Encore Project that will feature Central Avenue when it was still booming decades ago in Tampa, FL. At one time Central Avenue was a main thoroughfare that was lined with thriving businesses and entertainment venues owned mainly by…

  • Boca Brandon Restaurant, built by The Perry Company [VIDEO]

    Boca Brandon Restaurant, built by The Perry Company [VIDEO]

    BRANDON / RIVERVIEW, FL – The Boca Kitchen Bar Market is the new 5,000-square-foot restaurant, built by The Perry Company, located in the Winthrop Town Centre on Sullivan Rd, on the border of Brandon and Riverview, FL. Construction is on schedule to be completed for Boca’s December 2015 Grand Opening. This is a popular South Tampa…

  • Boca Kitchen Bar Market, Riverview, FL

    Boca Kitchen Bar Market, Riverview, FL

    BRANDON / RIVERVIEW, FL – Boca Kitchen Bar Market held its soft opening on Sunday, Dec 27, 2015 in the beautiful Winthrop Town Centre at the corner of Bloomingdale Ave. and Sullivan St. in Riverview, FL. I visited the job site on December 13, 2015 and spoke with Ed, the on-site electrician. Ed told me that every light in…

  • Revolution Ice Cream, Seminole Heights

    Revolution Ice Cream, Seminole Heights

    SEMINOLE HEIGHTS / TAMPA, FL – Revolution Ice Cream Company has opened it second ice cream parlor at 6701 N. Florida Avenue next to The City Wine Bar in Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL. Revolution Ice Cream Co. 6701 North Florida Avenue, Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL (813) 857-3250 revicecream.com | Google Maps

  • The Slade Channelside Apartments

    The Slade Channelside Apartments

    CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – Slade Channelside Apartments is located in the Channel District, a progressive neighborhood adjacent to the Port of Tampa and Tampa’s business district. The 2015 Fall Special had monthly rent starting from $1,475 to $2,525. Slade Channelside Apartments 1190 E Washington St, Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 330-2116 thesladetampa.com | Google Maps

  • Duckweed Urban Grocery, Channelside (opens)

    Duckweed Urban Grocery, Channelside (opens)

    CHANNELSIDE / TAMPA, FL – The new Duckweed Urban Grocery store is now open on 12th Street in The Place at Channelside, a residential apartment complex in the Channel District of Tampa, FL. The new Duckweed Urban Grocery is a small 2000-sq-ft grocery store but fully stocked with everything one might need: meats, raw milk, eggs, dairy, veggie pops and locally-made artisan chocolates from…

  • Rubio’s Coastal Grill Restaurant coming to Tampa, FL

    Rubio’s Coastal Grill Restaurant coming to Tampa, FL

    TAMPA, FL – rev Dec 27, 2015: Rubio’s Coastal Grill Restaurants, known for fish tacos, are expanding to the East Coast and slated to be operating in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and South Florida by the spring of 2016. Rubio’s agree to purchased eight Lime Fresh Mexican Grill’s located in Florida from Ruby Tuesday. Rubio’s will convert…

  • Bask & Tes One turn lifeless garage into colorful work of art

    Bask & Tes One turn lifeless garage into colorful work of art

    DOWNTOWN / TAMPA, FL – NOV 9, 2015: Nationally celebrated artists, Leon Ales ‘Bask‘ Hostomsky of St. Petersburg and ‘Tes One‘ Bedore of Tampa, were commissioned by City Hall to paint a whimsical theme called ‘Stay Curious’ on the William F. Poe Parking Garage adjacent to the Museum of Art in downtown Tampa, FL. The garage needed to painted…

  • Streetcar Sculpture at Columbia Restaurant on 7th Avenue

    Streetcar Sculpture at Columbia Restaurant on 7th Avenue

    YBOR CITY / TAMPA, FL – NOV 12, 2015: A streetcar sculpture is anchored on a pedestal in front of the Columbia Restaurant on the corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, FL. Columbia Restaurant sponsored this particular work created by a local artist that took part in this…

  • Moe’s Southwest Grill, Brandon, FL (opens)

    Moe’s Southwest Grill, Brandon, FL (opens)

    BRANDON, FL – revised Dec 14, 2015: Moe’s Southwest Grill Restaurant is now open at 1011 Brandon Boulevard in Brandon, Florida. Moe’s is a fast-casual restaurant that serves fresh made-to-order Southwest food such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salads. The first thing you will hear when you walk in is, “Welcome To Moe’s” with an enthusiastic voice. It’s…