New Fire Station, Wimauma, FL (coming soon)

SOUTHSHORE / WIMAUMA, FL – rev Feb 1, 2016:  The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station 22 will be getting a new building in Wimauma, Florida.

Fire Station 22 currently on 7th Street and will move to the new facility when construction is finished at the intersection of C.R. 579 and S.R. 674 in Wimauma, FL.

On January 27, 2016, a building permit was approved by Hillsborough County for CRS Building Corporation of St. Petersburg to move forward with the project.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Station 22 | 1120 7th St , Wimauma , FL 33598 | (813) 272-6600

Fire Station 22
6005 State Road 674, Wimauma, FL 33598

Traffic signal at El Rancho & Stoneham getting installed in Sun City Center


SOUTH SHORE/SUN CITY CENTER, Fla – Golf carts will have another place to cross Sun City Center Blvd (SR 674) when the new traffic signal gets installed at 674 and El Rancho/Stoneham Drive. There is work being done already at the intersection so it shouldn’t take long.

New traffic light being installed this summer on Sun City Center Blvd (SR 674) at El Rancho/Stoneham Dr/2015 copyright Google
New traffic light being installed this summer on Sun City Center Blvd (SR 674) at El Rancho/Stoneham Dr/2015 copyright Google

Publix Riverview (301 & Symmes) (opens)

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

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.

TENANT LISTING (coming soon)
◊ Casablanca Spa
◊ East Wok
◊ Majik Touch Dry Cleaners
◊ Hair Cuttery
◊ Marco’s Pizza
◊ Mathnasium
◊ Dunkin Donuts
◊ Fast Track Urgent Care
◊ Dunkin Donuts
◊ Heartland Dental

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

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

DQ Grille & Chill ‘Now Open’ in Riverview, FL

SOUTH SHORE/RIVERVIEW, FL. – The new Dairy Queen Grille & Chill Restaurant on Big Bend and 301 in Riverview had a sign out front that reads ‘Now Open’ for today’s Grand Opening (April 14, 2015). The doors opened at 11:00 am and the new restaurant had a stellar first day.

The video above was taken on one of the orientation days, just a few days before the Grand Opening.

Read what was on Big Bend DQ’s OFFICIAL Facebook page:

Join us Tuesday April 14 at 11AM when we officially open to the public! Be one of the first 100 people to buy a 10″ Blizzard Cake that day and get a free burger every week for a YEAR! Better line up early!!!

DQ Grille and Chill Restaurant | 13316 S US Highway 301 | Riverview, FL | (813) 671-2376 or (863) 256-9465 | Facebook |

Popeyes Chicken, Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL

RIVERVIEW / SOUTHSHORE, FL – Popeye’s Chicken opened on October 28, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. on 10551 Big Bend Road in Riverview Florida.

See the new Drive-Through Menu with prices at the Popeye’s Riverview location.

Popeye’s has had a great turnout since opening day. So good that staff members had to help direct cars safely through the parking for few weeks after its opening day.

Other cars and work trucks had to park in the adjacent Winn Dixie parking lots to avoid the traffic.

The new Popeyes is next to the Winn Dixie shopping center in The Shoppes of Southbay along Big Bend, right next door to the 7 Eleven.

The construction of Popeyes (Chicken) Louisiana Kitchen started in the first week of April in Riverview, FL.

The construction manager in charge of the Big Bend project built the Popeyes in Sun City Center as well.


4548 S. Semoran Blvd. Orlando, FL 32823
1046 Cypress Pkwy. Poinciana, FL 34759
5011 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kissimmee, FL 34746-5344
10551 Big Bend Rd. Riverview, FL 33578
4400 Palm Beacg Blvd., Ft Myers, FL 33905
3238 Fowler St., Ft Myers, FL 33901

Popeyes Lousiana Kitchen
10551 Big Bend Road, Riverview, FL 33579

Popeyes construction time-line photos below

Popeye’s Chicken, Sun City Center Blvd, FL (opens)

RUSKIN / SUN CITY CENTER, FL – Popeye’s Chicken held their Grand Opening today (Dec. 21, 2015) at 10:30 am located next to Denny’s at 3763 Sun City Center Blvd in Ruskin, FL.

I spoke with a nice gentleman on Dec. 19, the day they put the Grand Opening date on the sign, that said they had to remove the tall trees that ran along SR-674 due to the new electric poles that were installed. The original trees would have been too close to the wires.

The same gentleman, also, mentioned that they made the parking lot at the Ruskin location a little bigger than the Big Bend Riverview location.

One of the friendly landscapers said the owner had them plant small growing trees away from the power lines.

View menu prices at the new Popeye’s Riverview location.

POPEYE’S Timeline 
1. APRIL 2015: Pre-plan for a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen approved by Hillsborough County for Ruskin, FL.

2. APRIL 2015: Land purchased for $625,000 by POP FLORIDA PROPERTIES LLC.

3. MAY 2015: Construction site surveyed and leveled.

4. JUNE 2015: Permit issued to McAnally Construction Company to build Popeyes.

5. AUGUST 2015: Hiring sign posted at construction site with email to send applications:

6. DECEMBER 2015: Grand Opening to be held Dec 21, 2015 at 10:30 am.

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen
3763 Sun City Center Blvd, Ruskin, FL 33573

POPEYE’S Timeline Construction Photos

Verona Renaissance Community , Sun City Center, FL

SOUTH SHORE/SUN CITY CENTER, FL – The VERONA Renaissance neighborhood is the new gated community currently under construction on Chipper Drive in Sun City Center, FL. (video deleted)

Verona will consist of paired villas and single family homes with its own concrete pool within the gates of this upscale neighborhood.

Model homes are now on display and can be viewed daily. For more information call (813) 634-6400 or (888) 812-2990. See layout at

Dunkin’ Donuts, Sun City Center, FL

SUN CITY CENTER / SOUTHSHORE, FL – Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin Robbins opened its doors on Saturday, September 26, 2015 on 717 Cypress Village Blvd. in Sun City Center, Florida – right next to Beef ‘O’Brady’s.

See Drive-Through Menu with prices

Raj Mathure Construction built this one and is the same company that built a Dunkin’ Donuts in Palmetto and around 15 others, some from from the ground up and some being remodels.

HOURS: 5:00 am to 11:00 pm, open 7 days/wk.

Dunkin’ Donuts
717 Cypress Village Blvd
Sun City Center, FL 33573
menu |

The World’s Largest Food Truck Festival Ever 3! Tampa

TAMPA, Fla – World’s Largest Food Truck Festival Ever 3 drew almost 75 food trucks on March 28-29 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.

This is the third year in the making, presented by Jeremy and Candy Gomez from Generation Food Truck along with staff from the Florida State Fairgrounds.

Last year’s Food Truck Festival made history by setting a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Food Truck Parade on March 29, 2014. Mr Gomez mentioned on Facebook that they, “had 202 food trucks from all over the country last year.”

This year’s event was more about the overall family experience and quality of the food rather than the number of trucks. Mr Gomez humbly wrote on Facebook, “No need to break our own record this year.”

This year the food trucks were comfortably spread out along the Fairgrounds. It was a family affair that included a fun zone for kids with inflatable slides, bounce houses and more.

On Saturday, there were over 13,000 people that attended the food event; Sunday’s count is still undetermined.

The event was wonderful and a special thanks to Jeremy and Candy for making this year’s event even better.

COST: Free Admission
PARKING: $6.00
LIVE MUSIC: Randy McNeely and Radio Crime
CHILDREN: Kid’s Fun Zone (some costs)
SATURDAY: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SUNDAY: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There were three categories for the 2015 FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS that included Best Tasting Food, Most Unique Food and Best Presentation.

The Best Presentation: TROPICOOL

Below were some of the choices for the 2015 FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS. What was your favorite Food Truck this year? Tell us in the comment section below.

A Taste of Chicago | Anticquiteas and More | Bem Bom | Big Crush Slush Company | Bokados de mi Tierra | Chai Yo Thai Cuisine | Churroland | Churros Express | Claws & More | Cowboy Jim’s Cookies & Candies| Crab Daddy’s Surf & Turf | Croz’s Surfshack | Dirty Birds Wings on the Fly | Fire N Ice | Flaming Pizza | Fox Den Winery & Cellar | Frey Produce | Frozen Treats | Give and Grub | Hamburgers Gone Wild | Holy Cow! Burgers | Hott Mess | In-Law Subs | Island Delights | Island Vibes | Jerk Hut Jamaican Grille & Rhu | Kona Ice of Brandon | Kona Ice of Tampa | Krepelicious | Lemon Bar | Light My Fire Mobile Pizza Com | Lolo Ono Hawaiian Shave Ice | Mmm BAP | Mmmm Delicious Cupcakes (winner The Most Unique Food | Monsta Lobsta | MRDL JR’s BBQ | Pitas on the Run | PJ Rick’s Latin American Cafe | Prestige Food Trucks | Rio’s Italian Ice | Route 66 Kitchen and Dining Ca | Sarge’s Smokehouse BBQ (winner The Best Tasting Food) | Shefu | Simply Squeezed Olde Fashioned | Skoops Italian Ice | Smokin’ Good BBQ & Wings | Solomon Vereen | Taco Bus | Taste Time to Love Us | The Fry N Saucer | The Hungry Monkey Surf & Turf | The Kings Bistro | The Lemonade Factory | The Maine Thang | The Pink Cupcake | The Tasty Tortilla | The Twisted Iron | TNC’S Italian Ice | Tropical Delights Little Jimmy | Tropical Heatwave Daiquiri Sha | Tropiccool (winner The Best Presentation)| Twisted Ice Cream | Victory Catering | Wicked Beef | Yogurtology Mobile | Zesty Tsunami

Florida State Fairgrounds | 4800 US Hwy 301 North | Tampa, FL 33610 |