Friday, May 24, 2013
The local hot spot will enter its fifth year of business next week and not without a celebration.
Five years ago Eco-Bean Organic Coffee House burst on the small business scene in Tarpon Springs. On May 28, the coffee shop will host an event to celebrate its success. The celebration will run from 3-9 p.m. with live music accompanying the crowd. Musicians are encouraged to bring their own instruments for impromptu jam sessions during the party. Along with all the regular raw juices and organic coffee offerings, Eco-Bean's parking lot will play host to food and craft vendors as well as a children's play area. Did we mention there will be a dunk tank and face painting too? The parking lot will be lined with VWs to create the ideal Eco-Bean vibe, according to owner, Rachel Gause. Parking is available at Sunshine Upholstery and in the …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The store's new location isn't far, but it isn't Tarpon Springs either.
After a bittersweet decision and nearly a dozen U-Haul trips, Back in the Day Books has relocated to Dunedin. Boe Rushing, owner of the book shop, said that after a few years on historic Tarpon Avenue he felt it was necessary to begin a new chapter elsewhere. He believes that a large number of businesses in Tarpon Springs profit the most during snow bird season and business from locals is more of an afterthought. Rushing thinks it should be the other way around. "You can't rely on a very short tourist season for the majority of your business," Rushing said. "Things happen and that affects tourism." Rushing's involvement with the Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association has been consistent since his start in Tarpon a few years back…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
If you're looking for some Chinese cuisine, try this hot spot we just discovered.
China Express in Tarpon Springs offers the traditional options of a delightfully good Chinese joint plus there's no delivery charge on orders of $10 or more. With more than 100 items up for grabs on the menu, there is bound to be a dish for every palate. Menu favorites range from the $4.89 pork fried rice lunch specials (chicken, shrimp and more) to appetizers like krab rangoon ($3.99) and the pu pu platter ($9.69). Whether you're into seafood, red meat or vegetarian cuisine, China Express caters to most diet needs. More information on China Express Address: 1159 S. Pinellas Ave. Phone: 727-938-3555 Hours: Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 10 p.…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The successful Tampa Bay philanthropist and jewelry store owner talks about the business challenges she has had to overcome in recent years.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Conceptual plans to bring a Whole Foods Market to space at Countryside Mall are set for an initial, official review Wednesday.
There are more signs Whole Foods Market is coming to Westfield Countryside Mall in Clearwater. For example: The renderings planners filed in order to get direction from officials with the city's Building Plan Review Committee about bringing the nearly 38,000-square-foot store to space sliced out of the Sears at the mall. The committee is expected to review Wednesday the conceptual plans, which show different views of a modern facade and the Whole Foods logo. Sears would keep the south entrance near BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse and the service and merchandise pick-up entrances on the north part of the building. New facades would be installed at the Sears entrances. The four loading bay docks would be split. Whole Foods customers would access…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Will Captain Jack's in Tarpon Springs get your vote?
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Capt'n Jack's Tiki Bar is one of nominees in an online contest to find "Best Florida Beach Bar." Would they get your vote?
Could Florida's best beach bar be right here in Tarpon Springs? Capt'n Jack's Tiki Bar is in the running for this year's "Best Florida Beach Bar" crown, as chosen by readers of floridabeachbar.com. Voting in the online contest runs through April 30. Below is a look at all of the Bradenton area bars on the list. Would Capt'n Jack's get your vote? Last year, Jimmy B's Beach Bar in St. Pete Beach finished No. 1 overall. Sign up for the Tarpon Springs Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Monday, April 22, 2013
The total economic impact of February overnight visitation to Pinellas county added $689,232,813 to the economy, according to a report by the TDC.
Tourism numbers just released for February continue to positive gains throughout Pinellas County. According to a report by the TDC, the total economic impact of February overnight visitation to Pinellas County added $689,232,813 to the economy Tourism by the Numbers Attractions/Theme Parks Visited by Pinellas Tourists in February (Chart from TDC) Sign up for the Tarpon Springs Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
With temperatures on the rise and summer just around the corner, having a go-to ice cream spot is crucial for many Tarponites.
Muzzies Restaurant is more than just an ice cream parlor. The popular establishment is known for its delicious sandwich creations as well. Today, we're focusing on the sweet coolness of a fresh scoop, or for some, fresh scoops. Patrons can enjoy a variety of treats at Muzzies, from banana splits to brownie sundaes. The ice cream menu is as follows: More information on Muzzies Address: 700 S. Pinellas Ave. Phone: 727-939-0933 Hours: Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Closed on Sunday Sign up for the free Tarpon Springs Patch newsletter and stay in the know on all things Tarpon.