Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pasco Alliance of Community Associations Meeting Announced

PACA has announced that Mike Olsen, Tax Collector for Pasco County will be the guest speaker at their next meeting on October 9, 2008 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Land O Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O Lakes Blvd. (US 41). Additional information can be found on the PACA website .

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Big "W" Is Placed at The Shops at Wiregrass

Today, a media event was held by The Shops at Wiregrass. A bus tour of the new mall, scheduled to open on October 30th was provided and a 30 ft. high "W" was placed at the intersection of SR 56 and Bruce B. Downs.

Jim Richardson, Vice President, Development for Forest City Commercial (shown standing on the right in this photo of the bus tour), explained that the logo "W" for The Shops at Wiregrass has its inspiration from the big W formed by palm trees in the 1963 movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
Richardson also provided the following information regarding the extension of SR 56:
* They plan to begin laying asphalt by the end of this week and the extension to the new Dillards will be complete for the mall opening.
* The extension should be open to Mansfield Blvd. in Meadow Pointe by March 1st.
* The extension to Meadow Pointe Blvd. should be open by January.........2010.
Additionally, work on the massive intersection at BBD and SR 56 should start in January, 2009.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Grand Hampton Market Update

Our MLS reports six homes sold in the last month in Grand Hampton, located in New Tampa. The reported sold prices range from $279,900 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home to $570,000 for a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, pool home with a three car garage.

Ten homes are reported under contract and there are over 50 Grand Hampton homes listed for sale in MLS.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Shops at Wiregrass

The Shops at Wiregrass is putting the final pieces in place in preparation for its opening on October 30, 2008:

Next week a 30 foot "W" will be unveiled to the media and placed, "branding" the entrance to the Wiregrass mall.

On September 26th and 27th a job fair will be held for the mall at the Holiday Inn Express in New Tampa (8310 Galbraith, Tampa, FL., 33647) from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On September 30th there will be a promo of the Wiregrass Print Pink American Cancer Society fundraiser. Wiregrass Print Pink contributors will be able to prepare personalized 6" x 6" tiles on November 1st and 2nd.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Don Pan International Bakery Coming To Wesley Chapel

On the way back from an appointment this afternoon, I noticed that Don Pan is coming to The Shoppes at New Tampa in Wesley Chapel. No opening date was shown on the storefront.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tampa New Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Ratings

JD Power and Associates has released its 2008 customer satisfaction ratings for Tampa new home builders. In order for a builder to be rated, a minimum of 50 surveys by customers had to be completed and returned. LINK

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wesley Chapel Openings

Dollar Tree at The Grove mall in Wesley Chapel is scheduled to open on September 19th at 9:00 a.m.

Cobb Theatres at the Grove is also targeting September 19th for an opening, but the date isn't firm. Note: 9/22/08 Their website now shows a September 26th opening

Dunkin Donuts on Bruce B. Downs (access via Mystic Oaks Blvd.) officially opened today!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Traffic changes for Meadow Pointe

Workers are busy adding an additional left turn lane on County Line Road at Mansfield Blvd. and a new traffic light at Aronwood & County Line Road in Meadow Pointe. An additional light will be installed at BBD and Aronwood.

Monday, September 08, 2008

New Publix

The new Publix next to Home Depot at SR 54 and Eiland is installing shelving. No opening date is available at this time.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Meadow Pointe IV Clubhouse

I hear that the new Meadow Pointe IV clubhouse construction is done and they are awaiting inspections before it opens some time in October.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Average Home Sale Prices in Tampa for July, 2008

The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors® has released the following average Tampa home prices by area for homes reported sold in MLS for July, 2008:

Brandon: $240,121
Carrollwood: $282,990
New Tampa: $299,618
Lutz/North West: $362,377
Pasco: $195,880
S. Tampa: $485,770

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Barnes and Noble Job Fair

While I don't plan to post job openings for all the new stores coming to The Shops at Wiregrass, I know everyone is excited about finally getting a bookstore. From the Barnes & Noble Community Relations Manager:

Barnes and Noble will be holding a job fair for their new location at Wiregrass:

When: Thursday, September 4th 8am-5pm
Friday, September 5th 11am-8pm
Saturday, September 6th 9am-2pm

Where: Holiday Inn Express
8310 Galbraith Road
Tampa, FL 33647

They are looking for:
Booksellers, Cafe Servers, Music Sellers
Lead Booksellers
Head Cashier

Link to the Shops at Wiregrass Job Fair scheduled in September

Monday, September 01, 2008

The Shops at Wiregrass September Slide Show

In this slide show of The Shops at Wiregrass you will see that some store signs have gone up and more landscaping has been completed: