Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Average Home Sale Prices in Tampa for May, 2009

The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors has released the average home sale prices for homes sold in May, 2009 by area:

New Tampa: $252,932.
Pasco: $171,626.
Lutz/NW: $317,480.
Carrollwood: $178,670.
Temple Terrace/USF: $105,215.
South Tampa: $365,055.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Swiftmud to speak at PACA July meeting

Ronald Oakley and Ed Hobin from the Southwest Florida Water Management District will talk about water issues at the PACA's (Pasco Alliance of Community Associations) meeting in July. Oakley and Hobin will address the numerous water management issues facing Pasco County communities including pond repairs and how residents can avoid fines.

The meeting will be held on July 9, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Land O Lakes Community Center (5401 Land O Lakes Blvd.).

Friday, June 26, 2009

Grand Opening for new Sweetbay in New Tampa tomorrow

The Grand Opening celebration of the new Sweetbay in New Tampa (6425 County Line Rd.) is tomorrow, June 27, 2009. This new Sweetbay also has a USF Health Neighborhood Care Center for care such as vaccinations, common illnesses, etc. The new store opens tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. and shoppers will hear Calypso music from 7-11 AM, receive free samples and reusable totes(while supplies last). Additionally, face painting and balloon making will be from 10-2:00 PM. Additional info: (813) 907-2024. (Photos shown are from this evening's private pre-opening event.)

Monday, June 08, 2009

Hillsborough County transportation event scheduled for New Tampa tomorrow

As part of a 12 stop "listening tour", The Hillsborough County Transportation Task Force, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, HART, TBARTA, and FDOT will host an open house and have a presentation tomorrow in New Tampa. From 5:30 to 8:30 PM there will be an "Open House" for a look at current plans and future transportation needs and from 6:30 to 7:30 there will be presentations and discussion. Location: The New Tampa Library at 10001 Cross Creek Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33647. Additional info: (813) 272-5920.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Update photos of Sweetbay and LA Fitness at The Cypress in New Tampa

Located in The Cypress, a new retail center under construction in New Tampa, Sweetbay and LA Fitness (813) 435-6040 are targeting June openings.

Sweetbay targeting June 27, 2009 for an opening date:

LA Fitness targeting an opening for June 15, 2009:

Friday, June 05, 2009

Dunkin Donuts free donut offer

Today is National Donut Day and Dunkin Donuts is offering a free donut with beverage purchase (while supplies last).

TGI Fridays in New Tampa plans June 29th opening

The conversion of the former Bennigans in New Tampa on BBD to TGI Fridays has been quick! Interviewing is taking place this week at the Holiday Inn Express on the street behind TGI Fridays and will continue thereafter at the restaurant. The restaurant plans to open on June 29, 2009.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

New school site selected in Meadow Pointe

According to the Tampa Tribune, a 73 acre site off Meadow Pointe Blvd. in Wesley Chapel has been selected for a future middle school by the Pasco County School District. The contract was for almost $1.4 million and the district probably will not build on the site for eight or nine years, depending on growth. Meadow Pointe currently has two elementary schools and a middle school and high school are adjacent to the community.