Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!

Sportsplex project in Pasco nixed?

Pasco County has been in discussions with Sportsplex USA, a California based company to design, build, and manage a sports complex paid with tourist tax dollars. As recently as last month the Pasco Board of Commissioners voted to delay a decision to enter into a contractual agreement with the California based firm pending answers to questions posed at that time.

Well, Sportsplex USA has decided to take its marbles and go home and has informed the Board that it no longer is interested in managing the project for Pasco. Let's not forget that the previous Pasco Tourist tax project slated to be located in Wesley Chapel, (The Pasco National Tennis Center) failed in May of this year when the County and Saddlebrook Resorts could not agree on details of the agreement.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Cypress in New Tampa

Well, some signs have gone up at The Cypress in New Tampa, also home to LA FITNESS, SWEETBAY & Hudson Cleaners. (BBD and CLR in New Tampa)

The Ironman Store recently opened and it looks like Hungry Howies will be next! I have no opening dates for Pitas Republic, Grandeur Hair Design, or Optical Outlet. Also, Five Guys will be coming and The Tutoring Center and Scottrade were recently announced. (I have no telephone numbers so please call information in the future for numbers.)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cypress Creek Town Center gets extension

A ten year extension to build the planned Cypress Creek Town Center was granted by Pasco County commissioners. The proposed mall has suffered a series of setbacks and now has until the end of 2021 to be built. Brochures about the proposed mall once touted names such as Super Target, Kohl's, Sports Authority, Circuit City, Staples, Linens 'n Things, and Old Navy as well as an AMC Theatres multiplex cinema, with an opening date of fall, 2008. Now, only time will tell when it will be built and what retail it will offer.

Monday, December 07, 2009

A pic of your pooch with "Santa Claws"!

Have a picture taken of your dog with Santa at The Shops at Wiregrass on December 20, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Details Hopefully they will provide more details on this. Not sure if there is a charge, etc. (Picture to the left is of my pooch last year with Santa at Petsmart.) Also, Petsmart is offering a photo op with Santa again this year on December 12 & 13 and December 19 & 20 for $9.95. Petsmart

Builder addresses Chinese drywall in Heritage Isles

From The Tampa Tribune: A homeowner in Heritage Isles with Chinese drywall gets help from home builder Lennar: LINK Wow, a builder who is doing something positive about the issue!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

PACA to hold elections

The Pasco Alliance of Community Associations will hold elections of three board members in its December meeting. Additionally, there will be a presentation by Paula O'Neill, Pasco County Clerk and Comptroller on the foreclosure process and a brief summary on the Florida Friendly Landscaping law which became effective this year. The meeting will be held on December 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Land O Lakes Community Center (5401 Land O Lakes Blvd.), and is open to members and the public.