Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Surprise mom on Christmas day with one of these gifts from Bloomingdale-Riverview area businesses.
After spending the past few weeks shopping for and wrapping gifts, decorating for the holidays, baking and planning family gatherings, moms deserve to find something special beneath the tree on Christmas morning. Bloomingdale-Riverview businesses are prepared to help you find that special something for mom. The Green Boutique, 1032 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico Residents will find everything they need at The Green Boutique for the woman who loves to accessorize. The boutique has a large selection of jewelry, purses, shoes and belts as well as home decor items. Co-owner Matt Creager suggests an item from the My Flat in London line by designer Jan Haedrich. The My Flat in London line features charms, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, purses and …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The event will take place Friday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The British will invade Plaza Bella Friday night when the merchants of the shopping center on Bloomingdale Avenue host their first British-American Block Party. Joining forces with the Brandon British Club founded by Bloomingdale resident Jen Johanson, the event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and include fish and chips from Cheddar Biscuit, British rock n' roll from Big Beats Entertainment, a James Bond and Austin Powers costume contest, a display of Mini-Coopers along with a James Bond treasure hunt and trivia contest. One inspiration for the evening was The Green Boutique's newest offering, My Flat in London, an exclusive line of handbags, jewelry and accessories designed by Jan Haedrich. Residents can register to win a trip for two to London…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Voting takes place Nov. 2-6.
The Green Boutique, 1032 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, in Plaza Bella, is offering Vera Bradley lovers a chance to win a tote bag. Just stop in between Nov. 2 and 6 and cast your vote to win your favorite color, Dogwood or English Rose. The top color will be announced Nov. 6 along with the tote winners.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Throughout the month, a variety of breast cancer awareness products are available with proceeds going to various breast cancer charities.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- D'Ann White
Monday, October 8, 2012
Here’s an easy way to support breast cancer charities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – go shopping! We’ve put together a guide to some of the best products and where you can get them. Pink Bra shirts are now on sale for $14.99 in the front lobby of Gem Dry Cleaners, 10312 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. Brighton Breast Cancer Bracelets are available for $50 through Oct. 31 at The Green Boutique, 1032 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico. The Superlight Superfresh New Balance breast cancer sneaker is available for $84.95 at newbalance.com. Five percent of sales go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Kohl’s Care LC Lauren Travel Mug is just $5 at Kohl’s in Brandon with 100 percent of the proceeds going to various breast cancer organizations. Hard …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Looking for somewhere to celebrate this Mexican holiday? Here's some suggestions.
Spanish for the "5th of May," Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It's a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and a great time to break out the Mexican-inspired cocktails and fare that make this day so much fun. Lucky for us, several spots in town are ready to bring you the fiesta. Here are the Top 5 Places to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Bloomingdale-Riverview: 1. Get a jump start on the holiday. Plaza Bella at Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell Shoals Road will celebrate the eve of Cinco de Mayo on May 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with dancing to the festive sound of disc jockey Chris of Big Beats Entertainment, customized fajita meals prepared by Chef Mike of Sumatra Bistro, …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Write a review of this local gift and home decor shop.
Looking for some Vera Bradley gear, Brighton accessories or other unique gifts? The Green Boutique, located in the Plaza Bella shopping center, is the place to go. To learn more about them, visit the directory listing for The Green Boutique on Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch, and while you're there, write a review or give it a rating, and let the owner and your neighbors know what you think. Interested in having your business featured on Patch? Be sure and claim your directory listing. Visit our business directory (see the “Places” tab above), search for your business, and then click the "Claim It!" link underneath the photos. Owners who claim their business listing can upload additional photos, update information, get an automatic …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
"Closed" signs are sign of the times, as some Bloomingdale-area business owners have discovered.
A popular Bloomingdale hamburger joint has permanently closed its doors, another sign that the economy has yet to turn around. Owners of Big Belly Burgers at 109 W. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon, suddenly closed the restaurant, leaving faithful patrons wondering what went wrong. Big Belly Burgers of Brandon was part of a franchise that included restaurants in St. Augustine and Bartow. It was most famous for its Big Belly Burger Challenge: Patrons have 20 minutes to eat a one-pound, fully topped burger and one pound of french fries. Should they succeed, their photo is taken and put up in the restaurant and they receive a T-shirt. The franchise has shut down its website, and no one was available for comment. However, in this dour economy, it's …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
A breast cancer awareness walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 22.
Plaza Bella on the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Bell Shoals Road is going pink this month as it prepares to host its annual breast cancer walk. The Plaza Bella Goes Pink walk, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, is the brainchild of Green Boutique owner Roz Creager, a 10-year American Cancer Society board member. "I originally chaired the breast cancer survivor fashion show but we decided to do something a little different," Creager said. "We didn't have a breast cancer walk in Brandon so we decided to start one." Compared to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure 3-Day Walk, which requires participants to walk 60 miles over three days, the Plaza Bella breast cancer walk is …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Green Boutique will introduce the winter line of Vera Bradley items Thursday.
It's the day Vera Bradley fans have been anticipating. The Green Boutique, 1032 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, in Plaza Bella will unveil the winter line of Vera Bradley products including four new patterns. Owner Roz Creager and her staff have been busy unloading 50 boxes of Vera Bradley purses, backpacks, computer cases, wallets, cosmetic bags and other accessories in preparation for the introduction of the winter line Thursday. "Vera Bradley fans will see four new patterns and some new products, too," said Creager. Included is Tea Garden, Vera Bradley's breast cancer pattern. Ten percent of all sales go the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation for cutting-edge research. In addition, there's the Suzani pattern, based on the rich patterns …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Here's some things you might want to know as you go about your day.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Thursday, June 2, 2011
1. Dazzling Dancers Level 1 for ages 6 to 9 will take place at the Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Road, Valrico, today from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and run throughout June and July. The cost is $34 for facility members, $51 for program members for a four-week session. 2. The AARP will offer a driver safety program today from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 121 N. Knights Ave. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Call Roger Block at 813-629-3365. 3. Check out the FishHawk SOS for singles over 60. They meet Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m. to play card games such as Uno, Spades, Mexican Train and Oh, Heck! Bridge tables also can be set up if requested. Those attending should bring a bagged lunch. Evening get…