Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Registered dietician Jamie Stolarz has joined the staff of the Winthrop Town Centre Publix, offering meal planning, one-on-one shopping assistance, tips, pantry makeovers and tours.
You might not recognize her now. But Jamie Stolarz will become a familiar face at the Winthrop Town Centre Publix, 11109 Winthrop Market St. in Riverview. A registered dietician, Stolarz has joined the staff of the Winthrop Publix to offer advice, tips and assistance to shoppers regarding their food choices. “The Publix Dietician Service is designed to assist customers with every aspect of good nutrition, including interactive tours, lively discussion, one-on-one shopping assistance, meal planning, pantry makeovers and more,” said Shannon Patten, Publix spokeswoman. Stolarz is an expert on nutrition, translating food science into practical solutions that will help customers achieve their dietary goals, said Patten. She is a member of the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Construction continues at the neotraditional town at the corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road, founded by John and Kay Sullivan of Valrico.
What's going on at Winthrop? The construction in view now on Bloomingdale Avenue, between Watson and Providence roads, is for the upcoming Egg & I breakfast eatery and for another restaurant yet to be named. But this is just a sampling of the commerce that will line the Bloomingdale Avenue border of the neotraditional community founded by John and Kay Sullivan. The area is west of the Winthrop Events Centre — which features the Barn Theatre at Winthrop and the Winthrop Pole Barn — and east of Regions Bank. "There's about 500,000 square feet left [to develop] on Bloomingdale Avenue," John Sullivan said. "People don't realize how much is going to be there. A lot of it is going to be housing." In comparison, the existing Winthrop Town …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Motorists traveling Bloomingdale Avenue between Watson and Providence roads can't help but notice the construction under way west of the Winthrop Events Centre and just east of Regions Bank. What's coming, and what would you like to see open?
What's going on at Winthrop? Ground is breaking on the tract of land that is designated for retail in the neotraditional community founded by Valrico residents John and Kay Sullivan. It's the area west of the Winthrop Events Centre — which features the Barn Theatre at Winthrop and the Winthrop Pole Barn — and just east of Regions Bank. It's already been reported that The Egg & I will open to serve breakfast and lunch at the Winthrop Town Centre. Also, a full-service Italian restaurant is sought for the area, according to the report. What restaurant would you like to see there? What other retail offerings would you like to have open at Winthrop? Let us know in the comment box below and check back for an update on these Winthrop …
Monday, February 4, 2013
This year's festival takes place March 23-24 at Winthrop Town Centre in Riverview.
Artists interested in exhibiting their works at the fifth annual Winthrop Arts Fest should act now. According to organizer Bryant Martinez, artist in residence at Winthrop Town Centre, there are only seven slots remaining for artists interested in showing their fine arts and crafts at the March 23-24 show. "This is becoming a tradition in this area now," said Martinez of the arts fest that takes place each spring at Winthrop Town Centre on Bloomingdale Avenue, just east of Providence Road in Riverview. Martinez said last year's festival featured 73 exhibitors including fine artists of all mediums, unique crafts made from recycled materials and area nonprofit groups. "This year I'd like to have 90 exhibits," he said. He added that it's been…
Monday, January 28, 2013
KriSara Designer Consigner is now accepted consignments of name-brand and designer clothing and accessories.
Women who love designer clothing but hate paying designer prices should be sure to check out the newest shop at Winthrop Town Centre on Bloomingdale Avenue. For the past month, Apollo Beach residents Kristie Horton and Sarah Conlon have been accepting consignments of name-brand and designer women's clothing and accessories to fill their new shop at 6128 Winthrop Town Centre Dr., Riverview. Set to open the second week of February, KriSara Designer Consigner will feature a variety of upscale clothing, from cocktail dresses to jeans, along with shoes, purses, belts and jewelry. The two women are neighbors and cemented their friendship while carpooling their children to Nativity Catholic School in Brandon. Among their shared interests was …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Aroma Bath & Body Boutique will continue to serve customers through its website and phone orders.
Although Sherry Wilson has closed the doors of her Aroma Bath & Body Boutique in Winthrop Town Centre, she's by no means shutting down her business. Wilson said she will continue to serve her growing customer base through her website, phone orders and by appointment. Making the decision to close her shop at Winthrop wasn't easy, she said. "I did not want to have to close but, unfortunately, due to family health and circumstances, I was forced to," she said. "It was a wonderful six months in my little boutique and I was so fortunate to meet so many great new people." However, Wilson's handmade soaps, lotions, scrubs and candles, along with her custom-embroidered totes, towels and tutus, are still available to customers through her website…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Winthrop Town Centre boutique will close Dec. 23
During these tough economic times, the Bloomingdale-Riverview area is losing another small business. Camille Schwabe, owner of Downtown Divas, 6128 Winthrop Town Centre Ave., Riverview, has announced that she will close her clothing boutique. She is offering 60 percent off everything in the store through Dec. 16. Downtown Divas will be open until Dec. 23. "Don't be sad," Schwabe told her customers on Facebook. "It's been a great ride. Wear your treasures and remember me." As for her future plans, Schwabe said,"You never know were I might turn up." Schwabe took over the store four years ago, offering high-end fashions and accessories to women in the area. During that time, Schwabe built up a faithful clientele who said they'll be sad to see…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The festival will run from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1 at Winthrop Town Centre on Bloomingdale Avenue.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Greater Brandon Community Foundation is planning a weekend filled with activities guaranteed to help the biggest Scrooge get into the spirit of the season. The foundation is hosting its third annual Winterfest at Winthrop Town Centre, 6030 Winthrop Town Centre Ave., Riverview, at the intersection of Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The festivities kick off Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. with a tree-lighting ceremony, entertainment and a campfire and outdoor movies with s'mores and hot chocolate. The fun continues Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to sunset and Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. with bounce houses, hay rides, Santa's workshop, face painting, entertainment and craft vendors. The Brandon Foundation …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sherry Wilson offers unique handmade soaps, candles and embroidered gifts at Aroma Bath and Body.
Among Sherry Wilson's favorite childhood pastimes while growing up in South Africa was making fragrant soaps with her mother, Lynn Braun, in the family's back yard. "We were always making something, and making soaps was one of my favorite things to do," said Wilson. However, Wilson put her hobby on a back burner when her mother was transferred by her employer, Hewlett Packard, in 1993, and Wilson, then a teen, joined her in the United States. After college, Wilson married and became a real estate agent. Then, seven years ago, she decided to revive her childhood hobby, making soaps to give as gifts to family and friends. "Everybody said I should try selling them," she recalled. So she started a part-time business, selling her handmade soaps…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Al Macasinag's new store features everything a tennis player might want.
It's become a familiar story in today's dour economy. Three years ago, after relocating his family from Denver to Tampa Bay for his job as a human resources manager for Verizon Wireless, Al Macasinag's position was eliminated. Although unfortunate, Macasinag preferred to view it as an opportunity. "I was tired of HR," said Macasinag, who holds a master's degree in business. "I wanted to do something fun, something I'm passionate about." His thoughts turned to his lifelong love affair with tennis. "I've been playing tennis since I was a kid, and have always loved it," said the Brandon resident. He decided to share that love with both seasoned players and newcomers to the sport by opening a shop specializing in tennis equipment and athletic …