An iconic restaurant - Goody Goody - will be revived by Richard Gonzmart, fourth-generation co-owner of the Columbia Restaurant Group. Gonzmart is the new owner of the restaurant's name, signage and special hamburger sauce. He hopes to open in 2015 after securing a new location.
The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is in an expansion mode. It's latest project is the Carol Kennedy Aquatics Center which is under construction at the South Tampa Family YMCA on Himes Avenue. Earlier this year a new gymnastics center opened in Carollwood at the Bob Sierra YMCA Youth & Family Center. The first phase of a new South Shore YMCA facility is under construction at Interstate 75 and Big Bend Road.
About 300,000 freight containers loaded with everything from tee shirts to televisions will pass through the terminal at the planned CSX Central Florida Logistics Center in Winter Haven. The terminal opened in April with about 30 employees. CSX officials say about 1,800 direct jobs and about 8,500 indirect jobs will be created in the next decades as warehouse, manufacturing and distribution facilities open on more than 930 acres surrounding the terminal.
Holiday Inn put about $8 million into renovations of a Westshore Boulevard hotel. The hotel will have two new restaurants, Market Place Coffee Bar & Cafe and Bar 700 Grille & Lounge.
Tampa General Hospital continues to expand and upgrade its facilities. Hospital officials are celebrating the opening of a new food court and main entrance and tweaking plans to build a new rehabilitation hospital on Kennedy Boulevard.
Tampa General Hospital is opening its first Pasco County-based primary health care center to increase access for residents who need a primary care doctor. In recent years TGH has opened primary care locations in Hillsborough County neighborhoods including Carrollwood and Brandon.
More than 200 jobs will be generated at the new Lakeland Park Center which officially opens on Oct. 23. It is the 20th Florida property owned and managed by Michigan-based Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust.
DDA Development plans to build a 74-unit condominium - The Salvador - that will offer luxury living but at somewhat lower purchase prices than other condominiums along ritzy Beach Drive.
A 21-story luxury apartment building on Harbour Island will add more residents to a fast-growing urban landscape emerging in downtown Tampa and surrounding neighborhoods. Plans call for the upscale apartments to open in early 2016.
Sustained revenue growth is prompting myMatrixx to move from Town 'N Country to more spacious offices at a remodeled LakePointe Two near the Westshore Business District. Plans call for about 200 jobs to be filled in the next three to five years.
What New York landscape architect Charles Wellford Leavitt designed nearly 100 years ago is today on of the country's 10 great public spaces. Lake Mirror Lake in Lakeland is a public treasure, according to the American Planning Association.
University Mall will welcome its first in-theater dining experience when Studio Movie Grill opens October 22 in the shuttered movie house vacated nearly six months ago by Frank Theatres. SMG is the 18th location for the Dallas-based chain and the first in Florida.
Owner Michelle Erhlich will open "Delicious Surprise" in mid-November, giving Seminole Heights its first plant-based restaurant in a remodeled pizzeria adjacent to Publix grocery store on Nebraska Avenue.
The reputation of Seminole Heights as a restaurant destination place is based largely on places such as The Refinery and Ella's, both on major corridors south of Hillsborough Avenue. The soon-to-open Bourgeosie Pig is potentially the catalyst to transform the farthest reaches of North Nebraska Avenue as the latest destination place in Seminole Heights.