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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Taco Bus announced that the opening of the Brandon location has been pushed back.
The sign on Falkenburg Road announces that "Taco Bus Brandon" is "Opening Spring 2013." Just last week, it was reported that the opening date was set for May 28. But now, that date has been pushed back. This message was posted today on the Taco Bus Facebook page: "For reasons beyond our control we are very sad to announce that the opening of Taco Bus Brandon has been delayed. We are doing everything we can to open as soon as possible, and shooting for June we will let you know a solid date as soon as we can." "The Brandon location will be the largest of all the Taco Bus restaurants, with seating for about 100 people inside and another 40 outside," according to a Tampa Bay Times report. The first Taco Bus opened in Seminole Heights. …
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's easy, it's free, and it can bring you lots of great benefits. Edit your info, see who's following and reviewing your business, add photos and videos and more!
When Patch launched in Brandon in December 2010, our street team ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. The result: Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local spots, rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and add a review. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim their listing. This is a great tool for businesses that don't have their own website. In fact, it's essentially your own webpage. The best yet: It's free! Here's how it works: From the dashboard, you can make changes and updates to your listing. On the left side of the dashboard you have …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Brandon Patch readers share their experiences and opinions about local businesses. Recently several new ratings ranging from one to five stars were posted.
Did you know you can rate and review hundreds of Brandon area businesses and restaurants in our directory? Businesses are rated on a scale of one to five with five stars being excellent and one star indicating a poor rating. New reviews were posted to the following businesses recently. Click on the link to read the most recent review and all of the previous reviews: Want to share your opinion about a local business? Visit our directory, search for the business you want to review and look for the "Rate this business" link directly beneath the company name. Want to be notified every time we post a new business-related article? Click the "Keep me posted" button in the box below. You might also be interested in reading:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Aroma Bath & Body Boutique will continue to serve customers with online and telephone 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…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
A surveillance video catches a woman stealing money from a tip jar at La Septima Cafe in Brandon and now the video, first posted on Facebook, has become national news itself. La Septima notes the blessings that have turned a negative into a positive.
La Septima Cafe owner Dahlia Fernandez turned to Facebook to spread the word to the Greater Brandon community that a thief walked among them, after walking out of the cafe at Lumsden Road and Kings Avenue with money from a tip jar. The Jan. 8 theft was caught on surveillance video, which Fernandez posted on the La Septima Cafe Facebook page with the message: "This person['s] name is Rebecca. She just stole all of our cashiers tip money! Share this with everyone you know! She might take your money too! News of the post spread quickly, with a Jan. 10 report on WTSP 10 News, followed by a Jan. 11 report on Huffington Post, updated as well a day later, which as of 1 a.m. Jan. 13 had been recommended by 772 people. The social media outreach …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Copper Bell Cafe in Riverview, owned by Darren Dennington, the chair-elect of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, is joining the trivia pool with a Friday night offering featuring burger menu specialties.
Starting this Friday, Nov. 23, the Copper Bell Cafe in Riverview will be hosting the Friday Burger Trivia Night, featuring burger menu specialities and trivia prizes. Copper Bell Cafe in Riveriview is owned and operated by Darren Dennington, the chair-elect of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce. Dennington founded as well the Copper Bell Cafe in Brandon, which is now under new ownership. The Friday Burger Trivia Night is scheduled to run Friday's from 5 to 8:30 p.m., with trivia starts at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Burger specialty menu offerings include: The Copper Bell Cafe in Riverview is at 11228 Boyette Road. Hours are MOnday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call: 813-671-1100.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Under the new healthcare reform law, small businesses fear they will no longer be able to insure their employees.
It looks as if small businesses are about to take another hit. Critics of Obama's healthcare reform law are claiming the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), included as part of the law, will cost small businesses and their employees billions of dollars in fees. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the cost of health insurance is the No. 1 issue facing small business owners today. And with healthcare reform looming, the NFIB, which opposed the new law, fears the costs will only rise. Check out the small business stories on Brandon Patch Forty-three percent of small companies with less than 50 employees now offer health insurance to their employees while 96 percent of small firms with more than 50 employees offer health …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Kohl's, on Lake Brandon Drive is one of many outlets expected to bring in help for the holidays.
Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday that it expects to bring in more than 52,000 new jobs for people to help this holiday season, according to an article on TBO.com. The article says that they will hire an average for 41 people per store. The Brandon store is located south of Causeway Blvd., at 11151 Lake Brandon Drive.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Family Dollar is in business on Brandon Boulevard in a spot that once housed Morrison's Buffet and Grill, Gatorz Southern Rock Cafe, Bedroc's and more. Will this venture succeed?
Are you glad to see a Family Dollar in Brandon? Do you think it will last? What other stores would you like to see open here? Post your comments below. A Family Dollar has opened in Brandon at a site once thought to be cursed because of so many failed establishments. The store at 509 E. Brandon Blvd. — a property once home to Morrison's Buffet and Grill, Gatorz Southern Rock Cafe, Bedroc's and others — is now open for business, according to the real estate group that helped broker the deal. The location, near the corner of Brandon Boulevard and Montclair Avenue, has one of the highest traffic counts in Hillsborough County, with more than 80,000 cars passing by per day, according to a Tampa Commercial Real Estate press release. But broker…