Wednesday, May 22, 2013
First Watch The Daytime Cafe is hiring for its anticipated mid-June opening at Lake Brandon Village in Brandon, in the building that once housed Blinds To Go on Causeway Boulevard.
Hiring is under way as remodeling continues for FirstWatch The Daytime Cafe at Lake Brandon Village, which after its anticipated mid-June opening will begin serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch in a freestanding building on Causeway Boulevard. First Watch will occupy the 3,400- square-foot space that once housed Blinds To Go, at 11305 Causeway Blvd., across the street from the Walmart Supercenter, west of Providence Road. Cafe applications are being accepted on site, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All types of jobs are open, including servers, bussers, cooks and dishwashers. According to First Watch online, working there will proivde "everything you want from a job, including no night shifts, ever." Employment…
This picture was snapped at a store readying for 2013 Memorial Day Weekend shoppers in Brandon. Can you guess where? Post news as well about your ongoing and upcoming Memorial Day holiday sales, events, hours and offerings.
Signs up and down Brandon Boulevard and throughout the Greater Brandon area are announcing 2013 Memorial Day weekend sales, special hours and events. Help spread the word: Snap a shot and upload it here. Post comments of your 2013 Memorial Day holiday offerings in the comment box below. Busy at work in preparations for the holiday weekend is this pictured worker, holding a poolside umbrella as he spruces up a sign for the Pinch A Penny pool, patio and spa supply store at 212 East Brandon Blvd. The worker was spotted on the job Tueday, May 21.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Orange Leaf Yogurt shop is newly opened next door to AMC The Regency 20 at the Regency Square shopping center in Brandon.
Newly opened at the Regency Square shopping center in Brandon is the Orange Leaf Yogurt shop, which on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offers a 20 percent-off Senior Day discount for guests ages 55 and up. At Orange Leaf, patrons "grab a cup," select a flavor, add toppings and then pay according to the treat's weight. Orange Leaf makes the distinction between "a rich and creamy traditional frozen dessert" and "an icy, bland frozen yogurt" by noting its "decadent flavors reminiscent of your childhood trips to the local dessert shop as well as fruit-based flavors that will suit even the most health-conscious individuals." Orange Leaf is open just east of the ticket-holders entranceway to AMC The Regency 20. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The 2013 Cruise for Kids Motorcycle Run kicks off today, May 19, in Brandon, at the Brandon Haley Davidson on State Road 60, with Uncle Mike's Smokehouse Grill set to serve a pre-registration breakfast.
A busy weekend in the Greater Brandon area is wrapping up, with the ninth annual Cruise for Kids Motorcyle Poker Run, with registration at Brandon Harley Davidson on State Road 60 in Brandon. As always, we invite you to promote your own events as well, in the comment box below and with these Brandon Patch events and announcement links. Here's the details for the motorcycle run:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Celebrating its 25th year, the Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds today, May 16. The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce takes a retrospective approach to promoting the 2013 offering.
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting its signature event, which this year celebrates its 25th year. The Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon is scheduled for today, May 16, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Recognizing the quarter-century milestone, chamber officials have beeen posting blogs on its Web site , including one that takes a look back at the "big hair" and "shoulder pads" that were all the rage when the event in 1989 "welcomed its very first guests through the doors of the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel. The retrospective blog includes archived photographs "from the very first expo," including one that features Vincent Ferraro, of Ferraro, Higginbotham & Hayes, P.A., C.P.A.'s, who …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Today is a great day to get involved in Brandon, but first make sure to place non-perishable food items at your mailbox for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Here's other things you won't want to miss or miss knowing about.
Today, May 11, is a great day to feature when you extol the virtues of living in a town focused on social responsibility, charitable concerns and community connections. ______________ Start the day by placing at your mailbox non-perishable food items for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, run nationally by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Many of you will be volunteering as well, at the Brandon, Seffner, Riverview and Valrico post offices, and also at Feeding America of Tampa Bay, off Adamo Drive (State Road 60). ______________ Support the fight against cancer, and the cancer fighters themselves, with Miles for Moffitt. Also, closer to home, in Valrico, attend the yard sale and day-long fundraiser for cancer fighter …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Taco Bus is set to open on Falkenburg Road in the Greater Brandon area of Tampa.
UPDATE, May 9: Taco Bus has delayed the opening of the Brandon location. Earlier: The sign outside the building and repurposed yellow school bus on Falkenburg Road notes that "Taco Bus Brandon" is "Opening Spring 2013." The date for that grand opening has been set. A grand opening party is set for May 28, according to a report written in the Tampa Bay edition of The Current. According Taco Bus online, the restaurant features "traditional recipes from every region of the country, each prepared daily with fresh ingredients in a custom kitchen." Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu features as well a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. Chef Rene Valenzuela is noted as the owner of both Taco Bus and Taqueria …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Another restaurant is set to open in Brandon.
Duly noted is the expected May opening of a restaurant in Brandon featuring Mexican food. At a shopping center in Brandon, near the corner of two major roadways, this Mexican restaurant will feature "authentic taqueria steak, chicken, fish or shrimp, tacos, sopes," according to a window sign. The street number is 865 and dancers develop their skills nearby. ______________ Guess where in Brandon, you soon will be abe to eat at another Mexican restaurant. Give your answers in the comment box below. Check back with Brandon Patch for the answer. ______________
A new sign is up in Brandon, announcing the arrival of another business.
Zapps, what is it? It's a new business in Brandon, featuring "food, spirits, fun" and "entertainment," according to a sign posted out front. Zapps is "coming soon" and will fill the space vacated by the Boomerang Martini Bar, adjacent to the closed Borders, near the entranceways to both the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway and the Westfield Brandon shopping mall. Zapps is set to open at 2016 Town Center Blvd.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Westfield Brandon store is closing, prompting "final days" announcement of steep discounts.
Looking for an affordable piece of jewerly? Now might be a time to visit the Westfield Brandon shopping center, where "final days" sale signs announcing 70 percent discounts are plastered throughout Venetian Jewelers. The store is closing, according to a set of black-and-gold signs, clearly visible to 2013 Westfield Brandon shoppers on Thursday, April 25. The store is caddy corner to the carousel, in the hallway leading to the food court. According to a three-year-old Tampa Bay Times report, Venetian Jewelers opened in Brandon in May 2010, featuring "some affordable diamond jewelry, with prices as low as about $30,but also "items that run as high as $12,000."