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ribboncuttingwebBy Gary Nager

As you regular readers know, 2014 has been an amazing year for us. In addition to being named the “Small Business of the Year” for 2014 by the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce (WCCC), the Neighborhood News also is a finalist for the BrightHouse Regional Business Awards “Small Business of the Year.”  [click to continue…]

An artist's rendering of the future Tampa Premium Outlets mall in Wesley Chapel.

An artist’s rendering of the future Tampa Premium Outlets mall in Wesley Chapel.

The dirt officially is turning at the long-awaited Tampa Premium Outlets mall in Wesley Chapel, following a groundbreaking ceremony this morning. [click to continue…]

Representatives from Costco Wholesale are scheduled to meet with Pasco County staff about a site next to the future Tampa Premium Outlets mall, which breaks ground on Dec. 12.

Representatives from Costco Wholesale are scheduled to meet with Pasco County staff about a site next to the future Tampa Premium Outlets mall, which breaks ground on Dec. 12.

By Matt Wiley

The developer of the planned Tampa Premium Outlets mall on S.R. 56 (just west of I-75), has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for early tomorrow morning. [click to continue…]

Roger Ernst (left) and Nair Caetano

Roger Ernst (left) and Nair Caetano

By Gary Nager

Long-time New Tampa resident and New Tampa (morning) Rotary Club member Roger Ernst and I have been friends for as long as I’ve been associated with Rotary, which is at least a dozen years or more. Roger and his ever-present witticisms and unique outlook on life were always welcome and he always told me how much he loved this publication. [click to continue…]

Wiregrass Baseball Complex Deal In Jeopardy

December 8, 2014

By Matt Wiley The Wiregrass Baseball Facility project in Wesley Chapel could be killed at the next Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, as the development group hoping to construct the complex has missed its final extension to prove that it had the necessary financing to move forward.

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Hillsborough Approves Agreement To Install Signal On County Line Rd.

December 5, 2014

By Matt Wiley Improvements that will benefit both drivers and pedestrians are on their way to County Line Rd., which serves as the border between New Tampa and Wesley Chapel. And, one of those improvements could be completed as early as January.

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New Tampa Chase Bank Robbed, Suspect Sought

November 25, 2014

The Tampa Department (TPD) needs your help identifying a suspect who robbed the New Tampa Chase bank.

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Seven Oaks Students The First In Pasco To Get New FluMist Vaccine

November 24, 2014

By Matt Wiley The fall is the time of year when the influenza virus hits more people and it’s important to get your annual immunization to help combat the sometimes-deadly “flu bug.” Luckily for more than 100 Seven Oaks Elementary students, instead of the traditional flu shot, they received their immunization in a completely different […]

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Moore, Burgess Elected To Represent Wesley Chapel

November 21, 2014

By Matt Wiley The 2014 Midterm General Election is a wrap and the votes are in: Yes on Scott, No on pot. Plus, several local candidates have been elected to represent the Wesley Chapel area in our county and state governments.

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Wesley Chapel Chamber Of Commerce Updates

December 12, 2014

By Gary Nager Yours truly was the official first customer at the new WingZone, in the New Tampa Center plaza at 19062 Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. (photo, below right), behind McDonald’s and the Mobil gas station, which had a Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce (WCCC) Ribbon Cutting event on Nov. 22. 

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Skinny’s Brings Back Troy Duncan Band For NYE!

December 12, 2014

By Gary Nager If you’re a smoker looking for something fun to do before and after Dec. 25, our friends at Skinny’s Sports Bar (27429 S.R. 54, in the Pinebrook at The Grove plaza) have really got you covered.

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Chuck E. Cheese Opens In The Grove

December 12, 2014

By Gary Nager As if you parents out there didn’t already know, there is a new Chuck E. Cheese’s  in The Grove shopping center (at 6170 Wesley Grove Blvd., off S.R. 54 and Oakley Blvd., next to the Cobb Cinemas at The Grove), which opened a few days before Thanksgiving.

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Enter, Stage Left!

December 12, 2014

By Gary Nager Considering how many of our restaurant openings involve yet another link in yet another chain, I haven’t been as excited about the opening of a new restaurant and night spot in our area as I am about the recent opening of the new Stage Left Bar & Kitchen, located less than two […]

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Best Smoke Shop & Hookah Lounge Has Your E-Cigarettes & Much More!

December 12, 2014

By Gary Nager If there’s a smoker on your holiday gift list, you should visit the clean and comfortable Best Smoke Shop & Hookah Lounge, located on S.R. 54, just east of Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. 

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Pure Barre Can Help You Shed Those Holiday Pounds

December 12, 2014

By Kelly Miller Instead of trying to lose a few pounds after the holidays, how about resolving to make a lifestyle change that will have a long-term impact on your health, even after all those other New Year’s resolutions have been tossed aside? Pure Barre New Tampa, located in The Walk at Highwoods Preserve shopping […]

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Check Out Hair Removal & Skin Treatment Services At Point Of Care Clinics

December 12, 2014

By Celeste McLaughlin Lynnda Mattmuller is a licensed aesthetician and laser practitioner who offers skin care services and laser hair removal under the supervision of M. Aamer Nawaz, M.D., at Point of Care Clinics Primary Care, located in the Seven Oaks Professional Park off of S.R. 56 and Ancient Oaks Blvd.

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Meadow Pointe Blvd. Water Project Almost Finished

December 12, 2014

By Matt Wiley A Pasco County Utilities project along Meadow Pointe Blvd. is on schedule to be finished by the end of the year, and will benefit those living in the communities along the busy roadway that connects S.R. 54 and S.R. 56 through the newest sections of the Meadow Pointe community.

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