Friday, May 17, 2013
Largo Patch readers seem to love to offer their own reviews and ratings for local businesses. Here is what they just posted.
Largo Patch readers speak their mind about the local businesses where they shop and buy services. Just check out their latest reviews and ratings posted in the past week by clicking on the link. What do you think? Leave your own reviews and stars. It's easy. Largo Patch may feature those comments in next week's feature. Or go to the Business Directory, and find other Largo shops, restaurants and services to review! Let's take a look at what your friends and neighbors have to say! 1.) Wendy's Restaurant 2.) B&B Signs & Awnings 3.) Pizza Shack Italian Grille 4.) Lanore's Nifty Fifty Café 5.) Pinch A Penny 6.) Walmart Neighborhood Market, 2 new reviews Other coverage: Check out our other local reviews by Largo readers See How Largo Readers …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A restaurant, barber shop and cell phone store recently opened in Largo.
A restaurant, barber shop and cell phone store recently opened in Largo. Have you been to these businesses? They opened in Largo since May 4, according to city officials: 1. Roosterfish Grill 776 N Missouri Ave Restaurant 2. Michelle's Barber Shop 12673 Seminole Blvd Barber shop 3. Wireless Warehouse 4100 East Bay Dr #B32 Retail cell phones and accessories Sign up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The 22-unit apartment complex was sold to a California-based investor.
Tara Gardens, a 22-unit apartment complex at 1630 Jefferson Ave. in Largo, has sold for $825,000. The property previously sold in 2007 for $1.48 million, according to Pinellas County Appraiser's Office. This time around, the apartment complex was purchased by a California-based private investor. An article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal said that the purchased is the second one by the buyer in Pinellas County in the past 12 months. Many companies see investing in rental apartments and rental homes as a way to turn a profit, as fewer people are qualifying to borrow money to buy a home since the real estate collapse. The property originally was built in 1972. It has a two-story building on a half-acre, according to listings for the site. …
The casual seafood restaurant offers food and drinks at reasonable prices.
Roosterfish Grill, the newest establishment to take up residence at 776 Missouri Ave. in Largo, is now open for business. The casual family restaurant serves a predominantly seafood menu that also includes traditional "landlubber" items like steaks, burgers and salads, and the menu is peppered with food and drink items at affordable prices. Owner Fred Hurley, a seasoned veteran of the restaurant industry, realizes he needs to offer quality as well as value in this area in order to be successful. “I’ve been in the business for 35 years and recently left a successful franchise in Manatee County to open this place here,” Hurley told Patch last week. “We offer very affordable drinks and meals, with about 65 percent of the menu devoted to …
Monday, May 13, 2013
In the market for a job? Check out the number of job listings that Largo area employers are posting to Craigslist.
If you're looking for a job, you may want to check out the Largo area job listings that employers are posting to Craigslist. There are quite a few, and make sure you search beyond same-day listings. Employers don't expect to find a the perfect candidate the same day they post their listings! Happy job hunting! We also have some additional listings, thanks to Career Builder, a partner of Largo Patch. May 13 Administrative Assistant (Largo, FL) admin/office May 13 Concrete Finisher / Form Setters (Largo, FL) skilled trades/artisan May 13 Inside Sales (Clearwater, Largo) sales May 13 Caregivers Needed for Immediate Openings! ( Largo, Seminole and Clearwater) healthcare May 13 HVAC Technician (Largo) skilled trades/artisan May 13 Insurance …
The retail giant plans three stores within Largo city limits.
The world’s largest retailer plans to build three big box stores nearly simultaneously within Largo city limits. The Missouri Avenue store is relocating across the street and turning into a Supercenter at the former Kmart location. Another Supercenter is in the works at Roosevelt Boulevard and U.S 19. And a neighborhood market, of similar size, is going in at Ulmerton and Starkey roads. In all, more than 350,000 square feet of retail space is planned. More in Store for Ulmerton and Crossroads The big box stores are not the only plans for development at a couple locations. The Walmart Neighborhood Market at Ulmerton and Starkey roads also include two more retail buildings and a Wawa on the 11-acre property. The Walmart Supercenter at …
The architectural salvage and furniture shop is making a mark downtown, thanks to a constant flow of traffic and a savvy social media campaign.
Opening a new business in a developing district can be a dicey affair, especially when said business consists of giant pieces of old furniture and colorful plastic letters. But Jenni Martin and Chris Turcotte, owners of Marcotte’s Architectural Salvage & Repurposed Furniture, have fared pretty well since opening their West Bay Drive shop about six weeks ago. The success can be attributed to an eclectic collection of original items and the ability to either refinish or help refinish old furniture. Oh, and a Facebook post that went viral didn’t hurt, either. “I was debating whether to paint an old dresser or not, so I put a simple post on our Facebook page asking whether I should or shouldn’t do it,” Martin said. “Next thing I know, people…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The first day of the new monthly event was considered a success by all accounts.
People were lined up on West Bay Drive at around eight o’clock on Saturday morning in anticipation of the sidewalk sale, according to event organizer Tanya Pistillo. That was the first sign that the inaugural sale could be a success. Other signs came as people continued to frequent the area throughout the day, leading vendors and local business owners to declare the Downtown Largo Merchants Association collaboration a hit. “It’s been great, the traffic has been terrific all day,” Jamie Robinson, a Largo City Commissioner and manager of Largo Feed & Garden Supply, said later in the afternoon. “It’s exciting to see this kind of activity going on here.” The sale brought out both veteran vendors and first timers, including artists, jewelry …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The event is designed to bridge the gap until the Fresh Market returns to Ulmer Park in the fall, according to organizer Tanya Pistillo.
With the state of the Largo Open Air Market in limbo following the closing of the Community Center event in March, Tanya Pistillo felt something had to be done. She had already been working to resurrect the market at Ulmer Park in the fall, but the owner of Wandering Star Gallery didn’t want the vendors to suffer through a summer of doubt and drought when it came to setting up shop in town. So she brainstormed and came up with an idea that could alleviate many problems at once; a sidewalk sale along West Bay Drive that will benefit vendors and visitors as well as local merchants. “I asked most of the vendors from the fresh market to come, and I think most of them will,” Pistillo said last week. “It’s Mother’s Day weekend, so hopefully …