Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Proino Breakfast Club plans to open sometime in February.
A new restaurant that specializes in breakfast and lunch has plans to open sometime in February in the former Crispers location in Largo. For the last eight years, George and Diane Soulellis have visited Clearwater on vacation. George Soulellis owns restaurants in Quebec and plans to open a new restaurant in Largo at 201 West Bay Dr. George's "dream was to open a restaurant in Florida and he is finally making his dream come true," wrote Diane Soulellis in an email. "The restaurant should be open and ready to serve sometime in February," she said. The Proino Breakfast Club plans to offer many different types of meals, including crepes, eggs Benedict, yogurt cups, waffles and healthy breakfast choices. "Proino means breakfast in Greek," …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Check the interactive map for a look at 22 proposed projects for new or redeveloped buildings around Largo.
A. Amazon Animal Hospital- proposed new veterinary clinic off of Roosevelt Blvd. B. Chase Bank West Bay- proposed new bank on West Bay Drive C.Clearwater Ice Arena- interior renovations and addition of Zamboni garage on Icot Blvd. D. Dollar General- proposed new retail store on Seminole Blvd. E. Gateway North- proposed 342- unit apartment complex F.Family Dollar- proposed new retail store G.Walmart- proposed new 118,000 square-foot store on Missouri Ave. H.Wawa- proposed gas and convenience store at Ulmerton Crossing I.Neighborhood Walmart- proposed new 118,000 square-foot retail store at Ulmerton Crossing J. O'Reilly Auto Parts- proposed auto parts store on Ulmerton Road K. St. Michael's Medical- proposed 21,320 square-foot medical office…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Here's a look at 20 proposed projects for new or redeveloped buildings around Largo.
On a drive around town, ever wonder what new business is being developed on an empty lot or in a vacant building? Here's an update from the Community Development Department Web site: 1. Amazon Animal Hospital 2. Chase West Bay 3. Clearwater Ice Arena 4. Crossroads Master Infrastructure Plan 5. Dollar General 6. Gateway North 7. Largo Skate Park 8. O'Reilly Auto Parts 9. Seasons of Largo 10. St. Michael's Medical Center 11. Walmart at Largo Crossroads 12. Walmart 13. Thornton's 14. Wawa at Ulmerton Crossing 15. Pinellas Heights 16. Pinellas County Sheriff's Complex 17. Seasons of Belleair 18. Highland Recreation Complex 19. Whitney 19 Self Storage 20. Rubin Professional Offices
Monday, October 15, 2012
Looking for a sub, a home-cooked meal or maybe some chicken wings? Want to learn to dance? Check out some of Largo's newest businesses.
1. Cosmos Cafe Inc. 2. All Cellular Tampa Bay, Inc. 3. WI Medical Inc. 4. West Florida Dance Center 5. Health Link Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc. 6. Firehouse Subs 7. Tia's Authentic Latin Food 8. Buffalo Wild Wings
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Largo City Commission will look at more ways to encourage redevelopment of West Bay Drive at tonight's commission workshop session.
The Largo City Commission will consider an early sign replacement incentive program for the West Bay Drive area at tonight's workshop session. The commission will also review other incentives tonight to encourage community redevelopment in Largo's downtown area, such as office building development and targeted job creation to support the use of new and existing downtown office space. The possible early sign incentive program is part of a city-wide goal to replace non-conforming pole signs with monument signs by June 5, 2017. When the city created its new sign ordinance in 2007, it provided a 10-year timeframe for businesses to comply. This summer, the commission discussed a proposed new incentive program to encourage the replacement of the…
Monday, September 17, 2012
What do you think should go in this vacant Largo storefront?
Largo is trying to revitalize its downtown area. When you go to the West Bay Drive area, what kind of stores do you wish were there? This vacant store front at 158 West Bay Dr. is near Largo Feed and across the street from the vacant Crispers restaurant. What you would like to see at this downtown location? Let us know in the comments section below.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The City of Largo and McDonald's worked together to develop plans for a new restaurant, which met community redevelopment guidelines.
McDonald's is working on nationwide improvements to its restaurants. As a part of that effort, McDonald's plans to rebuild its West Bay Drive site. Because of the restaurant's location in the community redevelopment area, some special approvals have been required by the city commission. The city commission approved on April 17 allowing McDonald's to build a one-story restaurant instead of a two-story structure as required by the community redevelopment area guidelines. McDonald's submitted sketches showing a building, which gives a two-story appearance. The building's glass facade will make it look like the restaurant has a second-story. The proposed new building will be 4,365 square-foot. The restaurant will have side-by-side drive-…