Thursday, April 25, 2013
Clearwater Ice Arena is expanding, a bank and two Walmart stores are being built and a Publix grocery store is redeveloped.
Clearwater Ice Arena is expanding, a bank and two Walmart stores are being built and a Publix grocery store is redeveloped. Check out the interactive map for a look at the seven proposed projects around Largo through April. 1. Clearwater Ice Arena 13940 Icot Blvd. 37,000 square foot expansion of the ice rink Ice skating facility 2. Bank Ulmerton and Starkey roads Development of a 3,750 square foot bank 3. Chase West Bay 801 West Bay Drive 4,352 square foot bank. 4. Publix 11992 Indian Rocks Road Redevelopment of 46,013 square foot Publix Super Market Grocery store 5. Neighborhood Walmart 9020 Ulmerton Road Development of a 118,000 retail store. 6. Walmart 990 Missouri Ave. Development of a 118,000 retail store. 7. Ulmerton Crossings …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The following report shows felony charges associated with residents in Largo booked at Pinellas County Jail between April 15-21.
The following report shows charges associated with Largo residents booked at Pinellas County Jail between April 15-21. All felony arrests were made by the Largo Police Department unless noted otherwise. Being arrested on charges does not mean a person has been convicted of the crime. Thomas Joseph Blazer, 40, of St. Petersburg, was arrested and charged with battery. He is in jail awaiting trial on $2,500 bond. Rachel Ann Butler, 23, of Clearwater, was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of cocaine, sale or delivery of cocaine and possession of hydrocodone. She was released on $16,000 bond. Shannon Maloney Johnson, 23, of Belleair, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries and driving …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are asking the public for help to identify a suspect who robbed a Largo bank Tuesday morning.
Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office are asking the public for help to identify a suspect who robbed a Largo bank Tuesday morning. A black man wearing a white jacket, dark pants and shoes, a baseball cap and mask over most of his face walked into the Wells Fargo Bank, 8700 Bryan Dairy Road, pointing a gun and demanding money at 9:41 a.m., according to investigators. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the nearly 6-foot-2-inch tall, 190 pound man fled on foot, according to officials. Call Detective Keith Johnson with the Robbery/Homicide Unit at 727-582-6200 or remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS. Sign up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your …
'We hear them all the time behind my house,' one resident told WTSP.
Residents of The Bayou Club in Largo are being warned about some unwelcome guests in the gated community of golf courses and well manicured homes: coyotes. WTSP reports that two pets – a dog and a cat – have gone missing, while some residents have seen coyotes. Resident Myah Luper told WTSP: "There's, like, a whole bunch of them in this neighborhood, and we hear them all the time behind my house too. I was driving my golf cart around the neighborhood and I was driving in a bush and, like, a mom and two babies came out." Concern extends to the nearby Sugar Mill Creek apartment complex, where some residents have taken a keen interest in trying to track the coyotes. They are sure they know the paths the animals travel and where they are …
A juke box installer, motorcycle repair shop and massage therapy spa recently opened in Largo.
A juke box installer, motorcycle repair shop and massage therapy spa recently opened in Largo. Have you been to these new businesses? They opened in Largo through April 6, according to city officials: 1. Wild Bill's Motorcycle Repairs and Sales 12847 66th St N Motorcycle repair shop 2. Andrew Kline Various locations Installation of juke boxes in food marts throughout city 3. Ping Massage Spa 2655 East Bay Drive, no. 6 Massage therapy 4. Adrienne G. Honeywell 9225 Ulmerton Road, no. 306 Massage therapy 5. Carpe Diem Acupuncture 9225 Ulmerton Road, no. 306 Acupuncturist 6. DKH Consulting Service 9225 Ulmerton Road, no. 306 Education, consulting and evaluation 7. I Spa Health Studio 9225 Ulmerton Road, no. 306 Business services for massage, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
After a few years off, the Mayor's Golf Tournament which supports summer camp scholarships for Largo youth is April 26.
After a few years off, the Mayor's Golf Tournament which supports summer camp scholarships for Largo youth is back on. The "Tee Off For Kids" tournament is April 26. There are two shotgun starts; at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The last event was held April 2010. The two person teams are limited to 96 golfers. There will be raffle prizes and awards for the top and bottom teams. Cost is $60 a player and includes golf and food. Call 727-518-3092 or visit largogolf.com. What: Mayor's Golf Tournament When: 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. April 26 Where: Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road Sign up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
An environmental permit allows the park’s use again, but city officials need about $23,000 to pay someone to maintain it. Largo leaders decide on the cost at the city commission meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Monday, April 15, 2013
A thrift store and sign shop recently opened in Largo.
A thrift store and sign shop recently opened in Largo. Have you been to these new businesses? They opened in Largo through March 30, according to city officials: 1. Homeless Solutions of Clearwater 556 Clearwater Largo Road, #1/2 Thrift store 2. Extreme Signage 1715 Missouri Ave N, #5 Sign shop 3. Clearwater Gazette 2401 West Bay Drive, #124 Newspaper 4. North Florida Field Services 2900 East Bay Drive Roofing, general contractor Sign up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Friday, April 12, 2013
City leaders settled a brewing light legal dispute Tuesday while awarding contracts to replace lighting systems at Largo's Southwest Recreation Complex and the Belcher Soccer Complex.
Largo city leaders settled a light legal dispute Tuesday while awarding contracts to replace lighting systems at Southwest Recreation Complex and the Belcher Soccer Complex. Commissioners unanimously agreed to use Riley Electric for the $105,000 project at Southwest Recreation Complex and voted 5-1, with Commissioner Curtis Holmes in opposition, to awarding Himes Electric a $390,000 contrat to replace lights at Belcher Soccer Complex. “Obviously you were playing Solomon on this one,” Holmes said, complimenting Alan Zimmet, city attorney on mediating the contracts. “It would probably cost more in litigation than this job is even worth.” The contracts to replace lights at the facilities were first presented to commissioners March 19. That …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
City leaders gave their approval on potential plans to allow a bird rescue group to develop a rehabilitation facility at McGough Nature Preserve Tuesday.
The details still have to be worked out, but it looks likely that the Suncoast Bird Rescue is coming to space at McGough Nature Preserve. After asking questions regarding smell, parking and bird safety, city leaders gave their approval Tuesday for the bird rescue group to develop the rehabilitation facility at McGough Nature Preserve. There would be no cost to the city. Staff is proposing a $1-a-year lease on the property, with construction starting once the rescue group secures funding for the project and commissioners sign off on the final design. “We think it’s an opportunity,” said Joan Byrne, parks director, admitting there still are “lots of details yet to work out.” The center would be planned for the southeast corner of the park …