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…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Cesarina's Italian Deli & Bakery offers a wide variety of sandwiches for around $3 or $4 for 6-inch subs.
Hungry for a hearty, delicious and budget-friendly sub sandwich? Something warm sounded comforting on a recent, cold-for-Florida day. Cesarina's Italian Deli & Bakery has a great selection of hot sandwiches such as chicken parmigiana, meatball, pastrami and steak with cheese. All cost less than $4 for a 6-inch sub. The chicken parmigiana sandwich came on homemade Italian bread. The pieces of chicken cutlet were so large, a fork and knife were needed to eat the sandwich. The cold 6-inch sandwiches cost around $3 with options such as turkey breast, ham with cheese, and tomato with fresh mozzarella. Have a heartier appetite? The 12-inch sandwiches range in cost from $4.75 to $7.99. Cesarina's will wrap the sandwich, if eating lunch or …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A new Largo store offers alpaca apparel, yarn, home decor and more.
In 2008, Alicia Chivers wanted to get back to the basics, so she started her own 3-acre alpaca ranch in Largo. As the herd of alpacas — which resemble small llamas — grew, Chivers, a former telecommunications chief financial officer, realized the need for a store to market alpaca products and a weaving studio to explore the fiber arts. The Criativity store and studio opened in September. The name is not a typo of the English word creativity. "Cria" is a baby alpaca, and "tivity" is a play on nativity, which has to do with birthing, Chivers said. The front of the red building facing Clearwater-Largo Road features alpaca merchandise from Largo and around the world. Largo alpaca fleece is dyed and sent to Texas, where a mill weaves and …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A food counter in the Largo grocery market offers a selection of tortillas, burritos and quesadillas.
In a shopping plaza filled with restaurants, Las Palomas Latin Market offers a selection of grocery items and a place to eat a quick, tasty and budget-friendly meal. Head into the 1300 East Bay Dr. market in Largo and it's easy to miss the food counter in the far lefthand back corner of the store. Choose from a selection of made-to-order tacos, burritos, quesadillas or salads. The Mexican taco came on a flavorful corn tortilla with fresh cilantro and a large quantity of grilled steak with salsa on the side. Tacos with either corn or flour tortillas and a selection of meat fillings are just $2 each. Prefer more food? The taco special of the day offered two tacos, beans, rice and a soda for $6.50, according to a placard on the counter. …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Many shoppers are finding presents for every member of the family, without having to fight the holiday crowds, all under one roof at the Largo hardware store and gift shop.
Hammerheads Ace Hardware in Largo offers an old-fashioned shopping experience, featuring special gifts for every member of the family in a quaint department store-like setting, without having to fight holiday crowds. Even after being located at 1015 West Bay Dr., west of Clearwater Largo Road, for the past seven years, lots of people “are still really surprised with all the things we have here. They come in and the first thing they say is ‘Oh my goodness,’ ” said Taylor Swann, the store's floor manager. Craftsmen and those doing household or boat repairs from all over Tampa Bay have come to depend on Sue and Bill Gessert’s family-owned hardware store when they need wide array of items and unique parts, ranging from plumbing to nautical …
Small Business Saturday is today (Nov. 24) It's a day to focus on the small businesses our community relies on.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Headed out shopping today? Consider one of the many great local businesses like Hammerheads Ace Hardware. Check the Largo Patch directory for more local businesses. As a way of saying thanks on Small Business Saturday, if you've been to these businesses, go to their page and give them a rating (4 or 5 stars, maybe?). Or type up a nice review on their page that everyone will see. Check out the Small Business Saturday Deals in Largo. If you're a small business, consider adding your deal to the comments section of the story.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Some local restaurants and stores are open on Thanksgiving.
Need some whipped cream for the pumpkin pie? Want to go to a movie after the big feast? Prefer to let someone else do the cooking? Some stores, restaurants and entertainment places around Largo are open on Thanksgiving Day: 1. Grocery Stores 2. Restaurants 3. Movies 4. Drug Store 5. Mini-Golf 6. Bakery Stay connected by signing up for our free email newsletter or "liking" us on Facebook. Know of something that's open, which we missed? Please add it to the comments.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
We're compiling a list to help you find the best Small Business Saturday Deals.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Largo Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is great to support local small businesses that rely on neighbors like us in order to thrive. Last year, 100 million people nationwide participated in Small Business Saturday by …
What are your favorite stores in and near Largo to visit bright and early the morning after Thanksgiving?
The holiday shopping season kicks off in a big way next week when retailers in and near Largo officially celebrate Black Friday. That fabled day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest sales days of the year for many stores – both national, big box chains and local retailers. It’s also one of the best days to save on items big and small as retailers pull out the stops to offer amazing deals to get customers in their doors. The latter is exactly why we want to help Largo Patch readers map out a Black Friday game plan. But to do that, we need your help. What are your “must-shop” Black Friday destinations in the Largo area? What are some of the best deals you’ve come across so far? Share your preferences and savings finds in the comments …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Here are some tips to help the four-legged members of the family have a safe holiday. Plus, where to get a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for your dog in Largo.
Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather. For many people, pets are part of the celebration. At Largo's Open Air Market this Saturday, the All Natural Treats for Dogs booth will have pumpkin pies and Thanksgiving dinners for dogs for sale. Munchies Natural Pet Foods and Largo Feed & Garden Supply Inc are a couple other local businesses that also sell products for your pets. As you celebrate Thanksgiving here are some tips from the ASPCA on feeding Fido and Fluffy: