Wednesday, April 04, 2007

S.H. Restaurant Year in Review - Conclusion

For those who don’t spend the time to read the replies to blog postings, here’s a summary of what we found out. (This is a recap from March 2006-March 2007; that’s why Blue Sea Market isn’t listed).

Complete:
1) Coffee Bean Café now Copa Cabana Café
2) Ybor Pizza now Copa Cabana Café.
3) Viva la Frida's now Rincon Catracho.
4) Empty building now Cappy's Pizzeria.
5) Empty lot now Starbuck's.
6) Part of auto repair shop now Merino's Italian Deli.
7) Seminole Heights Bakery now Seminole Heights Bakery & (Estrella's) Café.
8) Bahia Cafe expanded into an adjoining storefront (according to 1 blogger).
9) Front Porch Grill’s inside bar was remodeled.

Coming Soon:
10) Stephanno's Pizzaria and Italian Eatery closed, but re-set to open April 2007.
11) Bungalow Bistro of Seminole Heights, said to be sort of an eclectic bistro, still being built on Florida Ave. with no set timeline for opening.
12) Ella's, said to be sort of an eclectic bistro, will have groundbreaking in May 2007 at SE corner of Nebraska and Shadowlawn.

Rumor:
13) PROBABLE – According the City Council records, Greg Smith has gotten approval to build and open a Restaurant and Bar (similar to Hooter’s) at 6401 Nebraska Ave.
14) POSSIBLEMartha's Kitchen is up for sale.
15) POSSIBLEAngelica of Viva la Frida's fame is set to open a Coffee Shop on Florida Ave. in 2007.
16) UNPROBABLEPanera Bread will be built on LeRoy’s 4x4’s property and/or on NE corner of Nebraska and Osbourne Ave.
17) DOWNGRADED – Warner’s Plumbing Supply to turn into a Sandwich Shop and Liquor Store.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no way that Ellas will be opening up in May 2007. You must mean 2008. Unless they are going to be the "Ellas Bus"

Anonymous said...

Read the post.
GROUNDBREAKING in May 2007.
Nothing to eat then, unless your diet consists of DIRT

Anonymous said...

Golly, Gee. I hope Ellas serves SPANISH food!

Anonymous said...

where will Bungalow Bistro be on Fla ave?

Anonymous said...

I hope your mom serves spanish food.

NewHeightsMag said...

Bungalow Bistro is the place they are working on between Forever Beautiful and Sherry's Yesterdaze.

Anonymous said...

that's right - I forgot the name of this version of the resturant. I hope she gets it open before she goes broke trying!

Thanks

Anonymous said...

you forgot about Bo's Ice Cream being posted for sale. I think that even though the sign came down it's still for sale today.

NewHeightsMag said...

FYI -- Greg Smith's place on Nebraska Ave. (to be built) is supposed to be a barbeque grill and bar.

Yum and Yum.

http://www.tbo.com/southtampa/MGBPYY42PXE.html