Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Where do you recommend taking Mom out to eat on her special day?
How do you show your mother just how special she is? One option is to treat her to a delicious Mother's Day brunch as a small token of your appreciation. After all, how many great meals has she cooked (or microwaved) for you over the years? Here are some of our favorite brunch spots around South Tampa and Hyde Park where you can bring Mom for her special day: What are the other great options for Mother's Day Brunch in South Tampa?
Friday, April 12, 2013
South Tampa-Hyde Park Patch readers share their experiences and opinions about local businesses. Recently several new ratings ranging from one to five stars were posted.
Did you know you can rate and review hundreds of South Tampa area businesses and restaurants in our directory? Businesses are rated on a scale of one to five with five stars being excellent and one star indicating a poor rating. New reviews were posted to the following businesses recently. Click on the link to read the most recent review and all of the previous reviews: Want to share your opinion about a local business? Visit our directory, search for the business you want to review and look for the "Rate this business" link directly beneath the company name. Want to be notified every time we post a new business-related article? Click the "Keep me posted" button in the box below. You might also be interested in reading:
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The full service salon is on Kennedy Boulevard.
When Gina Logan graduated from Michigan State University, she took a job doing consulting for Ernst & Young. Soon, she found out corporate America wasn't her forte. So she looked into buying a salon, and stumbled upon the Sunshine State's Bangs and Burns - now known as Bangz Salon and Spa - at 4027 W. Kennedy Boulevard. Now, Logan spends her days running a business billed as south Tampa's oldest salon, offering everything from manicures to massages. We talked to her about what made her get into the business and how south Tampa's hair scene measures up. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. On what made her want to …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The event will be held on Nov. 16.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The business is offering giveaways and promotions at the event.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The event is this weekend.
On Saturday, Hyde Park will welcome Halloween early. Hyde Park Village is presenting its Fall Festival & Craft Beer BREWhaha from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. The event includes arts and crafts, seasonal craft beers, trick-or-treating, face painting and more. Click here for details. Do you plan to go? Take our poll and let us know.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Under the new healthcare reform law, small businesses fear they will no longer be able to insure their employees.
It looks as if small businesses are about to take another hit. Critics of Obama's healthcare reform law are claiming the Health Insurance Tax (HIT), included as part of the law, will cost small businesses and their employees billions of dollars in fees. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the cost of health insurance is the No. 1 issue facing small business owners today. And with healthcare reform looming, the NFIB, which opposed the new law, fears the costs will only rise. Check out the small business stories on South Tampa Patch Forty-three percent of small companies with less than 50 employees now offer health insurance to their employees while 96 percent of small firms with more than 50 employees offer health …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tampa's crowds never brought vendors the big bucks, but Charlotte is off to a strong start.
Convention crowds may have been a no-show for the most part downtown at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but they're already out in force for Charlotte's Democratic National Convention, which officially kicks off Tuesday. A walk around the rain-soaked restaurants near Charlotte Convention Center on Monday found steady lines of people spending money. "I'm happy so far," said Bob Morrison, owner of the "The Sandwich Club," a takeout food shop which opened in 1996. "I'm just hoping it stays like this." "Today was great," said Marlys Sielsky, chief hospitality officer for Matt's Chicago Dog. "It exceeded expectations." In Tampa, business owners lamented last week that, "We åwere told this would be our Christmas. Instead we have …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Small business has been a major theme both inside and outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum this week.
Small business has been a major theme both inside and outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum this week. With events tied to the 2012 Republican National Convention taking place in all parts of the Tampa Bay area, many local business owners prepared to have the biggest money making week of their year. At the beginning of the convention, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the 2012 Tampa Host Committee projected a $150 – 175 million boost to Tampa’s economy because of the 2012 RNC. "The way the City (of Tampa) and the Downtown Partnership put it out, we'd have 50,000 visitors and we'd be swamped," said Marc Zolkowski earlier this week. Zolkowski is the co-owner of the Metro Lounge and Restaurant in downtown Tampa. His neighboring business owner, …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Annie Okerlin of Yogani Studios is helping RNC attendees find an "Oasis" in Tampa, but her bigger passion is helping injured veterans heal through yoga.
A few blocks away from the hustle and bustle and nonstop noise of politicians, journalists, protesters and law enforcement colliding at the Republican National Convention, Annie Okerlin is providing a bit of serenity. Okerlin, who owns Yogani Studios in South Tampa, is one of several yoga instructors pitching in at the "Oasis," a posh yoga and massage station and spa set up inside Aja Channelside and sponsored by The Huffington Post. The scent of grapefruit candles wafts through the air of the second-floor sanctuary, which features a squishy, padded floor, dim lighting and a juice bar serving coconut water. Politicians, journalists and celebrities have been invited to the Oasis, intended to be a respite from the stresses that come with …