Business insight; Bloomingdale’s/FishHawk, March 2022

Edited by Jenny Bennett

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Salty Shamrock

The Salty Shamrock is an authentic Irish bar and restaurant located in the center of Apollo Beach at 6186 US Hwy. 41. He celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with two huge parties. Puppy Day kicks off the week on Sunday, March 13 at 11 a.m. with costume contests, a puppy parade, and more than 25 vendors and adoption agencies.

There will also be food and drink specials throughout the day. St. Patrick’s Day, itself on Thursday, March 17, is an all-day celebration beginning at 11 a.m. The Irish Ramblers of Ireland will entertain inside the pub from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there will be constant entertainment on the outdoor stage. Irish specialties as well as green beer flowing from taps will be available throughout the day.

Additional information about events at the Salty Shamrock can be found by visiting his Facebook page @saltyshamrockFL.

A popular Cuban restaurant celebrates its anniversary

La Septima Café celebrates 27 years of activity. It is well known as a Brandon staple for its delicious and authentic Cuban fusion cuisine. After having to close its dining room due to COVID-19, the restaurant turned to take-home family meal service, which remains hugely popular and is a bargain at just $39.95. La Septima Cafe was very pleased to be able to reopen the dining room for counter service earlier this year and welcomed many familiar customer faces.

La Septima Café is located at 702 W. Lumsden Rd. at La Viva Plaza in Brandon. For more information, visit its website at or call 685-0502.

Citrus Home Center buys mobile homes

Citrus Home Center was founded as a full-service mobile home dealer based in Central Florida. It invests in used/unwanted mobile homes as well as land with mobile homes on it. No title? No problem, this can solve most problems. Their team is dedicated to making the sales experience as easy as possible with cash offers tailored to your needs while building lasting relationships with valued customers.

Visit or call 407-680-3014 for more information.

Tropical Elegance – Veteran team member now new owner

Jon and Megan Hurst purchased Tropical Elegance Window Fashions from the original owners, Don and Sabina Hanson. This company has been serving this area for over 20 years and Jon has been an employee of the company for over 10 years.

Jon and Megan are FishHawk residents and public service workers; Jon is a firefighter and Megan is a teacher at Bevis Elementary School. Tropical Elegance is known throughout the community for its competitive pricing, high quality products and unparalleled customer service. She specializes in plantation shutters, shades, awnings, motorization and more.

To view the products and learn more, visit, check out Facebook @TropicalEleganceWindowFashions or call 766-9744.

Tracer Inspections offers services to homeowners

Tracer Inspections is a one-man, customer-focused and service-oriented company that educates the consumer on the condition, quality and sustainability of their real estate investment. It offers a variety of inspections, including pre-purchase, pre-registration, and general current home inspection, all performed by licensed inspectors. Wind mitigation and roof recertification inspections can also help homeowners save money on their insurance.

For more information, visit his website at, call 842-0740, or follow him on Facebook at

So Barbershop is here for all your barbershop needs.

So Barbershop is a family business where all customers are valued, located at 861 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon. It ensures the best quality of service for all customers with the aim of ensuring that everyone has a great experience when cutting hair.

It is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. An appointment is not necessary. You can follow him on Facebook @thenbarbershop or call 653-9595 for more information.

Cakes or cupcakes to make any occasion special

What sweeter way to celebrate or solve the little things in life than with a cake? Check out Adjudicake, where it specializes in personalized, handcrafted 6-inch cakes and cupcakes, all beautifully wrapped and ready to gift.

Owner and local resident Judi Prinzivalli believes “every day is a special occasion”. Birthdays, new home, promotions, corporate referrals or even just because these are just a few ideas; the list is endless. Whatever the reason, Adjudicake is ready to help you celebrate with the perfect cake.

As Prinzivalli said, “Life is too short to say no to cake.”

Support your local artisan baker and visit Adjudicake on Facebook @Adjudicake, go to or contact Prinzivalli at 313-6292.

Shell Point Marina is your one stop shop for all boating needs

Shell Point Marina is located at 3340 W. Shell Point Rd. in Ruskin near Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, making it easy to plan your day trips when you bring family or friends on your boat. It is surrounded by beautiful islands and small coves ideal for fishing, searching for shells, relaxing and much more.

Shell Point Marina also has its own team of mechanics, making it a one-stop marina. She specializes in bottom painting, fiberglass and blister repair, and sandblasting. Other services include mechanical maintenance, detailing, canvas and upholstery, transport loading and more.

For more information, visit his website at, Facebook @ruskinshellpointmarina or call 645-1313.

Total Financial Picture™; Wealth strategies

John and Claudia Exner, owners of Total Financial Picture™; Wealth Strategies, take a holistic approach to wealth management. He begins by working with the client to create a comprehensive personal financial plan, then helps implement, compare and adjust the plan as needed. Having a complete and personalized analysis of your overall financial situation will allow you to set goals, solve any problems and continue to protect and grow your personal wealth.

Total Financial Picture Wealth Strategies is located at 100 Ashley Dr. Ste. 600 in Tampa. Additional information can be found on its website at or by calling 703-343-6878.

Wingspread Farm inducted into the Valrico Business Hall of Fame

Each year, the Valrico Awards program identifies companies that it believes have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community. These are companies that enhance the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community. One of them is Wingspread Farm, which is very proud to have won the Best of Valrico award in the Farm category for the fourth year in a row.

This distinction qualifies Wingspread Farm for an exclusive Hall of Fame award. Wingspread Farm is located at 3003 Pearson Road. in Valrico. It offers farm-fresh eggs, artisan breads, cookies, jams, seasonal products and Hungarian specialities.

For more information, visit its website at or call 361-1546. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Dorothy Cares Assisted Living Facility Wins Best Of Senior Living Award

Dorothy Cares Assisted Living Facility recently received the Best of Senior Living award from A Place for Mom for the fourth consecutive year. Dorothy Cares has two locations, 11626 Tropical Isle Ln. and 10427 Crestfield Dr., both in Riverview. Each location offers personalized, skilled nursing care in private and semi-private rooms in a warm setting with home-cooked meals.

Owner Dorothy Araujo said: “It has been a difficult year with this coronavirus pandemic, but through it all we have kept all of our residents coronavirus free at both locations. I am so proud of all of our accomplishments and all of my staff.

Additional information about Dorothy Cares Assisted Living Facility can be found on her website,, or by calling 862-8871.

Royal G Snacks launches a new range of healthy snacks

Royal G Snacks (RGS Foods), located at 850 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa, recently launched a new line of healthy snacks. Its mission is to ensure that each of its products is made with high quality ingredients to ensure customer satisfaction at all times. Each product is made with you and your loved ones in mind, and it strives to be a trusted supplier of nutritious and delicious snacks.

For more information about RGS Foods, visit its website at or call 941-357-3189.

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