Sharing info from Pavan, the owner of Duckweed Urban Grocery, that has applied for an off premise liquor sales permit for his storefronts at Avenue Lofts. Please see his statement below with pictures for details.

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Thanks so much for reaching out to help the neighborhood better understand the liquor store plans. Attached you will see a PDF that shows how the liquor store will be laid out, it will be facing Florida AVE with the only ingress / egress thru that door. Its around 550+ SQFT and will be stocked very similar to the one we have in Channel side, our store has been very well received in that neighborhood pictures attached. Anyone from the HOA are welcome to check it out. The product mix we carry are based on the neighborhood requests and we will carry all the major brands and including some locally made brands with in Tampa /St Pete region that’s what makes us unique.

There are rumors floating around of us having some sort of a “walkup/ window service” this is absolutely not true and you can see it on the floor plan. Our product mix will be geared towards the local neighborhood homes and we will steer clear of cheap liquors for obvious reasons. At Duckweed we will ensure this will always be a neighborhood store that the locals will love to shop, at both liquor store and grocery store.

If there are any other specific questions or concerns we will be more than happy to answer.
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This is such a great addition to the neighborhood!

Excited to have you join the neighborhood!

Thanks for the update! Happy to have them in the hood.

Thank you for posting.

Thanks for the update!

Duckweed will be a great addition although the liquor sales is a HUGE mistake. That corner already has problems with people hanging out at the circle K not to mention the Dutch Motel. I love Duckweed but do not agree with package store.

Sounds very similar jug & bottle which has done well at their location. This will be nice to have around the corner

Fantastic

Terrific!!

I would be happy to help. Thank you Steve Menendez!

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Welcome. Hope your request is supported by council.

Full support here

Can’t wait to shop!

How many parking spaces will be available?

What is the address?? Is it on Florida Ave??

Damn, no walk up service? Bummer.

I can't wait for it all to open!

When will it be open?

Jonathon Szponar

Mortimer Dipthong

Great addition to the neighborhood!

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Today is the first day back to school! In honor of that check out these amazing photos of the auditorium at Hillsborough High School! Did you know it was this beautiful inside? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I have always loved the halls and the auditorium, it is majestic

Yes! I went there! Beautiful architecture!

My wife & I and our son all HHS Alumni....

I love driving by to admire its architecture. They should do guided history tours inside for fundraisers.

If I remember right Hillsborough and Plant were built identical and at the same time.

Beautiful!!!!!

Very beautiful !

Gorgeous

Go Terriers!

Wow. I had no idea

Wow!

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Duckweed Urban Grocery, a tenant in the new Avenue Lofts Building at Giddens and Florida, is applying for a off premise consumption liquor sales permit. Essentially they are looking to sell beer/wine/liquor at their local grocery in the building. This permit is not the same as a bar/restaurant as they would need an on premise consumption permit for that. From what we have been told it would be a small room within Duckweed that is separated per state guidelines.

Similarly Chop Chop Shop down Florida Ave has applied for a beer/wine on premise consumption permit as well.

If you’d like to attend the city council hearing where these are being presented for first reading and cited upon you can do so on 8/29. Chop Chop Shop date is TBD.

To keep up to date with variance request, permit applications, design exceptions and other special use application permits you can susbscribe to the Tampa Cares Newsletter on the City of Tampa Land Development Coordination website. Anyone may be added to the email listing to receive copies of this monthly newsletter. You can also send your request to:
Aileen Rosario at Aileen.Rosario@tampagov.net.
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Duckweed Urban Grocery, a tenant in the new Avenue Lofts Building at Giddens and Florida, is applying for a off premise consumption liquor sales permit. Essentially they are looking to sell beer/wine/liquor at their local grocery in the building. This permit is not the same as a bar/restaurant as they would need an on premise consumption permit for that. From what we have been told it would be a small room within Duckweed that is separated per state guidelines. 

Similarly Chop Chop Shop down Florida Ave has applied for a beer/wine on premise consumption permit as well. 

If you’d like to attend the city council hearing where these are being presented for first reading and cited upon you can do so on 8/29. Chop Chop Shop date is TBD. 

To keep up to date with variance request, permit applications, design exceptions and other special use application permits you can susbscribe to the Tampa Cares Newsletter on the City of Tampa Land Development Coordination website. Anyone may be added to the email listing to receive copies of this monthly newsletter. You can also send your request to:
Aileen Rosario at Aileen.Rosario@tampagov.net.Image attachment

 

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Thank you for sharing!

‘Tampa scares’. That’s funny. You may wanna correct that. 😂

Brandon Hulcher

As many of you are likely aware the rehabilitation of the Louisiana Pumping Station at Rivercrest Park has begun. This is a project we have been discussing for some time now. Will be complete in May 2020. See attached letter from City of Tampa for details. ... See MoreSee Less

As many of you are likely aware the rehabilitation of the Louisiana Pumping Station at Rivercrest Park has begun. This is a project we have been discussing for some time now. Will be complete in May 2020. See attached letter from City of Tampa for details.

 

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Would be awesome if they could add restrooms to the building while they are doing all this work...

We've been waiting for our docks to be replaced for over 4 years. Today we got a big win with the City of Tampa when Mayor Jane Castor presented the city budget which included $150k for dock repairs and maintenance. This budget comes from the Community Investment Tax passed many, many years ago, but will address one of our greatest needs in South Seminole Heights. As long as council approves it we should see improvements soon!

Glad to finally see this getting done through a partnership with Parks and Recreation and the association board. A big thanks goes to Parks and Recreation Director Paul Dial, who will be presenting on this and other topics at our October 16th General Meeting for residents. Make sure you attend to learn more!

We can't wait to be able to use our docks again! 🙂
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Weve been waiting for our docks to be replaced for over 4 years. Today we got a big win with the City of Tampa when Mayor Jane Castor presented the city budget which included $150k for dock repairs and maintenance. This budget comes from the Community Investment Tax passed many, many years ago, but will address one of our greatest needs in South Seminole Heights. As long as council approves it we should see improvements soon!

Glad to finally see this getting done through a partnership with Parks and Recreation and the association board. A big thanks goes to Parks and Recreation Director Paul Dial, who will be presenting on this and other topics at our October 16th General Meeting for residents. Make sure you attend to learn more!

We cant wait to be able to use our docks again! :-)

 

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Exciting news! Thank you for always keeping us informed.

Congratulations on receiving funding proposal for Rivercrest Park's docks. They have been in need of repair and a real safety hazard. Looking forward to the repair project. I enjoy walking my dog along the docks, but had to stop, as much of it was roped off.

That's awesome!!! I walk there all the time!!!

Awesome!

Could these same docks be used for the Pirate Taxi Service? Would be a good cost savings is possible.

hope they extend pirate water taxi service

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FYI.

The far right southbound lane on North Highland Ave will be closed at the intersection of Cayuga Street while crews repair a water main break. Traffic will be shifted from the far right lane to the center lane for the duration of the work. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we expect the work to be completed and the roadway open by no later than Friday afternoon, 8/2.
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Transportation Update:

The City of Tampa Transportation Department has begun installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at the crosswalk located at Osborne and North River Blvd. Attached is a picture of what will be installed. The only difference is that the signs will be school crosswalk signs as opposed to these pedestrian crosswalk signs. The install should be completed by this weeks end.

We are continuing to work on additional improvements to Osborne, but are thankful the city is taking the steps to address pedestrian safety concerns we have raised.

More to come!
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Transportation Update:

The City of Tampa Transportation Department has begun installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at the crosswalk located at Osborne and North River Blvd.  Attached is a picture of what will be installed. The only difference is that the signs will be school crosswalk signs as opposed to these pedestrian crosswalk signs. The install should be completed by this weeks end.

We are continuing to work on additional improvements to Osborne, but are thankful the city is taking the steps to address pedestrian safety concerns we have raised. 

More to come!

 

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Glad to hear it!

Good news!

Yas! So excited this is happening. Thank you!

That's great!!!

Yet still not one at Tampa Street for all the people crossing to get to Riverwalk/Armature 🤦‍♀️ yikes

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3 weeks ago

South Seminole Heights Civic Association

Don’t forget to drop of your donations before school starts!
✂️📗🖍💝Hello Neighbors! Believe it or not, school is back in session in just a few short weeks (where HAS the summer gone!?). To give some of our youngest students and their teachers a head start at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, the South Seminole Heights Civic Association is having our 3rd annual School Supply Drive for Broward Elementary School.
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Donations can be dropped off at the following neighborhood business:
Brew Bus Brewing
Chop Chop Shop
Red Star Rock Bar
Vélo Champ
Florida Eats
Microgroove

‼️Last Date to drop off supplies is Wednesday August 7‼️
For the full list of needed supplies by grade follow this link:
bit.ly/browardsuppliesdrive

Are you a business that wants to participate? Maybe a neighbor who has questions? Reach out to the Association here 🤓:
info@sshca.com
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Don’t forget to drop of your donations before school starts!
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3 weeks ago

South Seminole Heights Civic Association

Thank you to all the neighbors who came out to the Luau on Saturday! Thank you also to Kona Ice of Plant City, Xtreme Tacos, Modernesian Kava Social,and Locale Church for all their support! Lastly, a big shout out to our Events chair Tatiana Huudma for pulling it all together!
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