Business insight; Riverview/Apollo Beach, May 2022

Edited by Jenny Bennett

Cigars On The Boulevard will host several events in May

Cigars on the Boulevard is hosting several events this month. On Saturday, May 21, there is a Browns Backers event hosting former NFL players from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $200. He also sponsors a charity shootout event held at Gun Craft Inc., located at 2102 24th St. SE. at Ruskin on Sunday, May 29, from 8 a.m.

The event benefits veterans and costs $30 to participate, including range fees and a cigar with a glass of beer or wine after the event. Tuesday, May 31 is Memorial Day, so that’s when he will honor and remember our dead with a roll call and celebration of life. Stop by to add your loved one’s name to their wall of honor.

Cigars on the Boulevard is located at 1438 Apollo Beach Blvd. at Apollo Beach. Visit his website at or call 813-296-1016 for more information on any of the events mentioned.

Sylvan Learning Of Apollo Beach Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Apollo Beach’s Sylvan Learning is celebrating its one year anniversary serving the academic needs of the Greater Riverview area. To celebrate, it offers a $49 Sylvan Insight Assessment which gives a comprehensive assessment of a student’s academic level (normally $95) and free academic planning sessions for parents to discuss concerns and find solutions to help. their children achieve their academic goals when booked by Tuesday, May 31.

With over 40 years of experience and over 750 points of presence worldwide, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for K-12 students.

Sylvan Learning of Apollo Beach is located at 7130 Big Bend Rd., #110 in Gibsonton. For more information, visit his website at or call 813-489-6397.

Sweetwater Kayaks opens new location in Bullfrog Creek

Sweetwater Kayaks has had a location in St. Petersburg for 23 years and is very pleased to now serve the east side of the bay. Its new location is at the General Store & Market at 11307 US Hwy. 41 S. in Gibsonton, giving access to Bullfrog Creek.

It is currently open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and canoe rentals as well as lessons, sales, and repairs. For more information, visit his website at, call 727-570-4844, or follow him on Facebook @paddleswk or Instagram @sweetwater.kayaks.

Superior Residences Of Brandon offers memory care services

Superior Residences of Brandon offers the best senior living experience for those in need of memory care services. It has an experienced and caring team that has the professional skills to administer complex treatment plans and the sensitivity to make residents feel at home. They allow residents to feel better, function more independently and manage chronic illnesses.

Brandon Superior Residences are located at 1819 Providence Ridge Blvd. in Brandon. Additional information can be found on its website at or by calling 813-657-8587.

Mission BBQ celebrates Armed Forces Week

Mission BBQ is well known for supporting our military and veterans. This year, Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday, May 21, and Mission BBQ celebrates with its own Armed Forces Week.

Each branch of the military will be celebrating its own day with a free sandwich for active duty and veterans of that branch followed by a free sandwich for all active duty and veterans on Saturday. Their days are: Army on Monday May 16, Marine Corps on Tuesday May 17, Navy on Wednesday May 18, Air Force and Space Force on Thursday May 19, Coast Guard on Friday May 20 and everyone on Saturday May. 21.

Mission BBQ is located at 1504 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. More information can be found at or by calling 813-830-9618.

The White Oak Cottage opens a new bistro

White Oak Cottage Boutique is located at 10530 S. County Rd. 39 in Lithie. It’s a destination where you can shop, eat and drink on more than 5,000 square feet. The shop is full of unique items that owners Melanie Bentley-Montanaro and Shaunessy Dobish take the time to cultivate, and there really is something for everyone. It also offers a catalog design and purchase service if you can’t find the right part in the store.

You can start or end your visit at the restaurant, where your experience will be just as unique as that of the boutique. It offers gourmet sandwiches, flatbreads, harvest salads, soups, cheese and charcuterie, wine, beer and more. The menu is full of exceptional dishes you won’t find anywhere else, and when you pair it with imported wine from the Pacific Northwest, it’s quite an experience.

For more information, visit or call the boutique at 813-650-0054 and the bistro at 813-308-9994.

StretchLab opens in Brandon

StretchLab is a unique wellness concept, offering personalized assisted stretching sessions. No two bodies are the same and no stretch at StretchLab is the same.

Individual stretching involves identifying tensions and imbalances in your body and customizing a stretching routine that works for you. Stretching has many different benefits, including: increased flexibility and range of motion, improved posture, reduced stress, and improved athletic performance.

StretchLab is located at 11235 Causeway Blvd. in Brandon. More information can be found at or by calling 813-734-8687. You can also follow her on Facebook @stretchlabbrandon.

Teal Turtle boutique opens in Harbor Village

The Teal Turtle Boutique recently opened its second location with a ribbon cutting. The boutique offers a wide variety of women’s clothing; accessories, including handbags and jewelry; and gifts for the home.

It is located at 266 Harbor Village Ln. at Apollo Beach. Visit his website at for more information.

Alley Cat Pest Control celebrates its 15th anniversary

Alley Cat Pest Control recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a ribbon cutting from the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. This is a full-service company specializing in integrated pest control for the prevention of unwanted pests in your home or business. Family owned and operated, and named after the beloved family cat, Alley Cat Pest Control proudly serves the local community.

To learn more about Alley Cat Pest Control, visit or call 813-671-3838.

Winn-Dixie grocery stores donate to Ukraine

Southeastern Grocers Inc., parent company of Winn-Dixie Groceries, supports citizens of Ukraine by donating more than $1.1 million in cleaning and sanitizing supplies, personal protective equipment and groceries non-perishable at Mission 823.

Anthony Hucker, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, said, “At Southeastern Grocers, we always put people first, whether they are in our five states or around the world. We refuse to sit idly by when the Ukrainian people are in dire need. »

Mission 823 is a non-profit humanitarian organization on the ground in Ukraine that seeks to help and protect children at risk.

Opening of the Hunter’s Brunch Shack

Hunter’s Brunch Shack opened on the former site of the Riverview Sandwich Shop at 8001 US Hwy. 301 in Riverview.

Owner Hunter Giambra was inspired by the talented head chef, Tammy, to buy and run the business, so even with its new name it will retain many of the same great house flavors from its past while adding a few new twists. . for your pleasure. Chef Tammy has over 30 years of experience and her specialties are featured daily on the menu.

To learn more about Hunter’s Brunch Shack, visit their website at or call 813-898-0459.