SR 54 shopping center sold for $9.5 Million
Trinity Village Center — the shopping center at State Road 54 and Duck Slough Boulevard that's home to Crispers, Five Guys Hamburgers and Bonefish Grill, among other tenants — has a new set of owners. Trinity Tampa Partners LP and Boas Family Partnership of California purchased the shopping center last month for $9.5 million, according to Pasco court records. The sale was handled by Mark Shellabarger, senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis. The seller, Jefferson Pilot Investments, acquired the 71,990-square-foot shopping center from Trinity 54 LLC last year through foreclosure proceedings. The shopping center at 10700-10740 SR 54 was 78 percent leased when the new owners bought it.
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Best essayist to be Capitol messenger
State Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Trinity, is holding an essay contest for students interested in serving as a messenger for one week during the upcoming legislative session. Students who are 15 to 18 years old can prepare a typed 250-word essay on the topic: "There ought to be a law … ." One messenger will be chosen to represent District 45 this session. Messengers pick up and deliver materials within the Capitol complex for members and legislative offices. They must make their own travel and lodging arrangements in Tallahassee and pay their own expenses. Essays must be accompanied by a completed Messenger Program Application, which is available at myfloridahouse.gov. The essays should be sent to Corcoran's office, 7132 Little Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654, by 5 p.m. Feb. 15. For information, call Corcoran's office at (727) 816-1580 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inmates accused of trussing another
Two inmates at the Land O'Lakes jail tied another inmate to a bunk bed pole using socks and torn strips of bedsheets, according to the Pasco Sheriff's Office. Joshua D. Muffitt, 22, and Robert M. Lantrip, 24, tied the victim's hands behind his back and his feet to the bed, a report states. The Sheriff's Office did not release the victim's name or a motive for the attack. Muffitt, who is in jail on drug charges, and Lantrip, who was charged with theft, drugs, robbery, aggravated assault and failing to appear in court, both face additional charges of battery on a detention detainee. Both are being held without bail.