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Downtown shop caters to the fresh crowd

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Streetwear shop caters to the Fresh crowd

Freshly Squeezed, the new men's clothing store with a mural of a succulent orange dripping juice, fills a void in downtown, says owner Gary Swenson. "This is a cool, little town. How do we not have a cool shop for men?" asked the 33-year-old Brooksville native. "There's a lot of stuff on Central Avenue for women but not a whole lot for men." That was his thought process when he and fiance, Victoria Phipps, decided to open the 500-square-foot store at 900 First Ave. N together. It carries several clothing and accessory lines from the West Coast out of Seattle and California. T-shirts range from $16 to $30, sweatshirts cost around $60 and jeans are $40 to $60. The store's name signifies that it carries only the newest, freshest styles with a nod to nearby Tropicana Field and Florida citrus. "I can't say how many times people stop in thinking it's a juice shop," Swenson laughed. "I think I will start stocking some juice in the back just for that."

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer

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Fat Tuesday mixer with chamber

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce's networking mixer lets you celebrate Fat Tuesday and make business connections with a Cajun flair. Enjoy music and New Orleans style hors d'oeuvres. Cost is $10 for members or $20 for future members. Tuesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Blackwater Grille, 9610 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Registration is required. For information, call (727) 360-6957 or email rsvp@tampabay

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