LITHIA — Two recently-opened new businesses are proving to help transition the 2016 movement from FishHawk residents to "Take Back Park Square" into more reasons to "Celebrate Park Square."
Cool Beans Coffee House and Amici's Pizza & Pasta have become popular destinations for the more than 20,000 residents within walking distance and others who visit the 35,000 square feet, two-story town center that opens into a sprawling outdoor amphitheater.
As its name indicates, Cool Beans Coffee House is a breakfast destination that serves sandwiches like "Build a breakfast" ($4.75) all day and pours a creative cup of café con leche complete with artistic design of steamed milk and espresso floating on top.
In addition to breakfast, Cool Beans boasts a bevy of beverages that also makes it a welcoming venue for stay at home moms or small business gatherings for lunch. Grab a PB&J smoothie along with a Cuban sandwich, bakery and bananas or meet up after work for a beer on tap or a glass of wine starting at $7 a glass.
Sangria pitchers are on special during Wined Down Wednesdays and Cool Beans also hosts live music events.
Spread throughout the Cool Beans dining space is original artwork from Sarasota-based artist Ron Genta that adds to the colorful vibe of the place. Cool Beans also brews friendships and networks, that's why it offers a private community meeting room for rent at just $25 for three hours. You may also pick up a business card or two from professionals offering services from house cleaning to fashion consulting.
Amici's Pizza & Pasta rolls into town as the new option for a slice, replacing the old Park Square Pizza as the local option for a pie. Amici's offers New York pizza along with calzones, Stromboli, salads, wraps, paninis, sandwiches, pasta, seafood and entrees. Pizza ranges from a 16-inch cheese for $11.99 to a large 18-inch stuffed, two-layer, three-topping pie for $21.99.
Most sandwiches, such as The Amici (salami, prosciutto, mortadella, peppers, cheese and veggies) come with chips for $7.99. Entrees such as chicken parmigiana go for $13.99 and include pasta marinara, tossed salad and garlic knots.
Both businesses are located at 16132 Churchview Drive. The community gathering spot plans to host a September 11 vigil where people will meet at 9:55 a.m. for a moment of silence.
New AC company arrives in town
Complete Pro Air Conditioning has opened and the company focuses on equipment replacement and maintenance throughout the SouthShore & Brandon area.
The company will service residential and commercial air conditioning units, placing a premium on replacing failing parts before other parts of the system become overly taxed.
Visit completeproair.com or call (813) 257-9100 and ask about the "Airology" promise that Complete Pro Air offers its customers.
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