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New owner, new name for former Green Iguana on Anderson Road

 Green Iguana   9202 Anderson Road  Tampa, FL 33634  (813)288-9076

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Green Iguana 9202 Anderson Road Tampa, FL 33634 (813)288-9076

TOWN 'N COUNTRY — Those looking for the Green Iguana on Anderson Road will want to take note: The Iguana has left the building.

The owners of the Green Iguana recently sold the location to B B Sadi LLC, and it has reopened as Green Gators Bar & Grill.

Former Green Iguana manager Ray Cordero is overseeing operations. He was quick to point out that this is not just a "same location, new name" scenario. He said he is implementing big changes in the space that houses a restaurant, three bars, two dance floors and what has been touted as the largest tiki hut in Florida.

Cordero, who holds a degree in culinary arts, was hired to work in the Green Iguana kitchen five years ago. He quickly moved into management, serving as manager of the Anderson Road location for the past two years.

In his new role with Green Gators, the first order of business was to put the focus back on the food. Signature dishes on the revamped menu include margarita chicken wings, Baja chicken quesadillas and gourmet burgers.

Also, a new staff has been brought in and customer service is top priority, Cordero said.

The nightclub side also got a makeover, with new sound and lighting systems installed. Tuesdays now feature Karaoke Night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The indoor dance floor hosts Latin Night from 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m., and Sundays feature a fresh music mix by DJ Will.

Green Gators Bar & Grill is located at 9202 Anderson Road and opens at 11 a.m. daily. For more information on nightly entertainment, call (813) 304-2260 or follow the Green Gators Bar & Grill Facebook page.

Assisted living community on way

CITRUS PARK — Tampa developer Chancey Design and an Atlanta-based senior living management company are joining forces to develop Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park, an assisted living and memory care community.

The community, which is under construction, will include 92 assisted living apartments and 26 units in the secured memory care neighborhood.

A separate area, known as the Bridges neighborhood, will provide care for those who need a bit more oversight but do not require secured memory care.

All residents will have access to 24-hour nursing staff, on-site rehabilitation, medication supervision and diabetic management.

Residents can also take advantage of Atlanta-based Arbor Co.'s innovative "GEM level" care, which assesses cognitive and social needs in order to tailor individual programs of care, customized dining services and wellness programs.

"Our goal is to focus on high-quality, compassionate care and the most progressive approaches to senior living," said Judd Harper, president of the Arbor Co.

Arbor Terrace at Citrus Park is scheduled to open in January at 13810 Sheldon Road.

Deposits are being accepted, and interested parties can visit the information center at 8108 Old Hixon Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. For more information, call (813) 333-9996 or visit at-citruspark.com.

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New owner, new name for former Green Iguana on Anderson Road 07/01/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:34pm]
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