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Bayshore Market stocks fresh; Redneck Wine Co. swills anti-snob; Hyde Park gains events florist, designers Dean and Duffala add antiques outlet

TAMPA — Linda and Paul Schobben got lost one day and found themselves staring at a "For Sale" sign on an old gas station at the corner of Bayshore and Interbay boulevards, just north of Ballast Point Park.

The next thing the former owners of a Largo garden center knew, they were opening Bayshore Market, an oasis of fresh greens, juicy fruits and other foods from local companies, including Cheesecake People and Sunset Salsa. Linda also makes her own homemade olive salad and lemon tapenade.

Inside, the neighborhood specialty store offers everything from Crawfish Pie to Mike's Pies to pot pies. Out back, fresh herbs thrive and seasonal plants flourish, such as daisies, bromeliads and orchids.

Bayshore Market, 5025 Bayshore Blvd., is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 831-5759.

Hyde Park gains an events florist

Grymes Cannon Designs relocated and refocused its wholesale floral business from a North Tampa warehouse district to Hyde Park.

"Now as an event design company, this is my target market,'' said Cannon, 36, a fourth-generation Tampa native and the son of Jamie Cannon, who began farming 300 acres of fresh flowers 37 years ago.

Rainbow Flower Imports continues the farm-level, wholesale business as Grymes Cannon branches into wedding and corporate event design services, from lighting to linens to lilies. Lead designer is Angele Steece. Other specialities are holiday centerpieces, debutante and krewe court bouquets.

"The wow factor is my passion,'' Grymes said.

Another niche for him: Flowers of the Month club. Orders arrive on the first Wednesday of the month for $50, or on the first and third Wednesdays for $100. A recent example: mango mini calla lilies, yellow Oriental lilies and green hydrangeas.

"Of course, we always have fresh flowers in the cooler,'' he said.

Grymes Cannon Designs is located at 1718 W Watrous Ave. Hours vary; visit online at or call (813) 210-7872.

Redneck Wine takes anti-snob approach

Redneck Wine Co. owners Tim Alberdi, Janice Keller and Joe Zamrin aim to take the snobby out of wine by offering weekly tastings at their S MacDill Avenue boutique near popular Pane Rustica.

"We're serious but we want to have fun,'' said Alberdi, who calls himself a "Tallahassee redneck." He has 27 years in the wine business, including, until six months ago, the Wine Warehouse on Bay to Bay Boulevard.

Likewise, married couple Keller and Zamrin have a strong following as the former co-owners, with Alberdi, of the Wine Warehouse on Fourth Street N in St. Petersburg.

At least 1,000 selections of wine, plus a variety of beers and an array of accessories and glassware, will fill the shelves. Pricier varietals are kept in a temperature-controlled fine wine room, "our cellar,'' Alberdi said.

Redneck Wine Co. opened Nov. 4 at 3225 S MacDill Ave. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. "or thereabouts,'' and Sunday, 11 to 6 p.m.; (813) 837-0004.

Designers add antiques outlet

Well-known interior designers Robert john Dean and Roger Clarence Duffala combine their talents — and their middle names — at John Clarence Antiques on Bay to Bay Boulevard.

The colleagues have been collaborating for the past 12 years, most recently at their now-closed Swann Avenue studio.

"That location was not zoned for retail sales," says Duffala. "This building was a good opportunity to move our individual design businesses and open a retail store together."

Dean and Duffala have been in the design industry for 54 years and 39 years, respectively.

During that time, "we've picked up some fantastic antiques in various parts of the country and Europe,'' Duffala said. "Our inventory focuses on French furniture from the Louis Phillipe period (1830-1848), plus some Italian and English pieces of the early 1800s.''

John Clarence Antiques, 3510 W Bay to Bay Blvd., is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or by appointment, (813) 229-0151.

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Bayshore Market stocks fresh; Redneck Wine Co. swills anti-snob; Hyde Park gains events florist, designers Dean and Duffala add antiques outlet 11/17/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:00pm]
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