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Copper Bell Cafe opens second location in Riverview

RIVERVIEW — It has only a been a year and a half since Darren Denington opened Copper Bell Café in Brandon.

The cafe was such an immediate success that Denington already has opened a second Copper Bell at 11228 Boyette Road in Riverview.

The new location is about twice the size of the original Copper Bell, but that's one of the few differences. The menu, which has been expanded to include more breakfast items, and the basic philosophy that made the first Copper Bell such a favorite with Brandon diners continues at the Riverview location.

The idea, Denington said, is to give customers fast service but not fast food.

"Everything is fresh cooked," Denington said. "Everything is slow roasted. Everything is done right."

Copper Bell Café staffers don't take shortcuts in the kitchen, Denington said. They cook cabbage rolls for nine or 10 hours. They roast turkey for 10 to 15 hours with the stuffing inside.

When the first Copper Bell Café opened, customers ordered at a counter. Now both locations offer full table service.

Both locations also offer catering and delivery, and Denington said both those services have proven popular. Local businesses are keeping Copper Bell's catering staff busy providing food for breakfast and lunch meetings.

Delivery business has been steady too, he said. There's a $1.75 charge for local delivery.

The hours for the Riverview Copper Bell Café are 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (813) 671-1100.

The Brandon location, at 401 S Parsons Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. Reach the restaurant at (813) 681-3354. The website for both locations is

StrongLife Chiropractic opens in FishHawk Ranch

FISHHAWK RANCH — In the month since Dr. Justin Scott opened StrongLife Chiropractic & Natural Health, it has already started to catch on with residents.

One reason is probably the grand opening deal Scott offers to encourage people to come in for a visit. For a limited time, StrongLife will offer an exam, any necessary X-rays and a report of findings, all free, to new patients. (Adjustments and other treatments are not included in the offer.)

Besides chiropractic services, StrongLife offers massage therapy, nutritional supplements and nutrition counseling.

Scott said he hopes people who are unsure about chiropractic treatment, or even those who may have had negative or ineffective experiences, will give StrongLife a chance.

"One thing I try to get across is that there are a variety of methods we can use," he said. "So just because one treatment didn't work for you in the past doesn't mean there isn't something else we can do that will help you."

StrongLife Chiropractic & Natural Health is at 5618 FishHawk Crossing Blvd., in the Publix Plaza. For more information, call (813) 655-5433 or visit

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