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IV drips energize, Tennis Plaza aces Westshore, Stained Market repurposes in Seminole Heights

PALMA CEIA — Need a pick-me-up? Anesthesiologist Uhuru Smith offers a variety of therapeutic IV drips to rehydrate and energize at HangIVer Bar on Manhattan Avenue.

Clients' vital signs are checked at the spa-like office to be sure they medically qualify for hydration treatments. They sign a consent waiver and a nurse or paramedic injects vitamins, amino acids and fluids to fight fatigue, nausea, pain and dehydration.

Each drip mix is aptly named for its associated attributes such as Chicken Soup ($139), Hair of the Dog ($129), the Finish Line ($149) and Fountain of Youth ($159).

Prices range from $115 to $160. An annual $49 membership reduces fees and includes monthly B12 shots.

HangIVer Bar, 3415 S Manhattan Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 4 to 6 p.m. by appointment. Visit or call (813) 835-4264 (HANG).

Tennis Plaza, anyone? It's on W Kennedy

Brothers Leon and Felipe Echavarria are busy stocking their sixth Tennis Plaza store with top brands of gear and equipment, preparing to open in early August on W Kennedy Boulevard near West Shore Boulevard.

The Miami-based company, the official Sony Open Tennis racket retailer, carries an extensive selection of rackets, grips, balls, bags, shoes, clothing and more. Name brands include Nike, Adidas, Babolat, Wilson, Head, Dunlop, Prince and Fila, among many others. There's also a selection of racquetball and squash equipment.

Staff are all tennis players themselves and a master racket technician offers same-day stringing service. A demo program allows customers to borrow three rackets at a time for up to four days.

Tennis Plaza Tampa, 4557 W Kennedy Blvd., will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Visit or call (813) 751-0525.

Stained Market Place offers eclectic mix

Vintage hand-me-downs and cheap what-nots make an interesting and "eclectic mess" of household items sold at the Stained Market Place on Florida Avenue in Seminole Heights.

You might find a sofa for $18 or a figurine for 10 cents. Books go for a buck.

Furniture, knickknacks and decor, costume jewelry and clothing are picked up from garage and estate sales and donations from people cleaning out their closets, said Monique Molette, general manager.

Do-it-yourselfers and handy crafters will thrill to the discoveries awaiting refurbishing and repurposing.

For even more "stuff," check out the original Stained Market Place at 2106 E 15th Ave. in Ybor City. The warehouse, opened a year ago, is double the size and packed to the brim, Molette said.

Stained Market Place, 6119 N Florida Ave., is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Find them on Facebook or call (813) 501-3238.

Mobile salon is at your service

Sure, there are lots of salons and spas similar to Eyes on You in NoHo, just a few blocks north of Kennedy Boulevard. But how many come to you?

"We offer full mobile service — hair, makeup, massage, manicures, waxing, everything, anywhere — that we offer in the salon," said Lauren Healey, spokeswoman for the shop recently relocated to Howard Avenue from Oldsmar.

Cuts and color, highlights and extensions, updos, braids and other styles are on the menu. Eyelashes are a specialty, Healey said.

Precision airbrush spray tans, facials, body wraps and body paint are available, the latter being popular for theater and costume parties. Beauty workshops and private parties can be booked for small groups

Wedding parties are camera-readied from head to toe, brides, grooms and attendants.

"Any grooming service for women is an option for men, too," Healey said.

Eyes on You, 220 N Howard Ave., is open 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; available anytime for off-site bookings. Call (813) 344-1900 or visit for appointments.

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IV drips energize, Tennis Plaza aces Westshore, Stained Market repurposes in Seminole Heights 07/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:33pm]
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