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Mosh Posh expands; Holy Hog BBQ cooks at Times Forum; Surf Outfitter thinks big

SOUTH TAMPA — Designer consignment boutique Mosh Posh promises "a fantasy land" of resale handbags, women's and children's clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories when it takes over a 4,000-square-foot former thrift store on Kennedy Boulevard at Armenia Avenue.

"It will be a treat, an incredible shopping treat," said manager Nikita Toppin, who expects to be open in early November.

"Stop for Botox and Chanel," Toppin quips, comparing the inventory to "anything you'd find at Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom," and noting Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery will open in the adjacent space in January.

This is the second expansion since Lauren Basil began reselling Prada, Hermes, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and other pricey finds on Howard Avenue in 2009. Now she has 110,000 Facebook fans and was recently spotlighted on an episode of E! Network's Total Divas.

"Customers consign clothing or we might just outright buy the item, Toppin said. "We carry extra-small to extra-large, children's and maternity fashions, even Gucci diaper bags."

All items are guaranteed authentic or your money back. Toppin said the staff is highly trained to verify workmanship. "In four years here, I've never had a bag returned because of an authentication issue."

Unsold and unretrieved items are donated to the Spring and other charities.

Mosh Posh, 2419 W Kennedy Blvd., will be open daily; visit or call (813) 258-8800.

Holy Hog Barbecue cooks at Tampa Bay Times Forum

The Tampa Bay Times Forum adds Southern barbecue to its concession roster with the addition of Holy Hog Barbecue on the Bud Light Party Deck on Sept. 19. It is the third location for owner Danny Hernandez, who is exploring opening a fourth restaurant, in downtown Tampa. Hernandez has Holy Hog locations on Henderson Boulevard and Armenia Avenue, as well as Pipo's on S MacDill Avenue.

The Times Forum menu features Texas-style brisket, sausage and pulled pork, smoked on site. Sandwiches, hoagies and Holy Hatrick sliders are built to order, with a choice of sweet, spicy or Carolina mustard-style sauces. Side dishes include jalapeno macaroni and cheese, and corn fritters drizzled with maple syrup and powdered sugar.

Holy Hog opens two hours prior to all sports events and concerts, and remains open afterward. No extra charge for the skyline view.

Visit for more information.

Water-sport enthusiasts have one-stop shopping

Snorkel, scuba, sail, surf, paddle or swim much? Surf Outfitter probably has what you need.

"Everything for the waterman lifestyle," said co-owner Dan Hater, who opened in SoHo Plaza in May, a few blocks north of a tantalizing view of Bayshore Boulevard.

He rattles off popular apparel brands such as Rip Curl, O'Neill, Billabong and Body Glove. "Quiksilver and Roxy coming soon," he says.

Equipment includes products by Pro-Lite, Focus SUP paddleboards and a variety of surfboards. Also GoPro cameras and Freestyle watches.

Sunglasses by Electric Visual, Maui Jim, Smith Optics and VonZipper are displayed near Havaianas, Rainbow, Sanuk, Cobian and Ocean Minded sandals.

"The goal, long-term, is a website e-commerce platform supported by multiple brick-and-mortar retail stores," Hater said.

Surf Outfitter, 1413 S Howard Ave., Suite 104, is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Visit or call (813) 489-4587.

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Mosh Posh expands; Holy Hog BBQ cooks at Times Forum; Surf Outfitter thinks big 10/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 5:34pm]
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