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Temple Terrace gets state's first Digital Doc repair shop

TEMPLE TERRACE — With a growing dependence on digital devices comes an increased demand for shops that specialize in repairing them. That is exactly what Jim Bookamer was counting on when he opened his Digital Doc franchise in Temple Terrace.

Digital Doc specializes in quick, expert repair of a varied range of electronic devices, from smartphones to gaming systems. Bookamer was looking for a new opportunity and saw great potential in the Kentucky-based company that began franchising in 2013 and has stores in nine states.

"I wanted to get in on the ground level," he said.

And that he did. His store was the first to open in Florida.

While this is Bookamer's first business foray into the digital world, he has been building and repairing things all his life. A former plant manager skilled in both carpentry and steel fabrication, Bookamer was one of the primary inventors of Trex, the innovative composite decking material that changed the industry.

Now, with the help of Digital Doc's extensive training program, Bookamer and his technicians are ready to take on the most complicated electronic repairs. The company also offers upgrade and recycling programs designed to help keep outdated devices out of landfills.

Digital Doc is at 5303 E Fowler Ave. in the Terrace Ridge Plaza. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call (813) 515-6910 or follow on Facebook at Digital Doc Tampa.

Sandwich shop opens in former Quiznos spot

Just a few stores down from Digital Doc, D'Allessandro Woodard is busy serving up sandwiches at his first restaurant venture, D's Sandwich Shop.

After 17 years in the automotive industry, Woodard was looking for a change. One bite of the food at D's and it is clear he has found his calling.

D's is located in a space that formerly housed a Quiznos. The setup is the same and the sandwich offerings are similar, but Woodard sets his food apart from standard chain fare by focusing on freshness. Meats and cheeses are sliced on site daily, and only the freshest toppings are used.

"We purchase everything locally — bread, meat, cheese — everything," Woodard said.

He has also discovered the secret to creating sandwiches that pack extra flavor.

"The cheese has to go on first!" Woodard declared.

This simple act allows the meat to be seasoned before toasting and again after the toppings are added. "You'd be amazed what a difference it makes when a sandwich is seasoned all the way through," he said.

D's Sandwich Shop is at 5509 E Fowler Ave. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Catering is available. Call (813) 984-6121 or follow on Facebook at D's Sandwich Shop.

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Temple Terrace gets state's first Digital Doc repair shop 07/17/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:17am]
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