The Fountains shopping center in Palm Harbor is getting two sizable new tenants. The Szechuan Imperial Restaurant is scheduled to open within a month, and the Palm Harbor Plastic Surgery Center will debut by the end of the year.
Bill Lee said he will serve Chinese cuisine and have a sushi bar. He said he is a former owner of the Hunan King in Palm Harbor.
Doctor Jay Ross and Doctor Erel Laufer are moving their plastic surgery and body contouring center less than half a mile up the road and nearly doubling its size. They are doing considerable renovation at the new location, including adding a tower.
The Fountains is on U.S. 19, south of Alderman Road.
Confetti Rain sale marks move
More shopping center news: Confetti Rain, a clothing and gift store, is moving from the Lake St. George center on Tampa Road to Sabal Ridge on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor.
Rebecca Bramblett has owned the store with her sister, Sherry Pantelides, for the past three years. At the new location at U.S. 19 and Nebraska Avenue, the store will be open nights to capitalize on the traffic at Carrabba's restaurant, Bramblett said.
The store at Lake St. George will be open until July 31 while the sisters hold a moving sale. Clothing, earrings, shoes and some gift items are 50 percent off. Pottery is 30 percent off.
They hope to open Confetti Rain in the new center by mid-August.
Salesman reels in charity funds
Brian Ferguson, a longtime resident of Tarpon Springs who recently moved to Dunedin, has given his bicycle a workout. Ferguson recently rode 31 miles in the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association, racking up a big contribution for the organization.
Ferguson is a salesman for a pharmaceutical company, and about 60 local doctors he is acquainted with contributed to his charity ride. His employer, Parke-Davis of New Jersey, also kicked in a matching donation.
All told, the American Diabetes Association reaped nearly $2,600.
Golfer continues winning ways
Mike Hudson, the state champion amputee golfer recently profiled in the Times, checked in last week to report his performance at a national tournament. Competing in the National Amputee Golf Association's eastern regional, Hudson finished in a tie for second.
Among one-armed players, he won by 11 shots.
Youths on a mission
Some Palm Harbor students were among a group of youths from George Young Memorial United Methodist Church in East Lake who recently did some hard work for a good cause.
They spent a week in rural northeast Alabama, helping low-income residents repair, refurbish and enlarge one home and refinish the floor of another. The work included reroofing the house of an elderly woman in the hot Alabama sunshine.
The youths raised money for the trip by selling pizzas, pies and pumpkins, and they slept on the floor of a church all week.
The 13 high school students were accompanied by Jim Rosenburg, the church's pastor, and five other adult chaperones.
The Palm Harbor students who went on the trip were Jason Atwell, Lia Ward, Heather Stevenson and Jeanette Sigona.
They were joined by Ryan Rosenburg and Sara Rosenburg, children of the pastor; Greg Will, Colleen Blust, McKell McIntyre, Dan Gray and John Greis of East Lake; and Brad Gillian and Geoff Gillian of Safety Harbor.