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NOT MONDAY OR WEDNESDAY: If all goes according to schedule, Ruby Tuesday will open March 17 at 1812 E State Road 60 in Valrico. If you're keeping score, that's right next door to the Cracker Barrel that's scheduled to open in April. Ruby Tuesday's menu includes all the popular menu offerings plus some new items: a three cheese spinach dip and buffalo and bleu sandwich, fried chicken breast tossed in buffalo sauce topped with cheese. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

NAIL ART: Nail Works just opened at 3317 Lithia Pinecrest Road in Valrico. The shop specializes in manicures, pedicures and nail designs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Appointments are recommended. Call 684-4417.

BARGAIN CARDS: Greeting cards and wrapping paper are 50 percent off every day at the recently opened Card Smart, 3321 Lithia Pinecrest Road in Valrico. They also sell collectibles including Snow Babies, Beanie Babies and Dept. 56, Christmas Village collectibles. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 651-2273.

MAGIC FINGERS: Diane Maltese-Lugo Massage has opened her own office at 2130 W Brandon Blvd., Suite 103, Brandon. A licensed massage therapist, she concentrates on therapeutic massage, reflexology and stress relief, relaxation and prenatal massages. Call 662-6521.


_ Know of a business that is opening, closing or moving? Contact Michelle Jones, Brandon Times, 426 W Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511. Phone: 661-2439. Fax: 661-2427. E-mail: