Breaking News: Starkey Blueberry Farm to close. Replaced by Apartments!

20 Aug

As reported in the Pasco County Development & Growth Updates Facebook Group, the Starkey Family is closing the Starkey Farm located on the corner of Lake Blanche and Starkey Blvd and has applied to have the property rezoned for an apartment complex, containing 499 homes! 

499 residential units proposed at Starkey Blueberry Farm (approximately 90 acres). The owner, SRi2, LLC an entity controlled by Frank and Jay Starkey has submitted a site development proposal to Pasco County for the development of 499 units on Lake Blanch Rd. This would result in the removal of the existing blue berry farm.

This is within the existing Starkey Ranch MPUD which in 2017 was approved for development of up to 5050 dwelling units. It is unknown if this proposal would require commission approval or not given its already within the MPUD.

Reaction from the local community has been swift and disappointment in the Starkey Family for turning this once beautiful property in to an apartment complex appears to be a common theme.

We’ve shared the development information below and will share additional information as it becomes available.

Fratelli Pressure Washing

29 Jul

Transforming Homes One Surface at a Time

Trinity, a picturesque town nestled in the heart of nature, boasts serene landscapes and charming neighborhoods. Among the many delights that Trinity has to offer, one company stands out for its commitment to bringing out the true beauty of homes and properties: Fratelli Pressure Washing. With their expertise in pressure washing, roof cleaning, and paver sealing, Fratelli Pressure Washing has become the go-to service provider for homeowners looking to revitalize their exteriors.

The Genesis of Fratelli Pressure Washing

Fratelli Pressure Washing was founded by brother in laws, Cody and Tommy, who shared a passion for making a positive impact on their community. Armed with a vision to enhance the aesthetic appeal and longevity of homes in Trinity, they embarked on a journey to establish a premier exterior restoration company. Their dedication to quality workmanship, exceptional customer service, and eco-friendly practices quickly set them apart from the competition.

The Art and Science of Pressure Washing

Pressure washing, at first glance, may seem like a straightforward task, but in reality, it requires a delicate balance of art and science. Fratelli Pressure Washing’s team of highly-trained professionals understands the unique requirements of each surface they encounter. Whether it’s removing years of grime from a driveway, revitalizing a weathered deck, or restoring the sheen of a vinyl siding, they approach each project with precision and care.

Their state-of-the-art equipment and eco-friendly detergents enable them to achieve remarkable results without causing any damage to the surfaces they clean. The team knows that pressure washing is not a one-size-fits-all solution and adjusts their techniques to cater to different materials, ensuring a sparkling outcome every time.

Reigning Over Roof Cleaning

Roofs are often the most neglected part of a house when it comes to cleaning. However, regular roof maintenance is essential to prevent the buildup of debris, algae, and moss that can damage shingles and compromise the integrity of the roof over time. Fratelli Pressure Washing’s roof cleaning service is designed to not only enhance the curb appeal but also extend the life of the roof.

Employing soft washing techniques, they delicately eradicate stains and contaminants, preserving the roof’s structure while restoring its original beauty. With their in-depth knowledge of various roofing materials, the Fratelli team ensures that the cleaning process is gentle yet effective, leaving customers delighted with the results.

Paver Sealing for Elegance and Durability

Paver driveways, walkways, and patios add a touch of elegance to any property. However, exposure to the elements can cause pavers to fade, lose their luster, and become vulnerable to cracks. Fratelli Pressure Washing’s paver sealing service provides a robust solution to protect and enhance the beauty of these hardscapes.

Their team meticulously cleans the paver surfaces before applying a premium sealer, which acts as a protective shield against stains, weeds, and UV damage. This process not only rejuvenates the appearance of the pavers but also extends their lifespan, ensuring that the investment pays off for years to come.

A Customer-Centric Approach

What truly sets Fratelli Pressure Washing apart is their unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. From the first point of contact to the completion of the project, they prioritize clear communication, transparency, and professionalism. Each project is approached with the same level of commitment, regardless of its size or complexity.

The company’s passion for their work and the genuine care they have for their customers’ properties have earned them a loyal clientele and glowing reviews in the Trinity community. Homeowners have come to rely on Fratelli Pressure Washing for their exterior restoration needs, making them an integral part of the neighborhood’s upkeep and allure.

Giving Back to the Community

Fratelli Pressure Washing firmly believes in giving back to the community that has supported them on their journey. They regularly participate in local events and charity initiatives, aiming to contribute positively to Trinity’s growth and development. Whether it’s sponsoring a neighborhood cleanup drive or offering their services pro bono for a community project, the brothers and their team embody the spirit of community engagement.

The Future Shines Bright

As Trinity continues to grow and evolve, Fratelli Pressure Washing remains committed to elevating the town’s aesthetic charm one surface at a time. Through their exceptional pressure washing, roof cleaning, and paver sealing services, they envision a community where homes reflect the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

If you’re a Trinity resident looking to revitalize your property or restore its former glory, Fratelli Pressure Washing is just a call away. Experience the transformative power of clean and witness your home shine like never before, all thanks to the dedication and expertise of Trinity’s premier exterior restoration experts: Fratelli Pressure Washing.

Fratelli Pressure Washing services Trinity, New Port Richey, Hudson, Holiday, Odessa and the Starkey Ranch Community. Fratelli Pressure Washing can be reached at (727) 597-0508 or (813) 426-0823.

Coming Soon: The Grove at Seven Springs

14 Jul

The Grove at Seven Springs is coming to Trinity. Located near the corner of State Road 54 and Little Road in the growing community of Trinity, The Grove at Seven Springs will feature 104,000 aqft of retail space, 35,000 sqft of office space over 75 acres of property. Lennar Homes will be building 600 homes on over 220 acres of land adjoining this new development.

The Grove at Seven Springs is going to bring some exciting new shopping and restaurant options to the Trinity community. Proposed shops and restaurants currently include

There is also an area dedicated for a yet to be named “upscale grocery”. We don’t know about you but we are hoping to see a Trader Joe’s here in Trinity and the surrounding communities of Starkey Ranch and Odessa!

Development information provided by Edgewood Properties is below!

Are you interested in living next to The Grove at Seven Springs? Reach out to Annie and Kevin Rocks with Rocks Realty to explore options in this new community.

Rocks Realty Team
Annie and Kevin Rocks
[email protected]


Coming Soon: Starkey Ranch Business Park

18 May

Coming soon to the corner of State Road 54 and Heart Pine Blvd will be the Starkey Ranch Business Park. Current proposals show 325,000 square feet of total space split between commercial and industrial use. This includes a 125 room, 4 story hotel.

Other building proposed include a 7 story parking garage, and industrial building, two four story medical buildings and an aircraft simulation training building. This is sure to bring some high tech and high paying jobs to Starkey Ranch, Odessa and the surrounding Trinity communities! 

The development is being proposed by GNP Development and is being reviewed by Pasco County.

Coming Soon: The District at Mitchell Ranch

15 Feb

Suncoast News is reporting that plans are moving forward for a “Town Square” in Trinity that has been tentatively named, “The District at Mitchell Ranch”.

The development will be in what the county calls the South Market Area, “envisioned as an urban gateway opportunity area with intensification supported by transit opportunities and to be developed in a manner which will enhance energy efficiency and conservation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” It is also considered an “urban gateway” and an area ripe for creating employment opportunities.

The complex will be structured like a town, with a main street, central square, parkland, multiuse trail, elevated parking deck and pedestrian access; a bus stop and accommodations for bikes are also envisioned.

Mitchell Ranch is a project of the Mitchell Ranch Partnership LTD, a merger of Pasco County and M&M Route 54 West LLC, a Florida limited liability company with a Piscataway, N.J., business address, created specifically for this project.

Architecture information from Dorsky+Yue gives us a rendered glimpse of what this project may look like: According to their website:

The District at Mitchell Ranch in New Port Richey, Florida, is a fully walkable residential and commercial mixed-use Transit-Oriented-Development integrating retail, residential, office, fitness, and entertainment on 43 acres creating a vibrant community and destination.


Now Open: Cantina Viajero

8 Feb

We are so excited that the highly anticipated Mexican restaurant Cantina Viajero has opened in the Trinity Tuscan Village at 1338 Epiphany Way, N-103 in Trinity, which is located at the corner of Trinity Blvd and Little Road. We stopped in for a meal there and were blown away by the friendly staff, the cleanliness and the amazing meal! Even our kids loved the food and they are pretty picky eaters! 

You can visit their website at and you can make a reservation directly from their website. They can also be reached at 727-807-7466.

Over the years, we have had the good fortune to be able to visit a wide variety of regions across Mexico both for work and pleasure, sampling amazing food and getting to know the locals everywhere we set foot. That ongoing journey has inspired us to celebrate the cultures we’ve encountered by making them part of every bite and sip on our menu. We welcome you to join in this celebration by stopping by to spend time with us.

Exciting Flavors
Whether you have an appetite for traditional Mexican fare or are feeling more spicy and adventurous, our varied menu of appetizers, entrees, and drink specials, inspired by our travels, is sure to excite your palate and bring you back for more.

Scratch Kitchen
At Cantina Viajero, we pride ourselves on the fact that all recipes and dishes we offer to our guests are prepared from scratch and on-site to the highest standards by our in-house kitchen staff, without shortcuts, using fresh, raw ingredients.

Vegetarian Options
For our guests who prefer not to eat meat or fish, we include a variety of dishes on our menu that feature Impossible ™ plant-based protein alternatives, and we always follow best practices to avoid any cookware or utensil cross-contamination.

1338 Epiphany Way N-103
Trinity, Florida  34655

Introducing Rock’s Realty – Annie and Kevin Rocks

28 Dec

Annie and Kevin Rocks are two of the most high performing real estate agents in the Trinity and Starkey Ranch Community. Recently, they formed their own real estate venture, Rocks Realty. See below for their announcement as well as some information on Rock’s Realty.


Here we go! Announcing the Grand Opening of Rocks Realty!!! It’s with great pride and bittersweet hearts that we leave our real estate home with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group and launch our own boutique brokerage. We have been blessed in our working relationships within the Berkshire community as well as with our trusted customers and team members. After achieving top 1% in the nation of realtors, we look forward to serving all of your real estate needs as we’ve partnered with the most technologically savvy team of people to help support us in providing the utmost care, marketing exposure, and services to our clients. Stay tuned in the coming days for some beautiful new listings! Starkey Ranch, waterfront canal home in Port Richey, Bradenton Beach home 200 steps from sand, Cheval, and many more coming your way!


Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in the Greater Tampa area, make Rocks Realty your team of choice! Located at the intersection of Pasco, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties, we’re a team of local experts who emphasize luxury at all price points. In delivering appropriate advice and developing a plan tailored to your goals, we lead you to inevitable success. But at Rocks Realty, success isn’t just about guiding you toward a home. It’s about helping you navigate a major life transition, invest in a more enriched future, and build financial stability and strength.

We’re caring, ethical agents who partner with trusted professionals to make your experience seamless and memorable. Clients repeatedly commend us for our honesty and authenticity, and we bolster our genuine engagement with our informative nature, self-discipline, and tactful negotiation skills. With diplomacy and ingenuity, we craft irresistible offers for our buyers and create meticulous marketing strategies for our sellers.

At Rocks Realty, our A-list team members hail from different professional backgrounds. With experience in everything from interior design, commercial construction, and architecture to teaching, health care, chiropractic care, technical training, and operations, our individual perspectives and cross-industry insights bring an invaluable element to our services—and your outcomes.


Phone: (727) 777-3264
E-mail: [email protected]

Coming Soon: Lowe’s at Starkey Ranch

10 Aug

It appears the years long rumors are true, a new Lowe’s is coming to the Starkey Ranch community. Lowe’s has filed for permits to build a new 138,339 square foot Lowe’s Home Improvement Center to be built at 2317 Gunn Highway in Odessa. 

8/18/2022 Update: Official Lowe’s Site Plan for Trinity / Starkey Ranch

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. , often shortened to Lowe’s, is an American retail company specializing in home improvement. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company operates a chain of retail stores in the United States and Canada. As of February 2021, Lowe’s and its related businesses operates 2,197 home improvement and hardware stores in North America.

Lowe’s is the second-largest hardware chain in the United States (previously the largest in the U.S. until surpassed by The Home Depot in 1989) behind rival The Home Depot and ahead of Menards. It is also the second-largest hardware chain in the world, also behind The Home Depot but ahead of European retailers Leroy Merlin, B&Q, and OBI.

Grand Opening: Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor

29 Jan

Créme de la Créme Ice Cream Parlor is ready to announce their Trinity Grand Opening scheduled for Saturday, February 5th starting at 1:00 p.m.

Here is some additional information provided by the Parlor’s owner.

Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor will be offering Twenty-Eight Flavors of Super Premium Ice Cream. What makes our ice cream so great? Well, we’re glad you asked! 

  • First – our Ice Cream is sourced from Wisconsin also known as “America’s Dairyland.”  
  • Second – Super Premium really just means THE BEST ICE CREAM but don’t take our word for it…..look it up!
  • Third – we have flavors for every palette, including sugar free and Italian Ice.  With twenty-eight flavors, we are certain we have an Ice Cream for just about everyone.

The Address:

Trinity Tuscan Center (Corner of Trinity Blvd & Little Road)
1338 Epiphany Way
Suite N 104
Trinity FL 34655

Operating Hours

Sunday – Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Here’s a peek at our Ice Cream Flavors:

  • Kitty Kitty Bang Bang – Irresistibly smooth cheesecake ice cream mixed with a sweet raspberry ripple, Oreo cookies and soft chocolate chunks
  • This Sh!t just got Serious – Smooth salted caramel ice cream brimming with rich sea salt fudge and salted cashews
  • Exhausted Parent – Bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream swirled with bittersweet chocolate chunks
  • Fat Elvis – Sweet banana ice cream all shook up with a salty peanut butter ripple and rich chocolate chips
  • Strawberry Cheesecake – Cheesecake ice cream swirled with a strawberry ripple and loads of gooey cheesecake
  • And Much Much More

Our goal is to provide our customers with a fun atmosphere and an amazing array of flavors! Our vision is to make Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor THE place to go for Ice Cream in our area.   
Follow us on Facebook  – Crème de la Crème Ice Cream Parlor

Breaking News: New “656” Area Code Coming Soon

13 Jan
Ten-digit dialing begins for all local calls in the Tampa Bay area on Jan. 22 in connection with a new 656 area code, the Florida Public Service Commission announced Wednesday.

The new area code will be used in the same communities as the 813 area code, which is running out of numbers.

People with the longstanding 813 area code will be able to keep their numbers, while new customers or those adding services will be assigned the 656 area code as of Feb. 21.

The 813 region is centered on Tampa and includes surrounding communities such as Brandon, Land O’ Lakes, Oldsmar, Riverview, Thonotosassa, Town ‘n’ Country, Valrico and Zephyrhills.

With the addition of the new area code, the region isn’t expected to need another area code for 37 years.

Demand for new telephone numbers has grown across the state as the population and the use of cell phones and other technology has increased. Last week, the commission announced Palm Beach County will receive a 728 area code for new numbers as the 561 area code runs out.

The commission is expected Feb. 1 to take up a proposal to create an additional area code to relieve the 305 and 786 area codes in Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys.

Original Source: News Service of Florida

Reposted from: The Tampa Bay Times