Trinity In The News: Pasco’s residential and commercial boom continued as the decade ended

27 Dec

According to CT Bowen of the Tampa Bay Times, Trinity is going to be the home of a new Longhorn Steakhouse and an Olive Garden, all in The Villages at Mitchell Ranch! It’s great to see some new restaurants coming to our immediate area!

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If you wonder how the Pasco County economy did for the decade, look no further than the interchange of Interstate 75 and State Road 56, where Lutz, Land O’ Lakes and Wesley Chapel come together.

The area was mostly empty fields through the first half of the 2010s, even though there were plenty of drawings and plans for a retail hub that had been expected to blossom years earlier.

Look now.

Over the past four years, commerce replaced grazing cattle in what is known collectively as the Cypress Creek Town Center. To the south, the Tampa Premium Outlets mall started the commercial boom when it opened in 2015, and warehouse-sized retailers like Costco and At Home followed suit. On the north side of SR 56 came a bevy of food service establishments, a hote, and an Earth Fare grocery as one of the anchors to a strip center.

The construction dust continues with Aldi, Main Event Entertainment and a trio of Bloomin’ Brand restaurants among the projects underway as the year comes to a close.

All told, Pasco County issued 521 permits for new commercial construction in its 2019 fiscal year that ended Oct. 1.

The boom in Lutz/Wesley Chapel was duplicated in west Pasco with the opening of the Village at Mitchell Ranch bringing retailing to the former homestead of the Mitchell family at the corner of Little Road and State Road 54 in Trinity. Sprouts Farmers Market serves as one of the retail anchors, and the restaurants Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse recently filed preliminary plans with Pasco County to locate there.

But those restaurants grocers, and general merchandise stores wouldn’t be opening if they didn’t have customers to serve. The greatest measure of the nearby customer base is the proximity to house rooftops. In the 12-month period ending Oct. 1, Pasco County issued 4,005 construction permits for new single-family homes.

Lennar continued to be nearly omnipresent in Pasco County. Just after the year started, public records showed the home-building giant had acquired 1,443 acres in the Connerton development east of U.S. 41 to bookend its planned Angeline development. Angeline, formerly known as Project Arthur, is slated for the thousands of acres south of State Road 52 between the Suncoast Parkway and the CSX railroad tracks. The project, which includes a planned 800-acre business park, unveiled its first proposed occupant — an expansion of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.

Industrial recruiters stayed busy throughout the year with multiple project announcements, including:

  • Phillips & Jordan, Inc., building a regional headquarters near San Antonio.
  • Fleda Pharmaceuticals Corp., a new pharmaceutical manufacturer, which said it would create 30 jobs at a site in Odessa.
  • JDR Investments, which purchased a vacant 67-acre site in Lacoochee from Columbia Grain and Ingredients Inc., with plans to turn it into a 25-acre precast concrete plant.
  • Colwell Avenue Properties, which will build a pair of three-story office buildings, each totaling 60,000 square feet, along State Road 54 in Lutz.
  • Encompass Health. a provider of patient rehabilitation, home health and hospice services, which is bringing its regional business office and 179 jobs to a planned 37,000-square-foot office and administrative building within the Bexley by Newland Communities on the north side of SR 54.
  • Rooker Properties LLC, which said it will purchase approximately 99 acres owned by Pasco County’s Utilities Department and use a $3.7 million county incentive to build at least 400,000 square feet of industrial and office space. The project will be the largest-ever industrial space built on speculation in Pasco County, Rooker said.

Those aren’t the only things coming to Pasco County. By the end of the fiscal year, more than 1 million tourists had visited the county. They spent an estimated $462.6 million during their stays on hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and attractions, according to a visitor-tracking study by the Tallahassee firm Downs & St. Germain.

It estimated the tourism industry’s yearly economic impact to Pasco County at more than $652 million.

Opening Soon: Chicken Salad Chick in Trinity

15 Dec

We don’t normally get too excited about restaurant openings but everyone at Welcome to Trinity are huge fans of Chicken Salad Chick and we’re excited that one is opening right here in Trinity!

Chicken Salad Chick is a fast casual restaurant chain and franchise of chicken salad restaurants based in Auburn, Alabama. As of November 2019, the chain consists of 139 franchise restaurants and stores in 16 different U.S. states.

The restaurant serves fifteen styles of chicken salad, served either on bread or lettuce. It also provides chicken salad by the pound for take-out and delicatessen-style sandwiches and side dishes.

The restaurant’s menu includes pimento cheese, macaroni and cheese, pasta salad and grape salad. Daily soup specials include tomato bisque and chicken tortilla; loaded potato soup is available daily.

The Chicken Salad Chick in Trinity will be opening soon at 12096 State Road 54 in Odessa, Florida 33556. You can reach them by calling (334) 275-4578

Grand Opening – Chipotle in Trinity – July 23rd!

20 Jul

Chipotle is coming! Chipotle is coming! I think it’s the question we get asked the most, when is the new Chipotle in Trinity opening? We have the news! The new Chipotle in the Villages at Mitchell Ranch will be opening on Tuesday, July 23rd!

If you’re not familiar with Chipotle Mexican Grill often known simply as Chipotle, is an American chain of fast casual restaurants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada,Germany, and France, specializing in tacos and Mission-style burritos. Its name derives from chipotle, the Nahuatl name for a smoked and dried jalapeño chili pepper. The fast casual company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CMG.

Chipotle is one of the first chains of fast casual dining establishments. Chipotle’s menu consists of five items: burritos, bowls, tacos, quesadillas, and salads. The price of each item is based on the choice of chicken, pork carnitas, barbacoa, steak, tofu-based “sofritas”, or vegetarian (with guacamole, which would be at an extra charge otherwise). Additional optional toppings are offered free of charge, including: rice, beans, four types of salsa, sour cream, cheese, and lettuce

Opening Soon: Five Below in Trinity on July 5, 2019

1 Jul

The latest store to schedule their grand opening in the new Villages at Mitchell Ranch is Five Below! Five Below has scheduled their grand opening for Friday, July 5th at 9:00 am.

If you’re not familiar with the brand, Five Below Inc. is a publicly-held chain of discount stores in the United States, which sells a wide array of products costing up to $5.The company’s target demographics are typically children and teens, and typically operates outlets in strip malls.

Five Below carries products in a wide range of categories. Five Below locations may offer items such as trading cards, sports related items, games, toys, fashion accessories, bath and body related items, candy, snacks, beverages, home decor, school supplies and stationery, books, accessories for electronic devices, DVDs, computer software, novelty items and gag items, as well as seasonal items.

This will be the first Five Below location in the Trinity area and we are excited to have them in our community!

Visit Five Below online by clicking here.

Opening Soon: HomeGoods in Trinity – July 7th, 2019

29 Jun

We are happy to see that HomeGoods is opening their new Trinity location on Sunday, July 7th at 8:00 am. HomeGoods in Trinity will be located in The Village at Mitchell Ranch located at 8870 Strength Avenue in Trinity!

HomeGoods is an American brick and mortar chain of discount home furnishing stores founded in 1992. Though it began as a small chain, numerous locations are now present throughout the United States.

The retailer specializes in name brand furniture, linens, cooking products, art and other home accessories offered at discounted prices. Seasonal decorations are also offered at discount prices.

The Goods is their mobile app that customers can use to see unique items in different store locations. HomeGoods is based in Framingham, Massachusetts. It is owned by TJX Companies and is a sister company to T.J. Maxx, Sierra Trading Post, and Marshalls.

For more information, you can check out the new HomeGoods in Trinity Facebook Page or contact the store directly by calling (727) 807-3874.

You can register for the HomeGoods in Trinity Grand Opening Event by clicking here.

Opening Soon: Sprouts Farmers Market – July 31, 2019

24 Jun

We are pretty excited that Sprouts Farms Market is getting close to opening their first Trinity location in the next month. According to their website, the Sprouts Farmers Market at The Village at Mitchell Ranch will open on July 31, 2019.

If you’re not familiar with Sprouts Farmer’s Market, Sprouts is an American supermarket chain headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. The stores are full-service and emphasize clean organic foods including the best fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items. The chain was created to respond to consumers’ growing demand in health and wellness. Sprouts employs more than 30,000 team members and operates more than 300 stores in 20 states from coast to coast. A typical Sprouts Farmers Market store is around 30,000 square feet.

Sprouts Farmers Market at The Village at Mitchell Ranch in Trinity, Florida

The Village at Mitchell Ranch (June 2019 Update!)

14 Jun

The Village at Mitchell Ranch (formerly known as Mitchell 54 West Market) is a 330 +/–acre mixed–use community located at SR–54 & Little Road in southwest Pasco County (Tampa Bay) in the Trinity, Florida community. Stores coming to the new Village at Mitchell Ranch include the following:

  • Sprouts Farmers Market – Opening July 31, 2019 – Announcement
  • HomeGoods – Opening July 7, 2019 – Announcement
  • Michaels
  • Skechers
  • Five Below
  • Ulta
  • PDQ
  • Burger King (Now Open!)
  • Hair Cuttery
  • Organic Nail Bar
  • Amazing Lash
  • Cycle Bar
  • Hand & Stone
  • BrightHouse Networks
  • Louis Pappas
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • Grain & Berry
  • First Watch
  • Mattress One
  • Aspen Dental
  • Chipotle
  • Menchie’s
  • Panda Express
  • Blaze Pizza

UPDATED TO REFLECT BUSINESSES THAT HAVE OPENED! 

Coming to Trinity: Clean Juice

10 May

Clean Juice is coming to The Villages at Mitchell Ranch in Trinity. If you’re not familiar with the Clean Juice brand, here’s an except from their website:

Clean Juice is in a league of its own. Other juice bar franchises are out there, but only Clean Juice can claim USDA-certified organic status. Clean Juice is truly a nutrition and wellness franchise, not just a juice bar. Our products are the purest on earth containing no added sugars, not pesticides, and no antibiotics. Clean Juice is a unique franchise opportunity with limitless potential. We are always looking for passionate business partners to join us on our journey to a healthier world. We’ll get there together, with healthy, organic products!

Clean Juice® started in 2014 as the brainchild of Kat and Landon Eckles. Landon, after spending years traveling internationally, was ready for a career change and more time at home with his growing family. Kat had spent the better part of a decade making smoothies and juices at home and presented the idea of opening a juice bar in the Charlotte area. Landon and Kat quickly jumped into the idea with 100% motivation and heart. They moved to Lake Norman and opened their first location, Birkdale Village, on their 8th wedding anniversary, June 5th, 2015. After just one year of business Clean Juice began franchising becoming the only 100% USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise available. Choosing to become USDA-certified organic and focusing intensely on kindness and gratitude with their guest experience.

This will be the first Clean Juice location in the Pasco County area and will open it’s Trinity location in the coming months.

We will provide further information as it becomes available.

Coming to Trinity: Lennar Homes at Mitchell Ranch

18 Apr

Lennar Homes has filed plans with Pasco County to build 402 new single family homes and town homes at Mitchell Ranch, on the corner of State Road 54 and Little Road.

Plans call for 145 home sites with 50′ lots, 71 home sites with 40′ lots and approximately 189 town homes.

Lennar is also building homes in the nearby community of Starkey Ranch.

Lennar Corporation is a home construction and real estate company based in Miami, Florida. In 2017 the company was the largest home construction company in the United States after its purchase of CalAtlantic Homes. The company is ranked 230th on the Fortune 500 as of 2018. The company operates in 21 states and owns Rialto Capital Management, the sponsor of six private equity funds that invest in real estate and an originator commercial mortgage loans for securitization. The company also developed and retains ownership interests in 53 apartment communities.

We’ve provided a link to the plans submitted to Pasco County here.

Coming Soon: Chick-fil-A Expanding in Trinity!

29 Mar

According to a recent filing with Pasco County, it appears that the Chick-fil-A in Trinity is going to be expanding! The proposal calls for the additional of a dual lane drive through and a reworking of the parking area.

The Chick-fil-A in Trinity is always busy and hopefully these improvements will make for an easier experience visiting this location.

Chick-fil-A Trinity
Mitchell Ranch Plaza
9040 State Road 54
Trinity, Florida 34655
(727) 834-8880

Download the Chick-fil-A Trinity plans