Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
2701 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone: (813) 971-4710
Fax: (813) 977-0155
The perfect spot for a cup of freshly brewed tea, cup of iced coffee and a fresh muffin while perusing shelves stocked with books, DVDs, posters, CDs and vintage vinyl is Mojo Books and Music. Located near the campus of the University of South Florida, the shop is a hub for students, locals, and anyone interested in selling, trading, and buying items. With an impressive inventory of new and used audio and visual entertainment, Mojo provides customers with more opportunities to find an elusive CD, rare book, vintage poster or vinyl collectables. - Vickie Ferguson
A mainstay of the Busch Gardens-University of South Florida area, University Mall is anchored by Dillard's, Wards, Sears, Burdines, and JC Penney. Those are intermingled with more than 150 specialty shops. If not everyone in the group is an Olympic shopper, there's a 16-screen Regal Theater for the non-shopper to spend a couple of hours in the land of celluloid. A food court is abetted by a cluster of specialty foods purveyors and restaurants. Carts and kiosks add intriguing items to the shopping cart, from beads to herbs.
Sami’s Bakery specializes in yummy baked goodies and fresh baked breads that all cater to health conscious customers and those dealing with allergies. With delectable treats such as millet and flax Italian herb chips, gluten-free chocolate biscotti, whole-wheat pita chips, or vegan chocolate chip cookies, you are sure to find a tasty tidbit to make your taste buds happy. At Sami’s you’ll find a variety of items including snacks, desserts, breads, and millet and flax specialties. For your convenience, Sami’s offers online ordering and shipping. -Vickie Ferguson
They always go the extra mile with your floral arrangements.
Quality pet supplies, discount pet products and dog supplies plus helpful information and selection of best products with shipping deals. They also offer hard-to-find and unusual sizes of pet products.
In business since 1959, this tiny bakery is loaded with freshly baked pastries, cookies, cakes, pies, cheesecake, flan and bread pudding. For a taste of authentic Greek pastry, try the multi-layered baklava; for an Italian sweet tooth, try the delectable cannoli. From the deli, choose a crisp chef salad with ham, turkey and roast beef or select a sandwich on fresh baked bread or Cuban rolls. For any special occasion or family get-together, an assortment of sandwich platters, vegetable and dessert trays and hot entrees are available. Call in advance.
Colored candles, soap bubbles everywhere and a pleasant flowery perfume: no doubt, you can find plenty of good smells at this skincare boutique, to make your skin soft and your home more welcoming. You'll probably meet the owner of this pretty store, who had always loved spending hours in his bath. His motto: getting dirty is only half the fun! Don't hesitate, ask him for some advice, it literally will be a pleasure for him to share the reasons why he chose every single product in his shop. Why would you go to the mall when you have a chance to shop locally at affordable prices?
Jenn's Wine Shop is the place to go to make your choice from a wide selection of quality goods available by the bottle or case from around the world. Well-stocked and reasonably priced, Jenn's selections include assorted wines, beers and champagnes. Knowledgeable staff is on hand to discuss the different blends and to assist in shipping your purchases anywhere in the US. Enjoy a glass of your favorite port or bottle of beer at the in-house bar or relax at the Bacchus Lounge. The first Saturday of each month features an early evening wine-tasting event and music.
Some of the best Tampa Cigars are at Club Habano Cigars. They offer a nice lounge for you to kick back and relax. In addition, they serve wine, beer and homemade sangria.
Peter Glenn Ski & Sports is an excellent establishment to find all of your equipment, clothing, and accessories for such adventures as snow skiing, kayaking, snowboarding, camping, skating, water skiing, and skateboarding.
Warehouse is the key word when describing this store. This huge shop houses thousands of silk flowers and dried flowers, as well as multiple types and styles of wreath bases, pottery, silk arrangements, dried arrangements, an assortment of every type, size and color of basket, flower containers, and gift items. If you like making your own dried or silk arrangements, or if you're looking for an unusual gift, head for Val's to shop your way through a very large, reasonably priced selection of craft items.
Tate & Tilly, conveniently located in north Tamp, has a variety of fun and trendy novelty items and assorted gifts to fit most any occasion. From colorful wristlets perfect for carrying important items to university themed wine goblets, there is something fun and unique about shopping at Tate & Tilly. The store also carries handbags, backpacks, lunch totes, travel bags, and monogrammed water bottles in a variety of colorful and fun designs. For your office or den, themed notepads, calendars, scented candles, and even decorative matches are a few of the intriguing items you will find in the store. - Vickie Ferguson