Sleep Inn near Busch Gdns/USF
12282 Morris Bridge Rd
Tampa, FL 33637
Phone: (813) 988-4048
Fax: (813) 989-1659
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
Whether it is for a birthday, baby shower, wedding, or sweet sixteen celebrations, or anniversaries, the artists at L'Artisan create intricate masterpieces for every occasion every time. Their attention to detail in designing and decorating intricately detailed cakes continues to make the shop a success. When choosing a cake, customers have an assortment of cake flavors and fillings to choose from such as delce de leche, passion fruit, cream cheese, vanilla rum, and red velvet, just to name a few. From traditional layer cakes to creative theme and designer cakes, the choices are only limited by the imagination. By appointment only. - Vickie Ferguson
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?
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.
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.
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
Keep Me In Stitches has everything needed for sewing projects, including sewing cabinets designed to customer specifications, state-of-the art sewing and embroidery machines, sergers, and an impressive selection of quality metallic, silk, print, and hand painted fabrics. For sewing enthusiasts, the shop offers classes and club memberships to keep customers up-to-date on specific sewing and embroidery machines. Gift cards are also available. For customer convenience, visit their second store located at 4237 West Kennedy Boulevard in South Tampa. -Vickie Ferguson
Brandon is a hot bed of shopping opportunities, and this spot is one of them with the added attraction of a 20-screen AMC Theater. Anchors here include discount shops Marshall's and TJ Maxx, with support from Staples, Michael's Crafts, S & K Menswear and Shoe Carnival. Five restaurants stave off starvation, and 30 other stores provide a bevy of temptations for all ages and tastes.
Custom Creations Café & Bakery brings back memories of times past within the original structure and unique architecture of the Pickford's Sundries drugstore built in 1949. With its old-fashioned soda fountain and colorful pink exterior walls, it is the place to go to start the day off just right. The café serves fresh gourmet coffee, French toast, fluffy pancakes, and biscuits and gravy for breakfast, as well as fresh made soups, salads and specialty sandwiches for lunch. Stop by the old-fashioned soda fountain for a hand mixed milk shake or try one of their delicious in-house bakery items including rich chocolate brownies, pastries, cookies and cheesecake. - Vickie Ferguson
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.