Quality Inn & Suites Tampa - Brandon near Casino
10007 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33619
Phone: (813) 622-8557
Fax: (888) 519-3178
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.
Burdines, Dillard's, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Eddie Bauer, The Disney Store, Abercrombie & Fitch ... that's just a start to the shops you'll find at Westfield Brandon. An enclosed mall in Florida—that means air conditioning! Westfield Brandon Shopping Centre is a tranquil spot loaded with flowers and greenery, with all the requisite restaurants and boutiques to keep you amused for a day of shopping. This mall makes a good stop if you're doing business in one of the many office parks along this part of the I-75 corridor. You'll find more than 120 specialty stores at this mall located on State Road 60 just east of I-75.
When selecting gourmet chocolates for special occasions, anniversaries, weddings and holidays, Bellafia Chocolate Boutique provides the very best in quality candies. From smooth milk chocolate and decadent dark selections to luscious melt-in-your mouth creamy white and sugar-free pieces, customers receive exemplary service and attention when choosing individual chocolate preferences. Customized gift baskets filled with exquisite chocolate pieces along with select salt or flavored pecans are available for any personal or corporate occasion. Specialty items including marzipan, malt balls, Irish Crème truffles, chocolate wafers and biscotti, and flavored teas are also available. -Vickie Ferguson
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
What once used to be warehouses and empty lots is now Tampa's newest elite shopping complex, known as the Channelside Bay Plaza. Starting with the Florida Aquarium and curving around to end at the Tampa Convention Center, the district also includes the Ice Palace, the Port of Tampa, an IMAX movie theater, dining in the form of Newk's, G. Elliot's, and Pop City and a variety of clothing and gift stores. A visit to this happening place will not allow you to get bored.
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?
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
If you're a book fan, there's hardly any event more exciting than finding an out-of-print treasure you've always wanted. And maybe that "treasure" might indeed some day be a treasure, given the escalation of antique book prices. If you're attending a convention here, you can sneak away for a quick visit; it's just a few blocks away. Once here, however, be prepared to scrap the rest of that meeting to lose yourself in 10,000 volumes of nearly new and older books, not to mention the antiquarian and out-of-print books.
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.
Once you have observed the crazy tiled floor and the cozy decor, you'll discover the treasures of this old-fashioned store. Word lovers have the chance to access a very rich selection of books here, with various subjects such as fiction, travel, science and medicine, cuisine, history, business or biography. The goal? To increase customer's passion for reading! If you like enjoying a cup of local tea or artisanal coffee while reading, you'll find what you need: the Oxford Exchange also carries an amazing selection of those, to be enjoyed perched on a bar stool or comfortably reclined in a deep armchair.
Experience a unique shopping excursion at Couture Living, where customers will find the latest in fashion and accessories. From comfortable tops and jackets to trendy dresses for all occasions, the boutique, located in Hyde Park Village, provides an array of festive, casual, and special event fashions. Add decorative totes, oversized bags, clutch purses, stylish hats and an assortment of scarves and jewelry to complete the outfit. Fresh designs, soft pastels, bold solids and flirty accessories keep customers in tune with current fashion trends.
The charming Hyde Park Village is the place to go for upscale shopping, dining and entertainment. The village features a variety of shopping venues for designer apparel, handmade jewelry, and home décor as well as restaurants, bakeries, and a movie and dinner theater. Located near SoHo and downtown Tampa, Hyde Park Village offers the ultimate in quality services in a relaxing park-like atmosphere. Hours may vary for specific venues.