Business

Restaurant Revitalized in Hernando Beach

A restaurant location in Hernando Beach formerly called Swanie’s was in drastic need of renovations after being bought and sold several times. Shrimp boats unloaded their catch at the former restaurant’s dock, which made for an authentic dining experience. Business partners Scott Morano and Marc Delape decided to purchase the restaurant and clean things up. At first Delape thought his partner Scott Morano was a bit crazy, but after weighing out the pros and cons, both decided to give it a go.

Cemex Expansion Economic Impact Study Still Up in Air

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by Julie Maglio

Assistant County Administrator Russ Wetherington told the Board of County Commissioners that the scope of an economic impact study on mining operations remains to be determined. Commissioner Dukes remarked that having an economic impact study done on the Cemex mining expansion and development before the state approves the project could waste $35,000 of taxpayer money. Russ Wetherington agreed that it could be done after approval. Comm. Dukes suggested that a 2007 FDOT study be looked into since Dr.

Chiropractic Care in the Comfort of your own Home

by Hernando Sun Staff

Hernando Sun sat down with Dr. Jessica Allen, a chiropractor starting a practice here in Hernando County that provides chiropractic services supported by soft tissue massage in the patient’s own home. She told us about her experiences as a chiropractor and what drove her to establish such a unique practice.

Welcome Thyme on the Square, Downtown Brooksville

by Hernando Sun Staff

Thyme on the Square, a new restaurant located in the historic J.A. Jennings Building in downtown Brooksville is already building a reputation for their fried pork rinds which can be spiced with your choice of their signature seasonings. The restaurant serving lunch and dinner, has no qualms about serving from the lunch menu at dinnertime. They also offer homemade egg nog or mocha cappucino flavored ice cream. At the bar you can order beer, wine, and a variety of wine mixers.

Dickies Barbeque Pit Opens in Brooksville

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by Hernando Sun Staff

Dickies opened its doors on Thursday at its Brooksville location, 19348 Cortez Blvd in the Brooksville Square Plaza next door to Publix. Dickies is a barbeque franchise from Dallas Texas, established in 1941. The proprietors of the new location are David Ambrose and Steven Phillips, friends as well as business partners who met in Brooksville over ten years ago. Ambrose, entrepreneur, and Phillips with restaurant experience teamed up when they saw a need for southern style barbeque in Brooksville.

Cemex Mine Expansion Advances

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by Julie Maglio

Full House at Hernando BOCC to hear Cemex Expansion decision

For background information, read Cemex Expansion. At the December 9th Hernando Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners Dukes, Nicholson, Adkins, and Holcomb voted to send the issue on to the FDEP (Florida Department of Environmental Protection) with Commissioner Rowden voting against it. Shortly before they voted Rowden stated that she did not understand why the Commission did not agree with P&Z Commission findings.

County Commissioners to Decide on Cemex Expansion

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by Julie Maglio

Fort Dade Ave

The Hernando Board of County Commissioners will decide on the Cemex expansion, comprehensive plan amendment December 9th. The issue has been ongoing for several months and is highly contentious.

Cemex is proposing to expand their mine to nine parcels totaling 730 acres located across from Bayfront/Brooksville Regional Hospital. The prominent businessmen who own the parcels plan to lease them to Cemex for a 20 year mining project, then develop the properties as a residential area.

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