Thursday, April 25, 2013
Conceptual plans to bring a Whole Foods Market to space at Westfield Countryside Mall are set for an initial, official review Wednesday.
There are more signs Whole Foods Market is coming to Westfield Countryside Mall. For example: The renderings planners filed in order to get direction from officials with the city's Building Plan Review Committee about bringing the nearly 38,000-square-foot store to space sliced out of the Sears at the mall. The committee is expected to review Wednesday the conceptual plans, which show different views of a modern facade and the Whole Foods logo. Sears would keep the south entrance near BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse and the service and merchandise pick-up entrances on the north part of the building. New facades would be installed at the Sears entrances. The four loading bay docks would be split. Whole Foods customers would access the store …
Monday, April 8, 2013
P.F. Chang's at Westfield Countryside Mall grand opening is Monday, April 8.
After a slight delay, Pinellas County's first P.F. Chang's restaurant opens Monday, April 8. Officials with the restaurant initially expected to open the location at Westfield Countryside Mall the first week in March. The restaurant is a test store so there are some different menu items in addition to the regular fare. Employees wear different uniforms than other stores as well. It has a wall of nano glass doors that can be opened to give an outdoor ambiance. There is detailed woodwork inside and out. It is the final destination dining option to fill out the mall's restaurant row. Already there are a BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Grimaldi's, Red Robin and Bar Louie. Sign up for the free Dunedin Patch email newsletter to stay connected to…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A photo shared recently on Serendipity Cafe's Facebook page shows how the possible splitting of the Sears to wedge in the natural food grocery store at Westfield Countryside Mall would work.
Kim Mohr just went to Sears to pick up a freezer for her restaurant. Little did she know she would stumble across plans that seem to confirm a Whole Foods grocery store is coming to the Sears at Westfield Countryside Mall. She shared the photo which shows how the possible splitting of the Sears to wedge in the grocery store would work recently on Serendipity Cafe's Facebook page. "It's not a rumor anymore, it's official! Deep in the bowels of Sears, I came across the blueprints," she said in a post on her Dunedin restaurant's Facebook page. "Whole Foods is taking over the first floor of Sears at Countryside Mall, opening 2014." While the photo of the plans seems to confirm a Whole Foods is coming to the mall, city officials said Thursday …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The location at Westfield Countryside Mall is looking to fill full- and part-time positions before the restaurant's tentative opening March 4.
Sheri Zippo has opened many P.F. Chang's restaurants across the country. The operating partner of the Westfield Countryside Mall location has worked at the Tampa restaurant for more than four years. But she really feels a buzz about the latest restaurant, tentatively planned to open March 4. "It's coming along so nicely" Zippo said. "It really has a cool feel." In preparation for the opening, P.F. Chang's is hiring full- and part-time employees, including servers, cooks and bartenders, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Clarion Inn, 20967 U.S. 19 N. Positions include servers, bartenders, back waiters, take out servers, host and hostesses, and back of the house, culinary side, wok cooks, prep cooks, dish washers and pantry cooks…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The asian eatery is expected to open February 2013 at Westfield Countryside Mall.
Construction to build a P.F. Chang's restaurant has started at Westfield Countryside Mall. The upscale, Chinese-inspired cuisine is planned to be available for shoppers February 2013, said Lauren Clark, spokeswoman for the mall. It will be the final destination dining option to fill out the mall's restaurant row, she said. The restaurant has locations throughout the country and internationally. The nearest P.F. Chang's is located at West Shore Plaza in Tampa. “That really has completed the whole restaurant row,” Clark said. Related coverage:
Friday, November 23, 2012
The retail center is expanding its presence as a commercial destination with additions including BJs Brewhouse, Cobb Theater and Bar Louie. Plans also include adding a P.F. Chang’s and possibly the area's first Whole Foods Market.
Look out International Plaza, Westfield Countryside Mall is attempting to build its reputation as a destination retail mecca. The $12 million in renovations recently lured in a Cobb Theater, and its restaurant row features destination eateries like BJs Brewhouse, Grimaldi’s, Red Robin and Bar Louie. A P.F. Chang’s is planned to open in February 2013 and rumor has it the county's first Whole Foods Market could come to the space as well. Lauren Clark, spokeswoman with the mall, said that through enhancements like the Cobb movie theater and restaurant row, retailers are choosing the mall as their place for space. Clark said the mall is seeing double-digit traffic increases in shoppers and every available storefront is leased. Peach Mac …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Plans are moving forward to bring the natural foods grocery chain to Clearwater, officials with Westfield Countryside Mall said Monday.
Plans are moving forward to bring Pinellas County's first Whole Foods Market to Westfield Countryside Mall, officials with the mall confirmed Monday. “From what we have seen and are allowed to speak about, Sears is working directly with (Whole Foods),” said Lauren Clark, spokeswoman with Westfield Countryside Mall. “We don’t have a date on exactly but we do know they are looking to move forward.” Whole Foods officials said they do not have a specific location in mind yet but are planning to open a store in Clearwater sometime in 2014. An architecture firm, which does not represent Whole Foods but has completed similar projects for Sears throughout the country, presented plans on subdividing 37,000 square feet for the grocery store to city …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
"We will be next door to the running path that goes over US 19. So we will have hill practice during our monthly runs," Dunedin's only specialty running shop disclosed in a Nov. 1 email newsletter.
Dunedin's only specialty running store is moving to Clearwater this January. American Running Company, which hosts dozens of area 5K races, announced it would be moving from its Sweetbay shopping center location for a spot next to incoming Sea Dog Brewery near Westfield Countryside Mall on U.S. Highway 19 early next year. The move to 26024 U.S. Highway 19 N., Clearwater, is exactly 2.11 miles from its Dunedin location, an email newsletter states. Owners expect to open at the new location Jan. 7, and they are planning a grand opening celebration. "We will be next door to the running path that goes over US 19. So we will have hill practice during our monthly runs," the company disclosed in a Nov. 1 email newsletter. American Running Company …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The bar, which features American-style food and an extensive drink menu, is the latest addition to Westfield Countryside Mall.
Bar Louie is now open at Westfield Countryside Mall. The bar, which features American style food and an extensive drink menu,opened Monday. It is the latest addition to the mall, which is in the midst of a $12 million renovation that includes adding a movie theater and destination reatuarants such as BJs Restaurant and Brewery, Grimaldi's and Red Robin. The work aslo included adding a children's play area, renovating the food court and adding carpet and furniture in spaces throughout the retail mecca. Related coverage: What Else Should Come to Countryside Mall? BJs Restaurant and Brewery Coming to Countryside Mall Movie Theater Open at Westfield Countryside Mall Destination Clearwater: Beat the Heat
Saturday, August 4, 2012
The updated smart phone app might save you time and money on your next trip to Westfield Countryside Mall.
Your next trip to Westfield Countryside Mall just got a little easier. The shopping mall group has launched upgrades to its free mobile app aimed at helping shoppers save time and money, it announced Thursday. New features in the Westfield App v2.0 include: Check out the demo video for more details. Westfield Countryside Mall is just east of Dunedin on State Road 580.