Thursday, February 14, 2013
Crews will work to replace the existing crossings and rails, and install ADA-compliant sidewalks at Belleair Road and Wyatt Street between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Clearwater-Largo Road from Feb. 15 to March 7.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jared Leone
Thursday, February 14
Railroad improvements are coming to a couple of South Greenwood neighborhood intersections. Crews will work to replace the existing crossings and rails, and install ADA compliant sidewalks at Belleair Road and Wyatt Street between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Clearwater-Largo Road from Feb. 15 to March 7. The roadway at the intersections also will be resurfaced. The project is planned for two phases: Work at Belleair Road from South Myrtle Avenue to Scranton Avenue is from Feb. 15-21. Wyatt Street from Clearwater-Largo Road to South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue is from March 1-7.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Did you miss something this week on Patch? We've got you covered with this rundown of the week's top stories.
1. In an effort to spur development along the changing U.S. 19 corridor, city leaders this week unanimously approved plans to guide growth along the area at a city council meeting. What do you think the future should hold for U.S. 19? 2. Thorntons, a Kentucky-based gas station and convenience store, opened its first Florida location Monday in Clearwater. The chain plans to open nearly 20 other stores in the Tampa Bay area over the next three years. 3. The two-day Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, featuring performers including Kenny Wayne Shephard, Hamilton Loomis and Coco Montoya, takes over Coachman Park on Feb. 16 and 17. Plan to go? Find out what you need to know. 4. Who is Courtney Campbell? More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic …
Monday, December 3, 2012
More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic Courtney Campbell Causeway daily. But what do you know about the road’s namesake?
Work on a multi-use trail alongside one of the Tampa Bay area’s most iconic roads is started. Clearwater city leaders passed a resolution in support of naming the multi-use trail being built along the south side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Scenic Highway the Courtney Campbell Trail recently. More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic highway daily, and surely the trail linking the bay will be popular as well. But what do you know about the road’s namesake? The Man Campbell, from Chillicothe, MO, served as a second lieutenant in the army during World War I, according to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. After the Great War he studied law. Following graduation, he started a practice in Tampa in 1923, according…
Friday, June 1, 2012
With the latest location of the wing joint set to open on Monday, here is a look at how the site went from a hole in the ground to a Hooters haven.
Hooters, the iconic restaurant founded in Clearwater nearly 30 years ago, finally made its way to the beach. The world-renowned wing joint opens its Mandalay Avenue location Monday, following nearly a year of work that included the demolition of the exisiting building and the construction of a modern three-story structure that includes a rooftop bar. But in the meantime, we thought we'd walk you through the construction phases with a photographic timeline of the work from its early stages to its recent completion. Are you excited about the Hooters opening on the beach? Let us know in the comments below.
Monday, May 21, 2012
As part of construction of additional US 19 overpass lanes, Gulf to Bay Boulevard will be closed at the intersection Monday night.
Gulf to Bay Boulevard will be closed in both directions Monday night as part of the US 19 conversion to a limit access highway. Because of rain, the road closure of Gulf to Bay Boulevard originally planned for May 16 is rescheduled for 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. US 19 will remain open during the work. Crews will be working to remove beams and add overpass lanes at the intersection. Detour signs will assist drivers around Gulf to Bay Boulevard. The closure is subject to change because of weather or other unforeseen reasons.
Monday, March 5, 2012
The multimillion-dollar, multi-year overpass project has been costly to merchants located along the construction corridor. A phase to add the overpass lanes at Gulf to Bay Boulevard starts Monday and is expected to last through July.
If you polled the average Clearwater citizen, most would probably agree that the latest streamlining of U.S. 19, which encompasses a 2.7-mile stretch from Gulf to Bay to Whitney Road, is a necessary byproduct of the massive increase in traffic in Pinellas County over the past 20 years. But if you ask some of the merchants whose livelihood depends on visibility and accessibility in that area, they will tell you the project, which began in November 2009 and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2014, has been a financial nightmare. A phase to add overpass lanes at Gulf to Bay Boulevard starts Monday and is expected to last through July. Traffic will converge into two lanes between Seville Boulevard and Drew Street. Clearwater Patch…
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The longtime Clearwater landmark is undergoing some major cosmetic changes.
The Original Hooters on Gulf to Bay Boulevard, which has been serving its unique wings to Clearwater residents and visitors since 1983, is currently in the process of being torn down as part of a three-month renovation project. The demolition of part of the building will add more than 2,100 square feet to the old structure and allow for a bigger bar and dining area. While the rebuilt Hooters promises to be more modern while keeping with the restaurant's traditional themes and color schemes, it's still sad to see the classic old place ripped apart and completely vacant after all these years. Take a look at some of these construction photos while you await the reopening of the eatery, scheduled for February 2012.