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Open or shut

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 11, 2002


BANKS OPEN, CLOSE, EXPAND: One branch bank is rising from the ground. Another opened last week. Its predecessor closed the Friday before.

The newly operating bank belongs to SunTrust Banks, at 16520 N Nebraska Ave., next to a new Publix just south of Nebraska's apex with Florida Avenue. It opened Monday after its final day of business at 18315 U.S. 41 N.

The SunTrust branch employs 11 people, teller Josh Pierce said. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. Drive-through hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. The phone number is 963-1125.

Another branch bank under construction will be part of an AmSouth Bank expansion around Tampa Bay. It also is being built next to a new Publix, at N Dale Mabry Highway and Lutz-Lake Fern Road. It's expected to open by February with a staff of seven, AmSouth spokeswoman Susan Lang said.

SELF-STORAGE AVAILABLE: North Dale Mabry Self-Storage has opened at 19020 N Dale Mabry Highway, south of Lutz-Lake Fern Road. The facility offers climate-controlled storage units with gated security. Moving supplies, including boxes, tape, drop clothes, locks, dust covers and tie-downs, are available for purchase. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 909-2262.


DOGGIE DAY CARE: Dogs now have a new place to stay while their owners are out of the house. Yuppy Paws Doggie Day Care opened its doors to four-legged friends July 17 at 13018 Gunn Highway. The facility offers boarding, grooming, pet supplies and pet photography. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays. For information, call 926-8385.

MAILBOX SERVICE: Mail Boxes Etc. opened recently at 17633 Gunn Highway in the Keystone Crossing Shopping Center. The store offers packing, shipping, copying and postal services. Mailbox rental with 24-hour access is also available to customers. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 926-4954.

Citrus Park

MATTRESS STORE OPENS: Clearwater Mattress has opened at 6917 Gunn Highway, just west of the Veterans Expressway. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For information, call 920-9927.

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-- If you know of a business that is opening, closing or moving, please contact Eve Leberson at North of Tampa, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618. Phone: 269-5302. Fax: 269-5310. E-mail:

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