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Tangerine Plaza has new shops

Published May 2, 2007


Three new businesses held grand opening ceremonies Tuesday at Tangerine Plaza, virtually filling the Midtown shopping center's nine storefronts.

Me Me's Beauty Supply, Suit World and My Beauty Supply represent the second phase of the 46, 000-square-foot shopping center's development. Its anchor store is the Sweetbay Supermarket.

The last remaining storefront is expected to be filled soon by Cadillac Cleaners, said Goliath Davis, deputy mayor for Midtown.

"Six years ago, this intersection was a different place, " said Mayor Rick Baker, mentioning that a bank, a service station and fast-food restaurant are planned for the 18th Avenue S/22nd Street crossroads, across the street from Sweetbay.

Two of the new business owners are St. Petersburg residents. Jamekka Harris owns Me Me's and moved her business from 31st Street S and 22nd Avenue. Omar Kabba owns My Beauty Supply.

Randy and Moe Faria, brothers who manage Suit World, are from Tampa.

"All the businesses we are introducing today are in the business of making you look good, " Davis said.

All the entrepreneurs received technical assistance from the city's business assistance center.

Urban Development Solutions, whose president is Larry Newsome, developed Tangerine Plaza. Sweetbay opened in 2005.

[Last modified May 1, 2007, 20:37:23]

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