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Main Event – Wesley Chapel, Coming Soon

The location is southwest of the Interstate 75 and State Road 56 interchange, east of the Tampa Premium Outlets mall on land near the Tampa Premium Outlets. According to their website, “At Main Event, we love what we do, because we get to deliver fun …

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Missing Child (Found) – Wesley Chapel, Florida

MISSING CHILD ALERT UPDATE – Child Found safe by Pasco Sheriff’s Office at about 7:15 am  Deputies announced he was found safe in area of US 301 and Gall Road in Zephyrhills. Authorities have not released any other information. Original Story: According to the Pasco …

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Pizza Hut coming to Wesley Chapel

Next to the new Starbucks on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel will soon be a new Pizza Hut. As many of those in Wesley Chapel know, Pizza Hut delivery is difficult to come by since there are no nearby stores in Wesley Chapel. That …

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Raising Expectations On Garage Door Solutions

Sponsored Article – Discount Garage Doors, Inc (view website) was started 20 years ago by one man with a truck and a goal. His goal was to provide a better service to homeowners than any other garage door company in the state of Florida. Having worked for …

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Pasco School Board to Hold School Safety Workshop

What should Pasco County Schools do to protect students next year? That is what will be discussed at an upcoming meeting. According to documents posted on the District School Board of Pasco County’s website, the board is planning a discussion for April 17th. Among the …

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Another Wawa Coming to Wesley Chapel

According to recent documents filed with Pasco County, Wawa will be opening another new Gas Station in Wesley Chapel. This new location will be at the intersection of Bruce B Downs Blvd and State Road 54. You can already see construction at the intersection. This …

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Walk On’s Restaurant and Bar coming to Wesley Chapel

A new sports themed restaurant and bar is coming soon. Founded by a pair of former “walk-on” basketball players on the Louisiana State University basketball team in 2003. New Orleans Saints quarterback Dree Brees joined the ownership team in 2015. Walk-On was named by ESPN is …

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Cost Plus World Market, Grand Opening

The new Wesley Chapel World Market will have its grand opening on Thursday April 5th, 2018! The new location will host grand opening events all weekend through Sunday, April 8, with raffles, giveaways, free samples and live entertainment. According to the store:  Our everyday low prices …

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New Fire Station (#13) coming to Wesley Chapel

March 14th 2018, Fire Chief Scott Cassin, County Commissioners, and local dignitaries broke ground on the new Wesley Chapel Fire Station 13. Station 13 is a 9,430 SqFt, 3 bay, state of the art Fire Station capable of housing 6 fire apparatus, 9 Firefighters, and …

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Now Open: Pink Me Up Salon & Spa

Pink Me Up Salon & Spa, is a full service beauty salon directed towards the demanding woman. Our main objective is to provide innovative services with quality customer attention and installations that meet the highest and exclusive modern standards, plus a selection of highly qualified …

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Wiregrass High School Student on American Idol

On the season premiere of American Idol on ABC, Wesley Chapel’s own Zach D’Onofrio impressed the judges and was sent on to Hollywood with his golden ticket. Zach is a Wiregrass Ranch High School Student and lives right here in Wesley Chapel. What do you think?

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Wesley Chapel Serial Robber Arrested on Bruce B Downs Blvd.

Pasco County detectives arrested 23-year-old Robert Dumas (of Wesley Chapel) and say he is a suspect involved in five armed robberies in February. On Sunday, a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office Corporal conducted a traffic stop at Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Eagleston Drive in Wesley …

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Wesley Chapel Carjacking Attempt

According to reports, a man pretending to waive for help on State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel was actually trying to carjack a victim. The suspect waived down the victim and stepped in front of her car. As she lowered her window, the suspect tried …

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Earth Fare to Open in Wesley Chapel

Exciting news for those interested in healthy living. Earth Fare has been confirmed as one of the many new stores going in off State Road 56 just north of the Tampa Premium Outlets. Earth Fare has established itself as a leader in the healthy foods …

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FBI Child Abduction Training Notification

According to the Meadow Pointe CDD website: On March 1, 2018, the FBI and Pasco Sheriffs Office will be conducting a very important training for law enforcement in our area. This training prepares law enforcement with the skills and investigative techniques to successfully and responsibly …

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Giveaway: $25 Taco Bell Gift Card

We are giving away a $25 Taco Bell gift card. To enter to win, just click the link below. No strings attached. The link will take you to Amazon where you can click to enter. Prize will be mailed to you free of charge the day …

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Harley-Davidson of Wesley Chapel

Coming soon at 25245 Wesley Chapel Blvd will be a 30,000 sqft Ferman Harley Davidson of Wesley Chapel. According to meeting paperwork filed with Pasco County in February of 2018 the dealership is meeting with the county to finalize its plans. The proposed dealership will …

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Gov Rick Scott Introduces Gun/School Safety Plan

The $500-million, three-part plan is intended to try to prevent more mass shootings and school attacks. The plan involves gun laws, school safety and mental health. Enhanced Gun Laws Scott announced the creation of the “Violent Threat Restraining Order.” He wants to ban bump stocks …

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School Safety Poll

As a resident of the Wesley Chapel area, what do you think should be done to increase school safety? Be sure to leave comments below…

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Area Smoke from Prescribed Burn

Did you smell smoke in the air today? That odor and haze was caused by a large controlled burn conducted in Pasco County by Florida Fire Services. What is a controlled burn? Check out this graphic from the Florida Forest Service: Prescribed burn managers try …

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Pasco County Fair this Weekend!

The 71st Annual Pasco County Fair opened Monday, February 19 and runs through Sunday, February 25, 2018. Don’t Miss an Exciting Week of Fun! There is plenty of family fun. For more information, check out www.pascocountyfair.com

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Wesley Chapel Serial Robber Strikes More Locations

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the serial robber pictured below is now responsible for more robberies in the Wesley Chapel area. The last week or so the suspect has committed armed robberies at numerous stores and businesses in and around Wesley Chapel. He has …

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Chuy’s Restaurant Coming to Wesley Chapel

Austin-based Chuy’s is headed for the Wesley Chapel area near Tampa Premium Outlets. Located at 25750 Sierra Center Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, the Tex-Mex restaurant brand is scheduled to open sometime in late spring. According to Chuy’s Website: Tex what? While we refer to our food as …

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Rays Choose Location in Tampa for New Stadium

According to Fox 13, the Rays and Tampa are expected to announce that they have selected a location in Ybor City for the new stadium! This is great news for locals in Wesley Chapel who will now have closer access to future games if the …

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New Upscale Apartment Community Coming to Wesley Chapel

Located just behind the new Audi of Wesley Chapel, this new Altis Community is making progress! It will be located in the Wiregrass Ranch area of Wesley Chapel. According to their website, the apartments will feature: Pet park with a fun agility course Swaying hammocks …

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Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch Grand Opening

On Wednesday Feb 21, 2018 from 11AM – 3PM the Beach House Retirement & Assisted Living Facility (newly constructed on State Road 56 near The Ridge) is hosting its  grand opening event. According to their facebook page, there will be food and music. Ribbon cutting …

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Seven Oaks Road Begin to Close for Road Resurfacing Project

The Seven Oaks community is undergoing project to preserve its pavement. Beginning in early February and continuing for several weeks, there will be road closures inside the community. This is something all neighborhoods go through from time to time. The community’s CDD board has put …

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New Starbucks to open soon in Wesley Chapel

The new Starbucks location near Walmart on State Road 54 at Wiregrass Ranch Blvd is opening soon! This photo from late January showed crews almost finished with the exterior and finishing up the interior of the store. No word on the official opening date however …

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Epperson Lagoon Celebrates its Ribbon Cutting

Pasco County is officially home to the first Crystal Lagoon in the United States. Pasco County Commissioners and staff attended the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 19, 2018 to mark this major development in the Wesley Chapel Community. The Epperson Lagoon will be part of …

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Dirty Bins, Never Again!

We all know how stinky and grimy our trash cans get if we don’t clean them. And how many folks actually do a maintenance clean? Well, worry no more. Wesley Chapel’s new trash can cleaning business will come right to your curb. We come the …

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Package Pirate Arrested in Land O’ Lakes

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, they have arrested a juvenile suspect in connection with thousands of dollars of holiday package thefts in the Land O Lakes Area. Deputies spent the afternoon delivering some of the recovered stolen property back to their owners on New …

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Email Issue on Website

A small number of users (about 30 people) received multiple repeated emails from our website today due to an error on a server owned by a third party email service provider. We apologize for this. Although the issue is outside of our control, we have …

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Will it snow in Wesley Chapel this week?

Reading the headlines on social media or even stepping outside today you might believe the hype that snow is coming to Wesley Chapel this week. It turns out, at one point one of the Euro Model forecasts was calling for snow in the Wesley Chapel …

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Amazon Music Unlimited – Free Trial

Attention Wesley Chapel! Do you love music but hate paying for it? Check out Amazon Music Unlimited. With Amazon Music Unlimited, subscribers can listen to tens of millions of the most popular artists, ad-free from wherever and even download their favorite music for offline listening. …

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Wild Hogs Tearing Up Communities in Wesley Chapel

The damage seen above is actually from a wild hog. This issue has been hitting communities such as Estancia at Wiregrass, Meadow Pointe, Arbors, and other Wiregrass area communities for several months. The wild hogs come in at night and destroy entire lawns causing thousands …

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Wesley Chapel Man Arrested for Armed Burglary Attempt (Video)

According to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office: During the early morning hours of 12/5/17, the arrested male, James Pietracatella, was observed on video surveillance entering his neighbor’s back porch with several steak knives in a Wesley Chapel neighborhood. James attempted to gain entry into the home …

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Mail Theft Growing Problem in Wesley Chapel

According to reports on social media groups for several Wesley Chapel and Land O Lakes communities, people are having their mail and packages stolen at an alarming rate this holiday season. Residents from Seven Oaks, Estancia, Meadow Pointe, The Lakes, Bridgewater, Lexington Oaks, and more …

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Event to Benefit Injured Pasco Sheriff Deputy

Letter to the editor: “Our Tuesday night Fraternal Order of Police Bingo in Land O’Lakes will be donating this nights profits on December 5, 2017 to Deputy Chris Fern and his Family. Deputy Fern was seriously injured in an off duty vehicle crash. Deputy Fern …

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New Advertising Programs for Wesley Chapel Area!

We are proud to announce two new advertising programs for Wesley Chapel Business Owners! WesleyChapelCommunity.com serves about 1,000 views per day and we are growing each and every week. Our website is a great place to list your business ad and get exposure to thousands …

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Alert: AT&T Users, Restart your device…

Customers have reported trouble making calls for the last couple of hours, however, the company said the problem can be resolved by restarting your phone (it may take multiple restarts). There’s no word yet on the root cause of the problem. According to reports, this issue is …

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Land O’ Lakes Swampfest This Weekend

4 NIGHTS, 24 RIDES, BANDS, BEER GARDEN, LIVE MUSIC, ​1 AMAZING EXPERIENCE ​FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! Location Land O’ Lakes Community Center 5401 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard ~ ​​Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639 Hours of Operation Thursday (Preview Night): 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Friday: 5:00 …

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Multiple Bear Sightings Recently in Wesley Chapel Area

Residents up and down I75 in Wesley Chapel have called 911 to report black bear sightings. FWC (The states Wildlife Law Enforcement Agency) has confirmed that it has been contacted by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office and received complaints of bear sightings several days in the …

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Wesley Chapel Trick or Treat Times & Etiquette

It’s that time of year for carving pumpkins, and for our ghosts and goblins to go trick or treating. As Halloween approaches on Tuesday night (October 31), consider these modern manners tips: Times: Most Wesley Chapel Communities have agreed that the appropriate time for Trick-or-Treating …

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Watergrass Community Yard Sale in Wesley Chapel

It is that time of year! The Watergrass community in Wesley Chapel is located off Curley Road (just north of SR54). Watergrass is made up of multiple neighborhoods located off of Overpass Road including: Anglestem Blvd., Windchase Way, Watergrass Parkway and Graybrook Drive. Yard sales …

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Allstate agencies host food drive through October 6 in wake of Irma

WHAT: Tampa Bay-area Allstate agency owners are collecting much-needed food donations to support homeless families served by Metropolitan Ministries through October 6. The most-needed food items include canned meat, canned fruit, peanut butter, boxed cereal, rice and bottled water. Through their volunteer efforts, Allstate agency …

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WCHS Girls Lacrosse Player Interest Meeting

Come Play Girls Lacrosse for Wesley Chapel High School 2018! There will be a player interest meeting for ALL female athletes who are interested in playing and learning about the game of Lacrosse. The meeting will take place in the Media Center after school Friday, …

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Gardening 365 Gardening and Plant sale festival

PASCO COUNTY, FL —- The University of Florida/IFAS Pasco Extension Master Gardeners are hosting the Gardening 365 Plant and Garden Vendor Festival in San Antonio, FL on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00-3:00 PM (12200 Main Street, San Antonio, FL). Ornamentals, native plants, fruit trees, …

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Why Hurricane Categories Make a Difference

During a hurricane you usually hear meteorologists refer to its intensity by categories. If you don’t know the difference between a category 1 and a category 5 hurricane, The Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Elliot breaks it down for you.

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Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights (Marcy’s Law)

Currently in the United States, the U.S. Constitution and every state constitution has enumerated rights for individuals accused of a crime and those convicted of a crime. Yet, the U.S. Constitution and 15 state constitutions do not extend enumerated rights to victims of crime. Marsy’s Law for …

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Auditions Open for Arts in Motion’s Production of Annie

Arts in Motion (AIM), a community youth theater arts education program, has announced that auditions are open for their newest production, Annie, to be performed in November. Auditions will be held on August 18 and 19 at the Alliance Church in Zephyrhills with a Pre-Casting …

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott Breaks Ground in Wiregrass Ranch

According to the Wiregrass Ranch, “Fairfield Inn by Marriott is now officially under construction. The 92-room hotel, which will be located on SR 56 just north of the Audi dealership, recently broke ground on their building. This exciting addition to Wiregrass Ranch is expected to …

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Lagoon Community’s Pool Taking Shape…

Overall Design This is the overall concept for the Lagoon Community known as Epperson Ranch. Click “next” to view all of the photos… Current Progress This photo was taken Sunday July 23, 2017. This is the view from the scenic area bridge overlooking the lagoon …

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Bright Futures expansion rests with Gov. Scott

Some 40,000 students and families are waiting to see if Gov. Rick Scott will save them a lot of money for college. Sitting on his desk is an expansion of the Bright Futures scholarship program. The proposal would pay 100 percent of tuition to state …

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Sinkhole Guide for Florida

Florida has more sinkholes than any other state in the nation, according to the local agency that oversees insurance regulations and compliance. Why so many sinkholes? The bulk of Florida’s peninsula is made up carbonate rock (limestone and dolostone) overlain by variable thicknesses and mixtures of sand …

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Audi of Wesley Chapel Dealership

Check out this new timelapse video of the Audi of Wesley Chapel Dealership which is under construction in Wesley Chapel on State Road 56 near Mansfield Blvd. Audi Wesley Chapel is expected to open in the fall of 2017. The project, referred to as Audi …

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2021 Superbowl to be held in Tampa, Florida

Big news for football fans! The NFL Superbowl for 2021 will be held at Raymond James Staduim in 2021! The game will be played in 1,356 days, but who is counting? The Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium will now host Super Bowl LV, which was originally scheduled …

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44 Million Dollar Wiregrass Sports Complex Plans Finalized

The government of Pasco County is finalizing plans for a massive “sports complex” in the area of Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. The project will include indoor and outdoor sports in state of the art recreation areas.Eight outdoor ball fields, an amphitheater, and other amenities.   …

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Hyatt Place Hotel Coming to Wesley Chapel

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is beginning a 130-room hotel and large conference center on the northern side of State Road 56, across from Tampa Premium Outlets. It is expected to be completed in Early 2018. Hyatt Place Wesley Chapel will have 130 rooms, with areas for sleep, …

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SCAM: Lowe’s Coupon

Wesley Chapel Residents and others throughout the nation are falling victim to a scam designed to steal your personal information. A Facebook post making round on the internet claims to be an official Lowe’s coupon for Mother’s Day. The fake coupon is for $50 dollars. …

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New Roadways planned to connect Wesley Chapel and New Tampa

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is holding an open-house style public information meeting for anyone interested in the Wesley Chapel Roadways Connections Study. The purpose of the open house is to gather public comments and other information that will be useful in conducting …

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Brush Fire in Seven Oaks Community

A brush fire has been reported in the Seven Oaks Community. As of 9:00 PM (3/12/17) crews from Pasco Fire-Rescue are on scene. Reports state the fire is near homes in Edenfield/Villas section of the Seven Oaks Community. Other reports state the fire is near …

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Connected City (Plan for Pasco County)

The Connected City Corridor is a State-initiated pilot program that is unique to Pasco County, and will be the first planned community to be built from the ground-up with a fiber network that will provide the fastest Gigabit internet service in the country. The Gigabit …

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Panda Express Coming to Wesley Chapel

According to plans filed with Pasco County earlier in the month, Panda Express will soon be constructed near Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel. The store will be near places like Chick Fil A and Culver’s. Stay tuned as there are other new stores being …

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Another Wesley Chapel Chick-fil-a to Begin Construction

After an overwhelming success and sometimes unbearable lines at the newly opened Chick-fil-a at Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel, the company has filed plans to build another Chick-fil-a at the intersection of Bruce B Downs Blvd (SR 581) and State Road 54 (Wesley Chapel …

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New road to connect Chancey Road to State Road 56

Wiregrass Ranch Blvd is expanding. There will soon be a connection between Chancey Road (just past Estancia at Wiregrass) to State Road 56 (near Mansfield Blvd). Check out the above overhead views from the folks over at TheWiregrassRanch. The road is closed at the moment …

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New Restaurant Coming to Wesley Chapel

Coming soon to Wesley Chapel at the Shops at Wiregrass: Noble Crust is a concept with broad appeal, with a menu that’s flexible enough to appeal to an array of palates and generations. “Farm-fresh flavors to craft creative dishes make it difficult to taste where …

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