Gas and Grills is one place that I would recommend you checkout if you are looking to purchase a grill. If you are looking to buy gas, go to Sams Club or Wal-Mart. They are usually the cheapest. However, if you are like me and do not like Wal-Mart and would rather shop at a local business, their prices are at most 2-3 dollars higher on gas.
Mons Venus is the place to go for ANY event. Yes, it is small inside and yes, the cover is higher than most. However, once inside you will understand why it is what it is. All I have to say is go have fun. Also, do not worry about how much you spend. All that matters is that you have a good time.
Vals Basket Warehouse is on my way home from work and I have stopped in many times. It is an extremely large store that has a lot of unique items inside it. When looking for unique items, look here first. You will surely not be disappointed. This clearly is the store of choice for these types if items.
Pier 1 is a great store for decorating your house / town home. I have found many unique items here and I always feel like I am stealing from them because the prices are so low. If you want even better prices, try the one located on Fowler Ave. It is a clearance store.
Dans Fan City Incorporated has a much better selection than what you will find at Home Depot or Lowes. As the other reviewer stated, they are a little more expensive than the major stores, but some people will enjoy shopping at the smaller store. They have many diagrams too help with installation if you do it yourself.
Hollies Farm & Garden is not really a garden place, its more of a Farmers store. When they use garden, they mean planting fruits and veggies. They have a lot of animal feed at the store for almost any type of animal. Some off the wall outdoor items can be found here too that can be used as farm decorations or to add to that rustic look you are trying to achieve.
The Sports Fan Attic is a nice store that is mainly located in the malls in the Tampa Bay area. Sometimes they have some high prices and I think this is because they are in the malls, which require a high overhead. However, if you need it, they will have it. And if they do not have the item, they will order it for you.
Plantation Palms Golf Club is a very nice course. You can usually play for under 35 dollars and their are coupons in the newspaper all the time that will give you a free meal with a round of golf. Be careful on some holes with the driver. There are a lot of reachable hazards if you are a long hitter. The par threes are also deceiving.
PROS: cheap and fast play usually
The Claw at USF is a great course. It probably has some of the narrowest holes that I have played in the Tampa area. I am a 14 capper and some of the holes there are down right impossible. This really would be one of the nicest courses in the Tampa area if they would keep it up in great shape.
PROS: nice, elevated greens
CONS: sometimes walkers slow down play
Mary Jos Performing Arts Center has been around for awhile and with the addition of their new building, I think it has finally become too large to focus on everyone. It is a great performing arts center though. Your experience may differ from mine. Keep in mind that in this field, there are hardly ever any cheap places.