Storefronts: HomeGoods to Open, Urban Culinary Cuisine Explains Closure

Business briefs.


1.) Ever wonder what happened to Urban Culinary Cuisine on Cross Creek Boulevard? We did, too.

We emailed the former owners awhile back and recently got a response. Here’s what Rose Saxton wrote when we asked about the closure:

It has always been my plan to get the Chef out of the kitchen more and promoting good health - through healthy foods, healthy cooking techniques and healthy relationships. His "Chef's Lectures Series" promotes various aspects of good health by creating a healthy foundation for life thru healthy foods and healthy relationships.

It would've been great to keep the cafe open while he travels and conducts his workshops. However, due to significantly increased costs and the lack of a competent workforce, it became clear to close the cafe and concentrate solely on his lecture/workshops. He is also completing a cookbook of his famous recipes from the cafe. I'll let you know when it becomes available.

2.) A sign is announcing that Home Goods is on its way to Highwoods Preserve Parkway. Are you a fan of the chain store?


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Joy Kobasko May 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM
I'd never heard of HomeGoods, but their website looks pretty nice. I think they could work out well in this area.
Laura Blank May 21, 2012 at 12:34 PM
That's really great news. Love Home Goods. Laura B
Tracy C. May 21, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I LOVE Homegoods! I venture to the store in Carrollwood to check out what they have new in the gourmet food section and to peruse their seasonal items. When I am looking for a piece of furniture or accessory to finish a room, it is the first place I go to!! I am really happy they are coming to my neighborhood!!
John Majeski May 21, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Is there one in Brandon, too?
Ginny May 21, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Yes, there is a Home Goods in Brandon. Home Goods is a great store to shop for accessories big and small.
Chelsea Derrigo May 21, 2012 at 03:57 PM
"However, due to significantly increased costs and the lack of a competent workforce, it became clear to close the cafe..." No, it was filthy and unsanitary. http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/Umoney/consumer/dirty_dining/dirty-dining:-cafe-ole-restaurant-shut-down-for-live-and-dead-roaches-in-kitchen
John Majeski May 21, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Chelsea, Cafe Ole is in the same plaza where Urban Culinary Cuisine existed, but it is a different business.
John Majeski May 21, 2012 at 05:08 PM
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Raequel Gadsden May 21, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I LOVE Home Goods!
Georgia Peachtree December 01, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Cafe Ole is NOT Urban Culinary Cuisine!! Chelsea, it would be prudent for you to get your facts correct before you post. Shakesphere said something similar to, "If ye thinks she is a fool, it's better she be silent than to speak and erase all doubt." ABC Action News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqlB2D3MZmw Urban Culinary Cuisine's endorsements: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqHHETp9UdM


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