Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The restaurant was hit by a theft last month, which included money set aside for the owner's annual bike giveaway.
Last month things weren't looking so good for the Alex Bar-B-Q's annual bike donation. Each year Alex Cook, owner of Alex's Bar-B-Q, has collected money to purchase bikes for kids in need giving over 13,000 bikes away since 1999. But in November, a thief threw a kink in that plan when they stole between $500-$1,000 from a donation jar in the restaurant, located at 5362 W. Village Drive. Hillsborough County's Sheriff's Office stepped up this week to make sure the bike donation goes off without a hitch. The sheriff's office announced Tuesday it would be donating 55 bicycles to the "Alex's Christmas for Kids" organization. "The reason why we felt compelled to help him out is he's been doing this so many years and it reaches so many children …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Someone broke into the popular barbecue restaurant and stole money intended for less fortunate kids.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
For the past 13 years Alex Cook, owner of Carrollwood's Alex's Southern Style Bar-B-Q restaurant, has donated thousands of bikes to less fortunate children during the Christmas season. This year, that may be more difficult since someone broke into his restaurant on Sunday and stole money set aside for the bike drive, according to the Tampa Tribune. On Sunday morning, Cooks said, someone tossed a large rock through the business's glass front door, located at 5362 W. Village Dr., and stole between $500 and $1,000 from a donation jar. Since 1999, the project has donated more than 13,000 bikes to children in Hillsborough County. Children in need are identified by school and community leaders. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office is …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Owner Gino Khalifa invites the Carrollwood community to enjoy deeply discounted gas at his celebration
Until 2 p.m. today, Radiant, 11302 North Dale Mabry is having a huge grand opening celebration in recognition of their second day open. Owner Gino Khalifa is offering the community regular gas for the low price of $3.29 a gallon. If you don't mind a line, Radiant employees help direct the traffic, often five cars deep, to safely reach the pumps to fill up their tanks. "It's our second day of the grand opening of this location," said Khalifa. "We just took over the store as the new operator here." Among the many special events at the grand opening are a raffle for an ATV benefiting the Pediatric Children's Cancer Foundation; A Gaming Adventure providing video gaming for young and old alike; Alex's Southern Style Bar-B-Q offering 25 cent …