Around The Bay Highlights Local Business Throughout The Tampa Bay Area
This month Around The Bay features:
Belleair Coffee Company: Not Your Average Joe
When Christopher Whalen’s dad introduced him to espresso in the 80s, it left a lasting impression. “I’ve always loved coffee and espresso,” Whalen explains. “When I was 20, my dad worked in Italy for a couple of years, and I was introduced to espresso. I’ve lived in the Belleair area for many years and have always complained that there wasn’t a good craft coffee house around, so when I finally had the time and resources to do it, I set out creating the exact kind of coffee house where I would want to hang out.” And so he did with the opening of Belleair Coffee, a community-focused craft coffee shop in Belleair Bluffs with Pastry Chef Linda Carroll making gluten-free and paleo options, and serving Buddy Brew coffee and TeBella teas. “We make everything on-site under Chef Carroll’s supervision, and we are local people who are very involved in the local community.”
100 Indian Rocks Road, Belleair Bluffs | 727.418.9672 | belleaircoffeecompany.com
Decker Ross Interiors: New Digs
Decker Ross Interiors, a Clearwater landmark since 1993, recently completed a major renovation to its design studio on Court Street. The building transformed into a light, airy and contemporary design with a tapered stacked-stone entrance feature. Aluminum louvered sun-shades and a protective awning add architectural interest, while a unique metal “topper” and one-of-a-kind metal sunflower sculpture adorns the freshly updated façade. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the eye-catching new sign flanked by two lovely travelers palms. Xeriscaped rock gardens and a fountain add a Zen quality to the grounds. Decker Ross Interiors contracted Aude-Smith Architecture to facilitate the design and partnered with Southern Pointe Construction to construct and oversee the renovation. All Metals Custom added the finishing touches with their spectacular metal work. Owner, Suzan Decker Ross, ASID, in conjunction with her talented design team, not only selected the exterior finishes, but created some fresh updates to the interior as well. Stop by and visit their newly renovated digs.
1445 Court Street, Clearwater | 727.442.9996 | DeckerRoss.com