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Plant City Observer Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 3 months ago

News Briefs 8.16.18

News Briefs 8.16.18

Adryana’s closes its doors

After six months in town, Adryana’s Latin & Italian Cuisine abruptly closed its doors for good on Aug. 9.

The restaurant, located at 115 E. Reynolds St., shut down overnight and the space was made available for rent within a day. Julio Pagan, who owned the restaurant with fiancee Reina Flores, said business was too slow for Adryana’s to continue operating, especially in June and July, and that they planned to “close, regroup” and consider trying again elsewhere.

“It’s just been very rough for me,” Pagan said.

The closing came two days after several former employees of the restaurant took to Facebook to accuse Adryana’s ownership of not paying their wages on time or at all. Pagan said the employees in question have already been or will be “taken care of” financially.

Adryana’s is the latest restaurant to have occupied the gated unit at 115 East Reynolds and failed to stick around. Bella Mare Ristorante opened in November 2016 and lasted roughly one year in the space. Before Bella Mare there were restaurants like City Pizza, which lasted just over a year and a half, and the Catering Company & Cafe.


Road resurfacing underway

Plant City’s roads are finally getting fixed, but that apparently hasn’t stopped complaints from coming in.

To keep the public as informed as possible, the city has created an online resource for everything anyone wants to know about the resurfacing projects. All roads in question are listed, the extent of their repairs described and their locations highlighted on an interactive map anyone with a computer can view instantly. Phone numbers for city engineers are listed for people to call if they have any further questions.

To view the city’s online resource page, visit The 32-street resurfacing project as a whole is expected to be completed within the next month.

More information is available on the Plant City Observer website at The article in question, “Road repairs ahead,” ran in the July 12 issue and features an in-depth explanation of the project as well as a schedule of each road’s resurfacing date.

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