Total Nutrition store coming to Archer Road


Published: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.

A national chain of stores selling sports nutrition and supplements is opening a location at Plaza Centro at 3443 Archer Road.

Total Nutrition will move into the space formerly occupied by Starbucks. The store sells vitamins and supplements for sports nutrition and weight loss.

The store doesn’t just cater to body-builders and athletes, said owner Yanni Glykas.

“A 45-year-old mom with four kids could walk in and feel totally comfortable,” he said.

Glykas owns several Total Nutrition locations in the state. He operates them as a family-run business even though they are part of a chain, he said.

The 1,800-square-foot location on Archer Boad barely needed to be renovated to transition from a coffee shop to a supplement store, Glykas said.

“It was already set up so well,” he said. “We didn’t have to do a whole lot.”

Total Nutrition will open sometime at the end of the month.

Avenyl sees its first residents move in

The first tenants have moved into a new apartment building in the College Park area.

Parrish-McCall Constructors finished work on Avenyl Apartments in early July. The first student residents moved in about a week ago.

Parrish-McCall began construction last September.

The three-story building, owned by KLM Property Holdings, has 27 units.

The luxury apartments have high-end appliances, granite countertops and quality fixtures, said Michael Walsh, president of Parrish-McCall.

The exterior of the building features wood-frame construction with a brick veneer and hardy-board exterior.

“It’s definitely nicer than where I lived when I went to UF,” he said.

Haile gym moving to new location

A gym in Haile Plantation is relocating to a larger location.

Sweat Life is moving from its spot at 5206 SW 91st Terrace to a standalone building at the Publix Market Square.

The gym’s new location will be about 2,100 square feet, compared with the 1,600 square feet in the old building, said owner Dan Griffin.

The business needed to move to a location with more visibility and space, Griffin said, but he wanted it to remain in Haile Plantation.

The current location is below residential units, making it problematic for people wanting to work out in the early morning, he said.

“We started our business in Haile,” he said. “Haile has been good to us.”

Sweat Life will move into the new building sometime in the next four weeks, Griffin said.

The gym does not offer equipment for individuals to use. Instead, it exclusively offers personal training and classes in small or large groups.

Arts and crafts store opens in Haile

A home-based arts and crafts business has expanded to a location in Haile Village.

The Funkie Junkie Boutique opened in early May, selling paper crafting, rubber-stamping and scrapbooking supplies.

Linda Coughlin started the business about a year ago, when she started selling supplies to people asking what she used for her art, she said.

“It just kind of grew to be a full-fledged business,” she said.

Eventually, the business became too large to run from home, so Coughlin opened the Haile Village location and hired a part-time employee.

Business has been good for the store, Coughlin said, and she expects even more growth over the next year.

“I’m very optimistic,” she said.

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