The Cabbies winners - April 2021

“The Cabbies” Winners, April 2021

April 28, 2021

For the first time ever, we have launched a nomination and award system for local businesses and people in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida area. As a local real estate business ourselves, we are always looking for ways to support small businesses and our community. As 2020 proved to be a tough year for small businesses and the community in general, we wanted to come up with a way to show support and get the name out for some local small businesses, hence our idea for “The Cabbies”.

Through February and March, the community was able to nominate their favorites and then go on to vote for the winners! There were 8 categories for the community to nominate for “The Cabbies”. The 8 categories include “Best Restaurant”, “Best 2020 Kitchen Remodel”, “Business to Watch” “Best Yard or Curb Appeal” “Most Impactful Business” “Best Micro Brewery” “Best Coffee Shop” and “Cutest Pet”. Each category received one winner based on the nominations and 1st and 2nd runner-ups. Over 2,500 votes were cast in total in all the categories! Without further ado the winners for each category are listed below:

Best Restaurant Winner- Cozy Coffee Café Location: 13312 Telecom Drive Temple Terrace, FL 33637

1st runner up: Thyme 2 Dine Location: 100 YMCA Lane Sebring, FL 33875

2nd runner up: Il Forno Location: 3615 S Florida Ave Lakeland, FL 33803

Best 2020 Kitchen Remodel Winner- Urban Retreat Ybor City, FL

1st runner up: Clean & Chic New Port Richey, FL

2nd runner up: Refined Classic Sebring, FL

Business to Watch Winner- Abela Story + Co Location: 12311 SR-54 Odessa, FL 33556

1st runner up: The Living Collective Location: Palm Harbor, FL

2nd runner up: Lockhart’s Seafood Market Location: 589 Island Dr Tarpon Springs, FL

Best Yard or Curb Appeal Winner- Backyard Oasis Location: Palm Harbor, FL

1st runner up: Key West Home Location: Lutz, FL

2nd runner up: Cute Appeal Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Most Impactful Business Winner- Eat Right Location: 1008 N. Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602

1st runner up: West Florida Foster Care Services Location: 3550 W. Waters Avenue Tampa, FL 33614

2nd runner up: Babe Crafted Location: Tampa, FL

Best Micro Brewery Winner- Craft Life Brewing Location: 6810 Tower Dr, Hudson, FL 34667

1st runner up: Woven Water Location: 456 W. Columbus Dr. Tampa, FL 33602

2nd runner up: Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co Location: 3632 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Valrico, FL 

Best Coffee Shop Winner- Bam Bar Location: 8536 Old County Rd 54 New Port Richey, FL 34653

1st runner up: Cali Café Location: 10010 US Hwy 301 South Riverview, FL 33578

2nd runner up: Café Vino Tinto Location: 509 Main Street Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Cutest Pet Winner- Fallon Location: St. Petersburg, FL

1st runner up: Diego Location: Lutz, FL

2nd runner up: Hawkeye Location: Sebring, FL

Congratulations to all of the winners and runner-ups, you have some big fans out there and deserve all of the love possible. We are excited to be able to get our local community involved in something fun while supporting other small businesses too! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, nominate, and spread the word for “The Cabbies”. To check out the website with all the winner information and pictures, click this link

It was so much fun getting to know other business owners and watching people cheer on each other. Each winner was given a yard sign to place in their yard or in front of their business to let the world know that they won big! Be sure to check out some of these great winners and runner-ups. Our goal is to host “The Cabbies” twice a year, so stay tuned for what categories you can nominate this fall!


Olivia is southern hospitality wrapped in compassion. She is as sweet as she is fierce and never hesitates when others ask her for help. Aside from being a mega talented writer she also takes on all of our special projects and events as our Brand Strategist. She uses the education she got from Bama {she would insert a “Roll Tide” here} to help give our clients an authentic look at who we are. She’s a larger than life, laid back bundle of joy who is as genuine as they come.

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