Joe and Son’s Olive Oils is coming to North Tampa this fall! The family-owned and operated specialty food store, deeply rooted in Tampa, is expanding into Carrollwood with its planned second location at 11618 North Dale Mabry Highway, next to Noble Crust. The new store is scheduled to open in late fall 2018.
Owner Andrea Messina Gebbia says, “I feel so blessed having the ability to grow my family’s business in the neighborhood where I grew up. My parents moved to original Carrollwood in 1975, which is only one and a half miles from the new location.”
Family tradition is at the heart of Joe and Son’s Olive Oils. In 1938, Gebbia’s great-grandfather, Giuseppe (Joe) Favata, opened a neighborhood grocery store in the historic Ybor City area. Joe and his son, John, offered their customers the finest produce, meats, olive oils, and other staples, while focusing on providing excellent service to their customers.
While the original shop was shuttered in 1976, the family’s legacy of food and commitment to the local community continued. In 2011, Gebbia reopened the business to the delight of a new generation of foodies. The flagship store is located at 3204 W. Bay to Bay Boulevard, and the Carrollwood location marks the business’ first expansion outside of South Tampa.
Joe and Son’s Olive Oils offers more than 50 varieties of ultra-premium, imported, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, including single varietal extra virgin olive oils, infused and fused olive oils, seed and nut oils, infused aged balsamic vinegars, and other specialty foods. All of the oils and vinegars are offered for complimentary tasting, and all bottles are poured on site.
For more information about Joe and Son’s Olive Oils, visit their website at www.joeandsonsoliveoils.com.