For those of you that don’t know, Ron Jon is not a restroom named after me. It’s a famous surf shop that originated out of Cocoa Beach Florida and has become extremely successful and popular. So far the only Ron Jon in the Tampa Bay area was an outlet at the Tampa airport so this will be the actual first stand-alone store in the area.
The building that will house the new Ron Jon on its first floor is being built on Mandalay Ave. on Clearwater Beach and is expected to be completed soon.
And if that isn’t enough good news, to top it all off (pun sort of intended) the second floor will house a Hooters restaurant and on the 3rd floor will be a rooftop bar. Surf shop and Hooters – sounds like a likely combination.
Here’s what the Tampa Bay Times had to report about this:
A Ron Jon Surf Shop is expected to open by late May in this building under construction at 385 Mandalay Ave. on Clearwater Beach. A Hooters will be on the second and third floors….More at Ron Jon Surf Shop to open on Clearwater Beach next month
Now there’s another reason for you to visit Clearwater Beach – the h….amburgers.