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SPECIAL EDITION – July 4th Fire Damages Two Keystone Businesses

Ways to Help Keystone Business Impacted by Fire on July 4th

Anytime Fitness after the fire
Inside Anytime Fitness after the July 4th fire.
Photo credit Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue.

Many of you have already heard about the fire on July 4th that damaged the plaza that houses Three Brothers of New York Pizza as well as Anytime Fitness. The Keystone community is rallying around both businesses and stepping up to help. Read more about how you too can help in the efforts.

Three Brothers New York Pizza and Anytime Fitness located on Gunn Highway were both destroyed by a fire during the July 4th weekend. The fire began at the plaza which is near the intersection of Van Dyke Road and spread to the roof on Saturday July 4th. WFLA reported that Fire officials have said all patrons were evacuated from the businesses and no injuries were reported. The damage is extensive and both businesses impacted will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The Keystone community is rallying around both businesses and stepping up to support them, with an immense outpouring of love and support. Here is what we know to date:

 

  • Massimo Sabetti, owner of Nabruzzi Trattoria on Van Dyke Rd. is helping with part of their proceeds from every Tuesday to go to Three Brothers Pizza.
  • Local non-profit Keys to Kindness is hosting a fundraiser for Three Brothers Pizza. Go to https://keystokindness.org/donate/three-brothers-pizza-giveback/ to donate.
  • Teal Plank Workshop at the north-east corner of Gunn Hwy and N. Mobley will be hosting a fundraising carwash on Saturday July 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

Sean Marsiglia, owner of Three Brothers Pizza wrote the following on the KCA Face Book page: “The outpour of support from our community has been unbelievable, we are so lucky to have each and every one of you. Thank you to every single one of you who has reached out.”

I spoke with James Magliulo, owner of Anytime Fitness and he is just in shock. “It’s been 12 years of hard work, but really it was the relationships with our gym community that were the most important part of Anytime Fitness. We were a family, it’s just heartbreaking. Everyone is so important to me… it’s tough for all of us.” While incredibly grateful to everyone who has reached out and to Keys to Kindness willing to include Anytime Fitness in their community fundraising,  James asked not to be included at this time. “I don’t know what the future will be… if we will reopen again.” but I want to thank everyone for their support.”