Remi’s Minis just opened three weeks ago in Riverview and hasn’t slowed down since! It’s open Tuesday – Saturday starting at 6:30 AM, featuring different menu items every day to keep you coming back for another flavor. Remi’s brews Blind Tiger Coffee, another great Tampa business, and is located within the Winthrop Town Center. Although this area has an impressive variety of architecture, I’d have to say that this 1963 Airstream takes the cake–or donut, that is.
Owners Ben and Christy Chambless say they stumbled upon the idea for Remi’s after eating scrumptious donuts in California and not having enough room to finish them all. The best part about these minis is not only that they’re tiny and adorable, but that you can try one of every flavor and not feel as guilty about it.
So who’s “Remi”? Remi is their dog that they adopted after he was found severely injured from numerous shots of a BB gun. He underwent surgery to have his eye removed and was given a second chance at life, contrary to what the media claims about the pit bull breed. Ben and Christy fell in love instantly upon meeting Remi at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay… and now he’s got his own donut shop! I’d say that’s a pretty amazing comeback. All dogs receive free minis, and instead of tips, Remi’s accepts donations to the Humane Society. How cool is that?
Remi’s sits in front of the Art Factory at Winthrop Arts and has developed a perfectly symbiotic relationship with them already, giving coffee grounds to their compost pile and water for blooming plants. Not to give any secrets away, but Ben envisions the garden potentially being incorporated into future minis…
To stay up to date with what Remi’s Minis is offering, be sure to check out their website and Facebook! If you’re lucky, you may even get to meet Remi when he makes his occasional celebrity appearance at the shop.