The Seminole Heights-based Hey Giant! Little Biscuits recently opened a second location in Palma Ceia, serving up biscuits (buttermilk, cinnamon, cheddar chive and rosemary lavender) with a variety of sweet and savory toppings (think jam, ham, gravy and marshmallow fluff). Hey Giant! co-owners Lee Valenti and Jesse Thompson say that had been looking for a second location to meet the demand at their original location, particularly on weekends. The former Vine Baking Co. building fit the bill. “We felt that it was a perfect spot that reflected our the charm and style of our original spot in Seminole Heights,” says Valenti. “Additionally, we knew we had a good number of customers from South Tampa and it would be great to bring our biscuits a little closer them.”
In the evenings, Valenti and Thompson — former teachers — turn the Seminole Heights location into a learning center with homework help and creative workshops for local students. They’re keeping the learning center in Seminole Heights for now, but Valenti says plans are in the works for the new store. “We are already brainstorming ways to offer some small group academic and creativity sessions in our South Tampa biscuit shop after hours too,” she says.