New Business Owners Bring New Life to East Main Street

Today, more businesses than ever are choosing to open their doors in downtown New Port Richey. As the community grows, business owners are migrating further from the core of downtown, reshaping the boundaries of “downtown NPR.” With massive projects like the construction of Keiser University and the NPR Parking Garage underway, and the renovation of the NPR Public Library on the horizon, the latitudinal boundaries of downtown will be further defined as US-Highway 19 and Madison Street. Many business owners outside of the downtown core see themselves as pioneers, reigniting forgotten crevices of the community.

Redefined NPR is in the business of refinement

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This is certainly the case for downtown NPR’s newest business owner, Tyler Vandine. An Army veteran and Pennsylvania native, Vandine owns Redefined NPR, the newest barber shop to join the Downtown New Port Richey business community. “Barbering is a passion of mine that has helped me to pursue my goals and find a new way of life,” says Vandine.

Since receiving his education at Bene’s Career Academy in 2017, Tyler’s passion for barbering has propelled him to new heights. His signature style has bred a loyal clientele, and his new shop reflects that. When patrons visit Redefined, they can expect to find a comfortable, polished atmosphere with a high-end feel. Customers will leave with both an elevated look, and an elevated experience.

KOH Muay Thai is here to kick start east main stret

Vandine isn’t the only new guy on the block – his next door neighbor, Ben Sor Suchart, is running the first Thai Boxing gym in New Port Richey.

KOH Muay Thai, which has locations in Land O’ Lakes and Brandon, is described as a workout unlike any other. The approach that Kru (“teacher”) Ben and his instructors take is a combination of physical conditioning and combative fighting skills. While the average class will burn upwards of 800 calories, Kru Ben is emphatic about maintaining a non-intimidating environment.

“We offer various classes for kids, teens, and adults,” Kru Ben explains. Each class is tailored to the goals and skill levels of the participants. While it is undeniably a workout, it’s also a fun and friendly space that respects the art of Thai Boxing. Kru Ben spent years training and fighting in Thailand, and the class curriculum is certified through the Thai government. Kru Ben prides himself on his commitment to the art of traditional Thai Boxing, and his first-hand knowledge of Thai culture.

Redefined NPR

5842 Main Street

Call (727) 232-6865 or visit


  • 10 AM – 7 PM Tuesday – Friday
  • 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday
  • By Appointment – Sunday & Monday

Koh Muay Thai

5844 Main Street

Call (727) 766-4942 or visit


  • 10 AM – 11 AM Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
  • 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Monday – Thursday

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