Monday Morning Memo

Monday, April 17, 2023

Downtown Tampa's waterfront potential is changing in the wake of growth

Tampa Bay Business Journal Editor, Alexis Muellner, explores a series of Tampa Bay Business Journal reports concerning the future shape of Downtown Tampa and the direction of development amid growth.


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Tampa Bay Lightning kick off the playoffs with a banner drop and giveaways in Tampa's Downtown

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be celebrating the beginning of the playoffs by dropping a banner at City Hall and giving away swag from 12-1pm.

May Downtown Debriefing Series topic announced!

Join us for the May Downtown Debriefing breakfast focused on Hurricane Preparedness at the Hotel Tampa Riverwalk May 10th from 8am-10am! Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Be prepared with tools and tips to keep you, your family, and your business safe.


To register now, click here.

Sweet Mama's Ice Cream set to open brick-and-mortar location Wednesday!

Sweet Mama’s Ice Cream will open at 905 N.Tampa Street this Wednesday! In celebration of Akwi and the journey of bringing Sweet Mama’s from a food truck to The Square at Lykes Gaslight Park to now its brick-and-mortar location, we will be providing the first 100 people a free regular cone with one topping this Friday!


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Will Tampa’s historic Floridan Palace Hotel get a new name?

The new owner of the Floridan Palace Hotel — South Florida investment firm 1754 Properties — filed an application last month for a historic preservation tax exemption that details some of the renovations to come when they bought the property in 2021, city records show.


And one of the biggest changes? Renaming the nearly century-old landmark to Hotel Flor.


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Winter Village Tampa vendor applications are now open!

Calling all small business owners! The application for the 2023 Shops of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park is now open. These pop-up shops are an excellent way for makers and entrepreneurs to be a part of Tampa’s Downtown retail market. Applications are due on May 31.


To apply now, click here.

Learn more about our Franklin Street Corridor Implementation and Action Plan!

Franklin Street plays a pivotal role in connecting various neighborhoods and joining the urban fabric of Tampa. This corridor serves to not only provide a north-south connection between neighborhoods but also forms a part of the experience of each of these neighborhoods extending east and west.


To read more, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: 27th Downtown Development Forum

The 27th Annual Downtown Development Forum returns on Friday, May 19th at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Breakfast and networking are from 8:00-8:30am, with the program running from 8:30am to noon.


Join us for a morning of learning from leading experts on topics including transportation, leadership, planning, real estate trends, development projects updates, and much more!


To register, click here!

Join the Tampa Bay HealthTech Meetup

Join the Tampa Bay Healthtech Meetup, hosted by Tampa General Hospital’s TGH Innoventures x Embarc Collective, to learn about and discuss leading healthcare innovations. The next meetup on Monday, April 24 from 5-7PM will feature a panel of recent tech transplants to the Tampa Bay region who have built leading healthtech organizations.


To learn more, click here.

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