Monday Morning Memo

Monday, April 22, 2024

The countdown has begun for the State of Tampa's Downtown Development Forum!

Our State of Tampa’s Downtown Forum (formerly our Downtown Development Forum) will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 7:30am – 12:00pm at the Tampa Marriott Water Street!


You won’t want to miss this opportunity to receive an all encompassing, macro-level look at what’s happening in Tampa’s Downtown.


We’re incredibly excited to present this year’s speakers:


David Downey, International Downtown Association

Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa

Darryl Shaw, Ybor Harbor/Gas Worx

Greg Slater, THEA

Christina Unkel, Tampa Bay Suns FC

Jennifer Burrington, Tampa Bay EDC

Lauren Campbell, Archer Group

Brad Cooke, Strategic Property Partners

Jennifer Crabtree, Tampa General Hospital

Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown Partnership

Dr. Eric Eisenberg, University of South Florida

Rachel Feinman, Tampa General Hospital

Scott Gossen, University of Tampa

Keith Greminger, Stantec

Alexis Muellner, Tampa Bay Business Journal

Preston Rudie, Catalyst Communications Group

Bemetra Simmons, Tampa Bay Partnership

Sam Stein, Of Place

Josh Taube, Strategic Property Partners

Dave Traynor, Smith & Associates

Jill Vaughan, Downtown Orlando Partnership


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Join us tomorrow for Paw-Fee Break in Washington Street Park!

Head to Washington Street Park tomorrow from 10:30am – 1:00pm for our monthly Paw-Fee Break event! Be sure to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the work day and head to the park for some complimentary coffee! In addition to delicious coffee, be sure to bring your dog and purchase special toys for your pup!


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Head to Downtown's Stageworks Theatre for the opening of "Our Town"

Stageworks Theatre in Downtown’s Channel District will be having their opening night for the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town” on Friday at 8:00pm! Our Town explores childhood friendship that blossoms into romance and marriage. You won’t want to miss this heartwarming and human story about small town love.


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Physical Wellness Month is almost over. Don't forget to get stamps on your punch card!

April is Physical Wellness Month and Tampa’s Downtown is the perfect place to get up and get active! This month, get outside for our FREE Community Fitness in the Park classes offered five days a week in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 6:00pm!


For every class you attend, you’ll receive a stamp on your punch card. The more stamps you have, the higher your chances are to win in a drawing for prizes . These classes welcome all skill levels, so be sure to head out to the park this month and sample our classes for a chance to win a fun prize!


Class Schedule:

Sundays at 6:00pm – Yoga in the Park

Mondays at 6:00pm – Rumble Boxing in the Park

Tuesdays at 6:00pm – Zumba in the Park

Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Barre in the Park

Thursdays at 6:00pm – Pilates in the Park

Do you know any incoming or recently graduated high school seniors seeking an internship?

The Tampa Downtown Partnership is calling all incoming or recently graduated high school seniors to consider applying for our Summer Internship Program! This program presents a great opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in urban planning and public service through projects that aid in the cleanliness and efficiency of Tampa’s Downtown!


NOTE: Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 10



  • Must be an incoming high school senior or recently graduated high school senior, not enrolled in a four-year educational institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Comfortable working outside in an urban environment


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Join the Black History Book Club brought to you by the Tampa Bay History Center!

The Tampa Bay History Center has officially launched the Black History Book Club! Enjoy reading and discussing riveting literary works about Black history and the Black experience by Black authors!


The Black History Book club meets at the St. James Church at ENCORE! in Downtown’s Central Park neighborhood! Click the link below for the full book list and meeting dates:


Book List & Meeting Dates

We're spreading holiday cheer early for small businesses who wish to be a part of Winter Village 2024!

Could your business be one of the shops available at Winter Village this year?


The Shops of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park offer holiday shoppers an affordable and unique retail experience with local sellers of garments, personal products, artisan goods, gourmet packaged foods, and holiday decor. Shops are leased on a full season, partial season, or extended week/weekend basis, as space permits. Vendors accepted to participate will be notified by mid July 2024.


Apply Today!

Download DASH, Downtown's hub to hub micro-transit service app

Our DASH app is live! Be sure to utilize this new Downtown transit option and download DASH today.


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