Monday Morning Memo

Monday, April 3, 2023

Ashley's Eggsploration is this Saturday! Read the egg-citing details below

Downtown Tampa’s largest egg hunt returns for its second year on Saturday, April 8th from 9am-1pm.


Ashley’s Eggsploration, brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, will have people of all ages searching for thousands of eggs scattered throughout Julian B. Lane Park. New this year, Ashley – this year’s title sponsor – will be hiding a select number of golden eggs, which will lead to grand prizes.


Local Food Trucks:

– Smokin’ Bowls

– The Krispy Rooster

– The Dude & His Food

– Krepelicious

– La Orangette


Activities for the kids:

– Photos with the Easter Bunny

– Face painters

– Balloon artists

– Moon bounces


Thank you to our sponsors: Ashley, Busch Gardens and the Barrymore Hotel.


To learn more, click here.

Law firm to move, expand within Tampa's Downtown

One of Tampa Bay’s largest law firms will relocate and expand within the central business district this fall.


Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP has signed a lease for the top two floors — 33,175 square feet — in Rivergate Tower.


To read more, click here.

Register for our next Downtown Debriefing set for April 12th!

Join us for the April Downtown Debriefing breakfast at the Tampa Bay History Center. We will hear from historic preservation experts as we learn all about the history of Tampa’s Downtown and how to advocate for preservation in the urban core.


To register now, click here.

NCAA Frozen Four begins this week in Tampa's Downtown

The 2023 NCAA Frozen Four, the most exciting event in college ice hockey, will be held at Amalie Arena this year! Semifinal games will take place on April 6th and feature the nation’s best college ice hockey teams looking for a chance to compete in the National Championship game on April 8th.


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Money names Tampa one of the top places to travel to in 2023

Money has just released its list of the 50 best places to travel to in 2023, and Tampa is on the list.


“Whether you’re a craft beer lover, a cigar aficionado, a foodie or a beach bum, Tampa’s got you covered.”


To read more, click here.

Gasparilla Music Festival announces 2023 lineup

The Downtown music festival set for April 29th-30th will be headlined by Run The Jewels, the duo featuring Killer Mike and El-P.


Newport Jazz Festival headliner Joe Russo’s Almost Dead—which features members of Furthur and Ween—is also on the lineup, along with Chromeo, Local Natives, Cannons, and Rising Appalachia.


To learn more, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: 2023 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 now, click here.

211 Restaurant and Lounge announces new spring menu

“I am super excited about the team’s collaboration on the new menu. A few of my favorite items are Tacos Birria with the slow braised Florida cattle ranch short ribs, The Florida Fish Market featuring a different local fish with saffron, citrus, and fine herb butter and of course, our 36-hour fermented pizza riporto dough,” Chef James King describes. “Every day I task my team to take the food to the next level. I’m constantly teaching the chefs the benefits of being detailed and consistent so we know our guests always receive a superior culinary experience.”


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