Monday Morning Memo

Monday, August 9, 2021

Applications for our non-matching Storefront and Sidewalk Café Grant are open until August 20th!

During the month of August, the Partnership will be giving out free $5,000 grants to businesses looking to improve the exterior of their location. The purpose of the Storefront and Sidewalk Café Grant Program is to support and encourage more investment in the street level appearance and activation through storefront and sidewalk café improvements.


Apply now by clicking here!

Fast CEO, Domm Holland: "I could live anywhere in the world. I chose Tampa. Here’s why."

“I’ve discovered what 400,000 Tampanians already know: Tampa has a spirit of entrepreneurship, a deeply talented workforce, and a winning outlook infused into the city’s DNA.”


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San Francisco fintech startup Fast to open East Coast hub in Tampa's Downtown

Fast, a San Francisco financial tech company that deals in online checkout services, has named Tampa its official East Coast home base.


The company is planning a hiring campaign during which it hopes to hire some 200 employees, many based in Downtown Tampa.


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The Shops of Winter Village vendor applications are now open!

Apply today to be a vendor at Winter Village 2021! 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 décor.


To apply now, click here.

Ed Sheeran set to perform at NFL Kickoff Experience event in #TampasDowntown September 9th!

Grammy Award-winning musician Ed Sheeran will be performing at the 2021 Kickoff Experience presented by EA Sports Madden NFL 22 ahead of the league’s season opener between the Dallas Cowboys and defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, Sept. 9.


The festivities will commence at noon ET at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park and feature football-themed interactive games, photo opportunities and other activities throughout the day. Parts of Sheeran’s performance, which is set for 7 p.m. ET, will air on NBC and during NFL Network’s pregame coverage, while a full stream will be available on the NFL’s Facebook page, and the NFL app.


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Water Street Tampa getting new ice cream, coffee shops and gym

Orangetheory Fitness, Chill Bros. Scoop Shop, and Shortwave Coffee have signed leases in three different areas of Water Street Tampa.


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Register today for the International Downtown Association's 67th Annual Conference & Marketplace!

The Tampa Downtown Partnership is happy to host the 67th International Downtown Association’s Annual Conference and Marketplace October 20-22, 2021!


This year’s theme, “Modern Momentum,” will focus on the ways in which urban districts have creatively embraced new challenges to better support economic development, placemaking and communications in their community.


Register now by clicking here!

Tampa’s new Publix GreenWise Market store opening this month

A much-anticipated Publix GreenWise Market will open in Downtown Tampa at 7 a.m. Aug. 19, according to the company.


The 26,000-square-foot store is the anchor retail tenant at Heron, the first apartment tower to open at Water Street Tampa, the $3.5 billion Downtown development from Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates’s Cascade Investment.


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