Monday Morning Memo

Monday, December 19, 2022

Happy Holidays from the Tampa Downtown Partnership!

The Tampa Downtown Partnership wish you a happy and safe holiday! The Partnership offices will be closed December 26 in observance of the holiday.

ICYMI: The town of Tampa, Kansas visits Winter Village and other Downtown attractions

Visit Tampa Bay flew the entire town of Tampa, Kansas (or at least 95 out of 100 residents) to visit the “Tampa by the Bay” from Monday, December 5 to Thursday, December 8.


“We had a chance to explore Downtown and the Tampa Riverwalk, where there were endless attractions and activities provided for us. On Wednesday evening, we headed to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to enjoy their Winter Village. Several of our group members enjoyed ice skating and walking the Riverwalk. It was such an incredible experience for our entire group. This amazing trip wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Visit Tampa Bay and its partners. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I know many of our group members will visit again.”


To learn more, click here.

Chef Jeannie Pierola has big plans for the Tampa Riverwalk

Jeannie Pierola, whose Chef-Driven Restaurant Group owns Edison Food and Drink Lab and Counter Culture in South Tampa and Edison’s Swigamajig at Sparkman Wharf, is opening Over the River, a pop-up at the former Remedy space at Rivergate Tower in Tampa’s Downtown.


To read more, click here.

Winter Village is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Looking for a local activity to get the whole family out of the house over the holidays? Skate at Winter Village; open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11am-11pm. Please click the link below as our shops and cafe hours do vary.


To learn more, click here.

Tampa Union Station gets some TLC from local train and history buffs

“We are all about preserving the past to ensure the future,” said Brandie Miklus, President of the nonprofit, Friends of Tampa Union Station. “We want to make this space a great place to go.”


The friends want to keep the station active as a transportation destination but also refurbish it for weddings, events and as a destination in itself.


To read more, click here.

Tampa’s urban core is rebuilding with Encore and West River Tampa

Former Tampa Downtown Partnership CEO and current chair of the Tampa Housing Authority Board, Jim Cloar, penned a column for the Tampa Bay Times highlighting emerging neighborhoods of Encore and West River. The two communities share an exciting future with proximity to the center city workforce market and Downtown’s best cultural amenities.


To read more, click here.

Submit your Urban Excellence Awards nominations

The Urban Excellence Awards celebrates businesses, organizations, individuals, events and projects that have made significant contributions toward creating a unique, vibrant and diverse downtown environment – and have made a lasting, positive impact on Downtown Tampa.


Help us recognize what makes Tampa’s Downtown great by submitting a nomination today!


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