Monday Morning Memo

Monday, February 13, 2023

We're Hiring!

Tampa Downtown Partnership is always looking for champions of Tampa’s Downtown. Interested in joining our team? We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:


– Director of Marketing & Communications

– Member Relations Manager

– Planning Coordinator

– Programming Coordinator


To learn more, click here.

The 2023 Urban Excellence Awards are this Wednesday and tickets are going fast!

Urban Excellence Award tickets are a hot commodity but what do you get? Each ticket includes entrance to the awards program with plated dinner, live music, entertainment, drinks, and a night to remember. Don’t miss out. Buy your ticket today to show your support.


Special thank you to our event sponsors:

Platinum: Vinik Family Foundation

Gold: Visit Tampa Bay, Legacy Encore, and the City of Tampa

Silver: Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

Award Sponsor: Water Street Tampa

Networking Tent Sponsor: Carlton Fields

Bronze: The Tampa EDITION Hotel and The University of Tampa

Location Sponsor: Straz Center for the Performing Arts


To buy tickets, click here!

A year-round Cross-Bay Ferry service takes a step closer to reality

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority officials voted to spend $6 million to help buy a permanent vessel last week.


The money would be used to pay for a new or refurbished ferry to replace the chartered Cross-Tampa Bay ferry. If other funding is approved by officials from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties and the city of St. Petersburg, it would become a year-round service.


The bulk of the money for buying the vessel would come from almost $5 million in federal transportation grants.


To read more, click here.

Two food and drink concepts look to open out of Downtown Tampa’s historic Harness and Wagon building

Early last week, Tampa Tomorrow announced that Downtown Tampa’s Harness and Wagon building—located at 1007 N. Franklin St.—might be home to two different hospitality concepts.


Orlando-based Team Market Group is bringing The Robinson Room—described as “part coffee and disco room, providing the best of both worlds”—and Mather’s Social, an intimate cocktail lounge with boutique spirits, to Downtown Tampa.


According to Design District Review documents uploaded to Tampa’s permitting website Accela last month, both concepts will fill out the building’s whopping 16,680 square-foot, three-story space, in addition to 5,560 square-foot outdoor area.


But since the City of Tampa is still reviewing the proposed documents, it hasn’t yet been confirmed that these two concepts will definitely open at 1007 N Franklin St.


To learn more, click here.

The 9th annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ festival heads to Downtown Tampa this weekend

This multifaceted foodie fest takes place at Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, February 18.


In addition to unlimited sips of craft beer and bourbon, attendees can also expect a wide range of barbecued meats, live blues and rock music.


To learn more, click here.

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