Monday Morning Memo

Monday, January 11, 2021

Do you work or live in Downtown? Take our brief survey before Friday for the chance to win a Downtown mask!

Do you work or live in Downtown Tampa? Even if you are currently working remotely during this unique time, we would love to gather your feedback via our brief online survey below.


This survey is instrumental to shaping the future of our Downtown. Once you take it, you can enter for a chance to win a custom Downtown mask, and one lucky participant will win a Downtown staycation!


Complete it today as this survey and promotion closes on Friday, January 15th!


To take the survey now, click here.

City of Tampa raises parking rates in downtown, Ybor and Channel District

The City of Tampa recently implemented phase one of planned changes to parking fee and on-street parking hours. This comes after research and work from local leaders and the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Downtown Parking Study and Plan.


Lynda Remund, President and CEO, noted that the Partnership led the charge for a revamped parking system, casting a wide net for community feedback to develop a data-driven, comprehensive plan.


“We appreciate and support Mayor Castor, the city of Tampa’s Mobility staff, and Tampa City Council to start implementing the phased changes for a 21st century parking system, as our Downtown continues to evolve and grow.”


To read more, click here.

January's Digital Downtown Debriefing set to preview the upcoming 2021 legislative session

Join us for the first Digital Downtown Debriefing of 2021 on Thursday, January 21st at 1pm for a 2021 Florida Legislative preview. Hear from leading experts on the state of Florida’s upcoming legislative session and learn more about the potential impacts for Tampa’s Downtown and the Tampa Bay region.


Register today by clicking here!

Cross Bay Ferry temporarily changes its Tampa docking location ahead of Super Bowl LV

The docking location will move from The Tampa Convention Center to Sparkman Wharf, starting today through February 17th.


All of the ferry’s operations and ticketing will be at the Sparkman Wharf location. For the ferry’s full schedule and more information visit


To learn more, click here.

7th & Grove set to join Sparkman Wharf food court line-up

The popular Southern-inspired spot is said to open by the end of this month. The Ybor City restaurant was recently featured in a national ad during an NFL game as part of Pepsi’s “Dig In“ campaign, which seeks to highlight and encourage diners to support Black-owned restaurants.


The opening isn’t the only change at Sparkman Wharf, Boat Run Oyster Company, a boutique oyster shop and one of the project’s original food kiosks, closed this week and will be replaced by Murph’s BBQ, a barbecue concept from the same owners, SaltBlock Hospitality.


To read more, click here.

Amalie Arena to suspend hosting fans for Lightning and Raptors games due to increasing COVID-19 cases

Vinik Sports Group shared on Saturday that the arena will postpone hosting fans for the opening of the Tampa Bay Lightning season and current Toronto Raptors games due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. The arena will be closed to fans until at least February 5th.


To read more, click here.

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