Monday Morning Memo

Monday, January 23, 2023

Meet Your 2023 Urban Excellence Awards Finalists!

We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2023 Urban Excellence Awards!


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. Did your favorite make the list? Buy a ticket, vote for People’s Choice and show your support!


To check out the list, click here.
To buy tickets, click here.

Time to set sail to Gasparilla! Arrgh you ready?

Ahoy! The 107th Gasparilla Invasion and Parade of the Pirates presented by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla is this Saturday and we want to make sure you are prepared with all the information you need.


Gasparilla Mayor’s Raid – Tuesday, January 24th

Watch pirates descend on Downtown at 11:30am with Mayor Castor arriving by 12pm in Lykes Gaslight Park. Please note that this event includes theatrical cannon fire and loud noises.


Gasparilla Pirate Fest – Saturday, January 28th

Watch the Invasion from 11:30am – 1pm at the Tampa Convention Center, with the official parade beginning at 2pm on Bayshore Blvd.


To learn more, click here.

Meet Ybor Harbor, Darryl Shaw's vision for Downtown Tampa's waterfront

“Ybor Harbor is a transformative new addition to the fabric stitching together our urban neighborhoods from Ybor City to the Channel district, Water Street, Gas Worx and our downtown core,” Shaw said in a statement. “Our focus is on creating a vibrant neighborhood, enhancing connectivity and bringing the public to our city’s cherished waterfront.”


To learn more, click here.

Pendry Residences Tampa commences construction of condominium tower along Downtown Tampa Riverwalk

Thus far, Pendry Residences Tampa has generated substantial success, securing contracted condominiums, including a wide range of floor levels and styles, all totaling more than $160 million in value, making Pendry Residences Tampa the most successful luxury condominium launch in Tampa Bay in 2022.


To learn more, click here.

Network and become a member at our Member Mixer this Thursday!

Join fellow Partnership members and guests for a casual networking opportunity while enjoying refreshments at the new self-pour craft beer and wine taproom, The Wicked Pour. Registration is free but required.


To register, click here.

511 Franklin, a new neighborhood cocktail bar, hosts grand opening

Located at 511 N Franklin St. in Downtown Tampa, 511 Franklin describes itself as “a neighborhood cocktail bar with zero pretenses.”


511 Franklin will be open from 3 p.m.-3 a.m. Monday-Friday and noon-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. When its kitchen opens soon (possibly next week), it will close at 10 p.m. daily.


To learn more, click here.

Dive deeper with us and The Florida Aquarium at our Downtown Debriefing, February 8th!

Join us for the February Downtown Debriefing breakfast! This month we will take a deep dive into the Florida Aquarium’s record year and plans for growth with President & CEO, Roger Germann.


To register now, click here.

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