Monday Morning Memo

Monday, January 8, 2024

The 2024 Urban Excellence Awards finalists have been announced!

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 on the People’s Choice Award, and show your support!

View this year’s finalists

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Join us this Thursday for the monthly neighborhood program "Downtown's Backyard Market"

Come out to Poe Plaza in the Downtown Core this Thursday, January 11 from 2:30-5:30pm for our version of a traditional farmer’s market! Stop by to peruse through organic products and fragrant flowers! Huge thank you to the Florida Organic Growers for their help in bringing this monthly event to life!

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Apply for our Downtown Tampa Neighborhood Enhancement Grant!

The Downtown Neighborhood Enhancement Grant is an initiative centered around the growth and betterment of the neighborhoods in Tampa’s Downtown. This program offers annual grants of up to $5,000 to each of Downtown’s seven neighborhoods, and is intended to fund free and accessible community-driven projects.

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Water Street's "Lilac" restaurant made Open Table's 2023 Top 100 U.S. Restaurants list

At the end of 2023, Open Table released its list of the best 100 restaurants in the country and Water Street’s Lilac made the cut! Located at the Tampa EDITION, Lilac is a John Fraser restaurant that showcases an exquisite fine dining experience featuring eastern Mediterranean flavors and techniques.

Check it out!

Download DASH, Downtown's hub to hub micro-transit service app

Our DASH app is live! Be sure to utilize this new Downtown transit option and download DASH today.


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