Monday Morning Memo

Monday, January 9, 2023

These three big moves set the stage for Downtown Tampa's next era

From the throngs of people crowded into Heights Public Market to Water Street Tampa’s new skyline, the last five years have been a transformational time for Downtown Tampa.


Ashley Kritzer from the Tampa Bay Business Journal details the three big deals of 2022 that could change the face of Downtown even more in the next five years.


To read more, click here.

Tampa Convention Center prepares to host Gasparilla invasion brunch

To prepare revelers for the day of pirate festivities, there will be a Gasparilla Invasion Brunch at the Tampa Convention Center starting at 10am. The event features a buffet, entertainment, a cash bar, and the best view of the Gasparilla Pirate Invasion.


Tickets to the brunch are still available, but they are selling out quickly. Click learn more to get tickets today.

City of Tampa moving closer to Downtown Riverwalk expansion

Last spring, the US Department of Transportation approved a $24 million grant to expand the Riverwalk and link it to more neighborhoods west of Hillsborough River.


This month, the City will begin advertising for a design-build contractor. “It involves, of course, the Riverwalk on the west side, but also a complete street with protected bike lanes, safer crossings for pedestrians,” said Brandie Miklus, City of Tampa’s Infrastructure and Mobility Program Coordinator. The project is projected to be completed in December 2026.


To learn more, click here.

Join us 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.



Help us recognize what makes Tampa’s Downtown great by purchasing a ticket to the event!



To purchase tickets, click here.

Downtown Tampa’s Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is moving to Ybor City

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts joins Tempus Projects, Parachute Gallery, the Department of Contemporary Art, Quaid, Screen Door Microcinema, Dave Decker Photography, and others in the historic Kress Building on 7th Avenue in Ybor City later this year. The museum’s current Downtown location at 400 N Ashley Drive will be open until January 19.


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