Monday Morning Memo

Monday, June 20, 2022

Join us this week to celebrate 36th years of elevating Tampa's Downtown

Join us on Wednesday at the JW Marriott Water Street for the 36th Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Hear from keynote speaker, Tami Door, the CEO of Q Factor.


Tami is a nationally-regarded city builder with extensive experience in placemaking, public-private partnerships, and real estate development. Previously serving as the CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership, she helped to steer the city through a period of unprecedented growth.


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Summer Saturdays kick-off at Curtis Hixon Park this Saturday, June 25th

Beat the heat at the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Summer Saturdays with some summer fun in the shade featuring play, pops and more!


It’s the perfect place to go to get out of the house and burn off some energy – all while protected from the hot Florida sun under the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ shade structure! Featuring enhanced programming on Saturdays, food trucks and community partner activations.


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Boom by the Bay returns to Tampa's Downtown, July 4th!

Mayor Jane Castor’s Boom by the Bay powered by TECO is Tampa’s premier Fourth of July celebration featuring family-friendly activities, live entertainment, a boat parade, and three firework displays, including the largest ever along Tampa’s iconic Bayshore Boulevard.


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Downtown Tampa’s historic Floridan Palace hotel announces new Sapphire Lounge happy hour

The historic Floridan Palace is bringing new happy hour offerings to downtown Tampa in the hotel’s Sapphire Lounge.


Guests can enjoy speciality drinks and small bites in the same lounge once shared by Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and more. The new menu features $6 handcrafted speciality cocktails, $4 select beer and wine, and $5 small bites.


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Madame Fortune Taylor's legacy is etched in Downtown Tampa's history

As millions celebrate the Juneteenth holiday, local Black historians look at the history of slavery and the day slaves were freed in their own communities. Gloria Jean Royster became an expert on a woman known as Madame Fortune Taylor and gives guided tours on her legacy.


“This is Fortune Street, named for Fortune Taylor. It is the only street in Downtown proper named for a woman. The Tampa Bay Times, the Patel Conservatory, the Barrymore Hotel, and Anchor Riverwalk all sit on land once owned by an African American woman in the late 1800s.” Royster said.


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How Jeff Vinik made the Lightning the NHL’s ‘gold standard’: The vow, the process and the patience

The Athletic highlights Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s impact on the NHL, Tampa Bay, and the future of hockey in a recent feature leading into Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.


“Jeff right now is the most respected of the ownership brethren,” Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, “In a very short period of time, Jeff took an incredibly moribund franchise and turned it into the best team in professional sports. Jeff is a very modest, humble guy, but deep down, he knows he’s built the best of the best right now. And he has set a very high bar for all of us.”


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