Monday Morning Memo

Monday, March 18, 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended Tampa's Downtown, River O' Green, presented by Grow Financial!

On Saturday we held Tampa’s Downtown River O’Green, presented by Grow Financial at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! We had a blast continuing our annual tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Downtown! In addition to coloring the river green, we enjoyed themed food, live entertainment that incorporated Irish cultural elements, games, activities, and more!


Large events like this wouldn’t be possible without the gracious help of our vendors and sponsors who make all the difference.


Big thank you to this year’s food & beverage vendors:

-JB’s Sweet Addiction

-Mi Cafecito

-Street Surfer

-The Fryer House

-Wheelin N’ Grillin

-The Brisket Shoppe


Another thank you to this year’s sponsors for helping us bring the luck of the Irish to Tampa’s Downtown:

-Grow Financial


-Freedom Boat Club

-Barrymore Hotel

-City of Tampa

-Inscription Channel District

-Holidays Network Group

-Busch Gardens


-Grow House Tampa

Join us tomorrow for Central Park Eats: A Food Truck Rally

Tomorrow from 5:00pm – 8:00pm we will be holding our monthly event, Central Park Eats: A Food Truck Rally at the St. James Church in ENCORE! Come out and show your support for your local food-truck vendors while enjoying family friendly activities!


Thank you to Tampa’s YMCA, Tampa Housing Authority, and Tampa History Center who will be joining us tomorrow!


View this month’s food truck vendors

With promotion, Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Steve Griggs focuses on broader business development goals

Vinik Sports Group has promoted Tampa Bay Lightning CEO Steve Griggs to CEO and vice chairman.


Under Griggs’s oversight, the organization launched Vinik Sports Group in 2020 to work with regional sports and entertainment properties. Since then, it has sold out over 350 consecutive NHL games and has transformed Amalie Arena into one of the busiest in North America.


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Join us for this month's small business centric debriefing

Be sure to join us on Wednesday from 8:00am – 10:00am at Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi for our monthly Downtown Debriefing Breakfast Series! This month, we’ll be expounding on Small Businesses: From Concept to Ribbon Cutting.


You won’t want to miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight from our panel of business owners, economic opportunity experts, and PR professionals who have firsthand experience in bringing thriving businesses to Tampa’s Downtown!


View this month’s speakers

The countdown for Downtown's largest egg-hunt has begun!

Downtown Tampa’s largest egg hunt will be bringing fun-filled spring activities to Julian B. Lane Park on Saturday, March 30, from 9:00am – 1:00pm! Adults and kids of all ages can enjoy several family-friendly games, delicious food from local food trucks, photos with the Easter bunny, and an egg scavenger hunt where participants will find a combination of eggs based on their age group and redeem them for a prize!


Are you interested in sponsoring Ashley’s Eggsploration this year? Reach out to our Public Space Operations & Programming Coordinator, Jaylyn Andrews to secure your spot at this year’s egg hunt. To learn more, view our sponsorship/vendor interest form!


Reach out to Jaylyn Andrews

View Sponsorship Interest Form

News Channel 8 talks Downtown development with Partnership Interim President

Looking for a place to live in Tampa’s Downtown? The Arts and Entertainment Residences are near completion and our very own Interim President, Shaun Drinkard, got a hard hat tour of the new residential building.


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Could your business be one of the shops available at Winter Village this year?


The Shops of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park offer holiday shoppers an affordable and unique retail experience with local sellers of garments, personal products, artisan goods, gourmet packaged foods, and holiday decor. Shops are leased on a full season, partial season, or extended week/weekend basis, as space permits. Vendors accepted to participate will be notified by mid July 2024.


Apply Today!

We're seeking a new Homeless Liaison to help make a difference in Tampa's Downtown

Are you a community oriented, organized, relationship builder with great communication skills? If so, you could be our newest Homeless Liaison!


Tampa’s Downtown Homeless Liaisons provide outreach services and assist unhoused individuals within the Special Services District (SSD) by facilitating communication, building rapport, providing aid, and connecting such individuals to other organizations that can provide more comprehensive or long-term services, programs, and housing solutions.


Interested? Contact our Director of Public Space Operations & Programming, Rachel Radawec with your resume!


Email Rachel Radawec

Could you be Community Fitness' newest yoga instructor?

The Partnership offers free weekly Community Fitness in the Park classes in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! From Barre, Pilates, and more, we’re dedicated to creating space for Downtown’s residents and visitors to get active!


The Tampa Downtown Partnership is seeking a yoga instructor to fill our weekly community fitness slot for Sundays at 6:00pm!


If you or a friend is passionate about cultivating community while promoting fitness and wellness, apply today!


Yoga in the Park Instructor Application

Apply for our Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program!

The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program serves to create a more attractive pedestrian atmosphere with a commercially vibrant environment through street level storefront improvements and inviting sidewalk cafe settings. The program offers grants of up to $5,000 administered on a reimbursement basis within a two-year time period.


Apply Now

Fill out the DASH Service Feedback Form today!

We invite you to take our DASH Service Feedback Survey! Even if you haven’t used DASH as a service, we still want to hear from you as all feedback is important to us. By completing this survey and providing an email address, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to receive a $20 gift card from a Downtown merchant!


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