Monday Morning Memo

Monday, March 6, 2023

River O' Green is right around the corner! Read the full food & fun schedule

River O’ Green, presented by Grow Financial, is set to return to Tampa’s Downtown March 18th. The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will feature live music, kids activities, food trucks, and of course, beer.



– Jersey Kabobs
– The Greeks Food Truck
– Pete Taco Lady
– The Melt Machine
– JB’s Sweet Addiction
– The Brisket Shoppe



11 a.m. – Mayor Jane Castor sounds the horn and the river goes green
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Hurling Demonstrations by DSM Sports Marketing, Inc.
11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Paddy O’Furniture musical performance
1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Irish Buskers musical performance
3 p.m. – Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Barrymore Hotel


To learn more, click here.

Don't miss our Downtown Debriefing this Wednesday!

Join us for the March Downtown Debriefing Breakfast at Embarc Collective!


This month we will hear from Lakshmi Shenoy, CEO of Embarc Collective, about one of the fastest-growing startup hubs in Florida and their mission to help Tampa Bay’s startup talent build bold, scalable, thriving companies.


To register now, click here.

TECO Line Streetcar to bump up weekend frequency starting this month

The TECO Line Streetcar connecting Downtown Tampa to Ybor City will offer more frequent weekend service beginning March 19th.


The trolley’s frequency will change from 15 minutes to 12 minutes Friday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Funding for the change comes partially from three of Tampa’s Community Development Areas, according to Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority spokesperson Frank Wyszynski. The Tampa Downtown Partnership also contributed $60,000.


To read more, click here.

We're Hiring!

The Tampa Downtown Partnership is always looking for champions of Tampa’s Downtown. Interested in joining our team? We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:


– Director of Marketing & Communications

– Member Relations Manager

– Planning Coordinator

– Programming Coordinator


To learn more, click here.

Dr. Kiran Patel buys land in Downtown Tampa's Encore

Tampa philanthropist and real estate developer Dr. Kiran Patel has acquired two parcels in Encore, a master-planned community in Downtown Tampa. An entity linked to Patel paid $8.2 million for Lots 5 and 12 in Encore in a deal that closed in late January, according to Hillsborough County property records.


To read more, click here.

SAVE THE DATE: 2023 Downtown Development Forum

The 27th Annual Downtown Development Forum returns on Friday, May 19th at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Breakfast and networking are from 8:00-8:30am, with the program running from 8:30am to noon.


Join us for a morning of learning from leading experts on topics including transportation, leadership, planning, real estate trends, development projects updates, and much more!


To register now, click here.

Tampa is the birthplace of the Cuban sandwich

The Cuban sandwich is an all-American savory creation first made in Tampa, Florida, over a century ago. It features the flavors of many different cultures that built Tampa.


To learn more, click here.

Run Forrest Run! Tickets are still available for the Tampa Theatre's Annual Wine Fest

This year, WineFest celebrates its 20th anniversary with Forrest Grape – presented by SouthEast Personnel Leasing – on March 10th and 11th, PLUS a special screening of the six-time Academy Award-winning film Forrest Gump on March 7th.


To get tickets, click here.

Check out The Chiselers Market this weekend!

Check out The Chiselers Market offering thousands of gently-used household items, furniture, china, silver, crystal, collectibles, kitchenware, appliances, new and vintage designer boutique, jewelry, art, books, plants and garden accessories, toys and much, much more.


Admission is free to shop March 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout historic Plant Hall at the University of Tampa.


To learn more, click here.

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