Monday Morning Memo

Monday, May 13, 2024

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2024 State of Tampa's Downtown Forum

Last week, we hosted 320+ attendees to learn from our lineup of knowledgeable speakers at the Marriott Tampa Water Street. This fantastic event was packed with sessions on downtown vitality, regional competitiveness, transportation, development updates, return on experience, vision frameworks for Tampa’s Downtown, and more! Thank you to all our attendees and speakers for investing, collaborating, and convening in Tampa’s Downtown.


Events like this are made possible, thanks to our sponsors!

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Is your company interested in membership with the Tampa Downtown Partnership? Fill out our membership interest form and get involved TODAY!


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Join us tonight for our quarterly event, "Blind Date with a Book"

Head to Snow Park in Downtown’s West Riverfront neighborhood tonight from 4:30pm – 7:30pm for our quarterly event, Blind Date with a Book!


When you arrive, you’ll be able to choose from a vast array of novels that are covered until you unwrap them to reveal the title! This is a perfect opportunity to take the guesswork out of finding the perfect book! Be sure to come out and enjoy a lovely spring day and great literature with a date or a friend!


Huge thank you to the Tampa Hillsborough Public Library Cooperative, Contract Furniture, Oxford Exchange, and TeBella Tea Company, for partnering with us to facilitate this cozy evening with great prose!


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What's Pop-In returns to Tampa's Downtown!

We’re incredibly excited to continue one of our favorite Downtown traditions! “What’s Pop-In” will return to Tampa’s Downtown tonight at Blind Date with a Book, and again on Thursday at 6:30pm at Grand Central Courtyard!


Every pop-up will include a What’s Pop-In stand with a QR code so that you can instantly take the survey on your mobile device. As an added bonus, when you scan the QR code, we’ll give you a FREE bag of popcorn!


If you’re worried about not being able to make it to our pop-ups this month, no need to worry! Take the What’s Pop-In survey below. We want to hear from YOU about how to best serve Tampa’s Downtown.


What’s Pop-In Survey

Bank of America and the Tampa Museum of Art have partnered to bring you a special offering!

Bank of America and the Tampa Museum of Art have collaborated to make a trip to the museum more accessible with “Museums on Us”!


On the first weekend of every month, active Bank of America, Merrill, and Bank of America private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders with photo identification can receive one free general admission ticket to the Tampa Museum of Art!


If you or someone you know meets the above criteria, please take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy stunning art exhibits for FREE.


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Interested in a night full of laughs? Kathy Griffin will be at the Straz Center on May 16!

Head to Downtown’s Straz Center on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm to indulge in a night of great comedy brought to you by world-class comedian Kathy Griffin! You won’t want to miss out on an evening full of socially relevant outrageous hilarity!


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Investors seek to redevelop the building on 500 E Kennedy Blvd.

Jason and Courtney Kuhn of Kuhn Automotive Group plan to reform 500 E Kennedy Blvd. into an upscale 40,000 sqaure-foot club by the summer of 2026! This now vacant space is envisioned to become a ritzy gathering destination that is projected to include “several bars, a jazz lounge, a wellness center, a rooftop garden terrace, a cigar room, an event space” and so much more!


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Do you know any incoming or recently graduated high school seniors seeking an internship?

The Tampa Downtown Partnership is calling all incoming or recently graduated high school seniors to consider applying for our Summer Internship Program! This program presents a great opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in urban planning and public service through projects that aid in the cleanliness and efficiency of Tampa’s Downtown!



  • Must be an incoming high school senior or recently graduated high school senior, not enrolled in a four-year educational institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Comfortable working outside in an urban environment


Apply Now

We're spreading holiday cheer early for small businesses who wish to be a part of Winter Village 2024!

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!

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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