Monday Morning Memo

Monday, May 15, 2023

Limited seats left for our 27th Annual Downtown Development Forum! Don't miss out!

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!


Thank you to our sponsors:

Gold Sponsor: Smith & Associates

Silver Sponsor: Stantec, JP Morgan & Carlton Fields

Coffee & Snack Break Sponsor: Tampa Housing Authority


To register now, click here!

Tampa's Downtown recovering well from pandemic, study finds

A study through the University of Toronto and UC-Berkeley looked at 63 cities across the US and Canada, comparing Downtown activity pre-pandemic up until now.


Looking at Downtown recovery from December 2022 to February 2023, the study found that Tampa’s Downtown activity is at 84 percent of what we were in 2019.


To learn more, click here.

Tampa Downtown Partnership staff support and celebrate National Bike Month

The Tampa Downtown Partnership sponsored two events during National Bike Month. A “world class bike parking” luncheon and an evening celebration of local Bicycle Friendly Businesses. Tampa is ranked #1 in Bicycle Friendly Businesses. Applications are now open. Click on the link below to apply today!


To apply now, click here.

3 Tampa restaurants win Michelin Stars

Three restaurants in Tampa are now Michelin Stars winners, including Lilac in Tampa’s Downtown! Lilac, located inside The Tampa EDITION hotel, offers a contemporary four-course prix-fixe with a Mediterranean influence.


To read more, click here.

The economics of Water Street Tampa's first phase, by the numbers

In 9.5 years, that vision has grown from conceptual renderings to the first phase of Water Street Tampa, a 5-million-square-foot district that generates $520 million in annual economic output, according to a study by PFM Group Consulting LLC.


To learn more, click here.

Winter Village Tampa vendor applications are now open!

Calling all small business owners! The application for the 2023 Shops of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park is now open. These pop-up shops are an excellent way for makers and entrepreneurs to be a part of Tampa’s Downtown retail market. Applications are due on May 31.


To apply, click here.

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