The Square

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The Square

The Square in Lykes Gaslight Park

The Square is a temporary public space activation project at Lykes Gaslight Square Park in Downtown Tampa. The project features a food kiosk operated by the Tampa Downtown Partnership with grab n’ go options provided by Inside the Box – a part of Metropolitan Ministries. In addition, the Tampa Downtown Partnership temporarily installed movable tables and chairs, overhead lighting and will offer music and other public space activities during the project’s duration.

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Hours + Schedule

Unlike a traditional public input meeting that may last an hour or two, we have developed the temporary activation to experience the space and then provide input over the next 90 days.


The first half of the project will operate daily from 7am to 3pm to test the interest in breakfast and lunch, and the second half will operate from 11am to 7pm for lunch and dinner.


The Partnership’s online survey will be accessible for 90 days and can be completed mobile phone via the QR codes located at numerous points throughout the project.


The Partnership will also have a mobile office set up during the project to engage with anyone at The Square and document feedback.

Grab N' Go Food Options + Outdoor Seating


SANDWICHES$7                                  WRAPS – $7
Turkey and Gouda                                    Spicy Italian     
Roast Beef and Boursin                        Chicken Pesto
Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil           Black Forest Ham and Swiss

SALADS$7                                                 SNACKS/KIDS
Rustic Cobb                                          Peanut Butter and Jelly – $4.50
Chicken Caesar                                  Fruit Cup – $4.50
                                                                      Veggies and Hummus – $5.50

SIDES                                                                                             DESSERTS      Fire Roasted Vegetables and Edamame – $3   Giant Cookie – $3 Greek Pasta Salad – $3                                              Cookie Dough – $5 Chips – $1.50                                  

BREAKFAST                                                                                  DRINKS
Muffin – $3                                                             Kahwa’s Cold Brew – $5
Bagel with Cream Cheese – $3          Sparkling Water / Juice – $3
Yogurt Parfait with Granola & Honey – $5     Bottled Water – $2


Turkey and Gouda
Roast Beef and Boursin
Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil


Spicy Italian
Chicken Pesto
Black Forest Ham and Swiss


Rustic Cobb
Chicken Caesar


Peanut Butter and Jelly – $4.50
Fruit Cup – $4.50
Veggies and Hummus – $5.50


Fire Roasted Vegetables and Edamame – $3
Greek Pasta Salad – $3
Chips – $1.50


Giant Cookie – $3
Cookie Dough – $5


Muffin – $3
Bagel with Cream Cheese – $3
Yogurt Parfait with Granola & Honey – $5


Kahwa’s Cold Brew – $5
Sparkling Water / Juice – $3
Bottled Water – $2

Live Music & More

Catch Ella Jet live at The Square in Lykes Gaslight Park from 11am – 1pm on Thursday, May 6th!

Get ready to slay this summer by stopping by Don Me Now’s pop-up shop at The Square Thursday, May 6th from 11am – 2pm!

Stay tuned for live music sporadically during the project. Interested in hosting a small meeting or outdoor presentation at the Square? Email Rachel Radawec at

We want your feedback!

The Tampa Downtown Partnership has some exciting ideas for enhancing the park based on national trends and successful precedents, but we want to hear feedback from those who live, work, and visit Downtown. Rather than a traditional public meeting or an online survey, the Partnership has opted to construct a temporary version of the potential park improvements for the public to experience and engage while given the opportunity to offer feedback. QR codes with a link to an online survey are scattered throughout the park. Share your thoughts on the future of Lykes Gaslight Park by taking the survey at the link below.

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