Been busy? Grab a coffee and have a quick scan through our bite-sized round-up of happenings near our hubs in Tampa Bay this week.
We installed two new bike share stations in downtown Tampa this weekend. Franklin at Henderson provides easy access to Hidden Springs Ale Works and the soon-to-open Hall on Franklin (more on that below), while the new station at 12th St N and Washington St better serves the Channel District.
The Attic Café has announced renovations to its rooftop bar and restaurant. It will be closed August 21 until September 5, when it will serve coffee and a light lunch menu from its first floor cafe The Attic Express.
The Hall on Franklin will open as a trendy mash-up of food and beverage vendors sharing a century-old former automobile showroom this month. Now, instead of model Fords, the draw will be coffee and cocktails, seafood and shakes, gooey sandwich melts and boozy cupcakes, DJs and WiFi.
A luxury coworking company is moving into Tampa’s urban core, taking over one of the top floors in the SunTrust Financial Centre. Industrious, which has locations in tech hubs across the country, has leased 19,702 square feet on the 33rd floor of the SunTrust tower. It is slated to open in November.
Buddy Brew coffee is opening its first standalone café location in Tampa’s Downtown at Park Tower. The coffee shop will take nearly 2,000 square feet in Park Tower.
The Night Market launches in Channelside and plans for Ybor.
Also in Ybor, The Tampa Baseball Museum at the Al Lopez House will present a family-friendly celebration of Tampa Bay’s rich baseball history on Saturday, September 23, 10am-2pm at Centennial Park. The event includes MLB alumni, games, music and a hotdog eating contest with prizes.
The Sundial will host an eclipse viewing party today from 1pm. The first 200 people will receive free solar viewing glasses and NOMAD Art Bus will be on-hand to make a limited number of DIY pinhole projectors.
Friday saw the installation of a new bike share station in the Innovation District of St. Pete at 6th and 6th S.
Five new restaurants and eateries you may have missed in downtown St. Pete.
The EDGE District is planning four sip and stroll events for 2017 and 2018.
Bondi Basics, the plant-based skin care favorite from St. Pete’s indie market, has opened its first brick and mortar location at 2nd Ave and 9th St N.
Mayor Rick Kriseman picked a Floribbean-themed restaurant to highlight turning a new page in the historic Manhattan Casino.
Also #SouthofCentral, a celebration of the City of St. Petersburg purchasing the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum was held on Sunday, August 20. You can keep your eyes peeled for museum news and updates here.