South Tampa Real Estate Blog

Feb. 21, 2018

The Best Spots in Tampa To Go For A Bike Ride

The weather in Tampa just calls for a nice bike ride outside. Here are the 9 of the best trails to go for a bike ride with friends and family.

1. The Tampa River Walk

where: From the Waterworks Park to the intersection of Channelside & Beneficial drives

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2. Upper Tampa Bay Trail

where: From Copeland Rd to Montague St

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3. Bayshore Boulevard

where: From Platt Street to West Gandy Blvd

4. Flatwoods Park

where: From Flatwoods Park Entrance on Bruce B. Downs Blvd to Morris Bridge Rd

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5. North Bay Trail

where: From First Avenue & Bayshore Dr, St Petersburg to 81st Avenue & Macoma Dr NE

6. Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail

where: From Coachman Ridge Park to Safety Harbor Waterfront Park

7. Selmon Greenway

where: From Ashley Drive and East Brorein St

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8. Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail 

where: From Highway 19 on North Jasmine Ave to First Ave & Bayshore Drive, St Petersburg

9. Town-n-Country Greenway

where: From Sheldon Rd to George Rd

 

Posted in South Tampa
Feb. 14, 2018

Red Carpet Mondays raising Tampa's business game.

If you are an up-and-coming young professional, breaking into the business arena in Tampa can be a challenge. It's a large city and networking efficiently might seem an impossible task if you don't know where to start. This is where Red Carpet Monday, a networking group designed to help high-flying professionals to meet others in their community, can help immensely. 

At most networking events, you're stuck sifting through a sea of people trying to find someone that A) is in your industry B) you actually want to talk to and C) actually wants to talk to you. Red Carpet Monday events are different, and for those who wish to up their networking game, membership options are also available. For just $130.00 a year, members can attend Red Carpet Monday events and have access to their exclusive database.  You'll be able to instantly identify people from your industry. Your guest name tag is color-coded, so making contacts based on a similar industry or profession is easy.

Red Carpet Monday was created to "provide successful business professionals and entrepreneurs a place to unwind while socializing, networking, and sharing business ideas with other like-minded individuals." This networking-events company is changing the face of business connection. Although a key-player in Tampa since 2007, they have impacted the city's business community through their quarterly events that host an average of 200 attendees, and are responsible for connecting thousands of professionals through offering various professional networking events.

Once participants have created a profile on the Red Carpet Monday website, they will automatically be invited to quarterly networking events where they can connect with like-minded professionals inside and outside of their industry. An online platform also allows them to continue building relationships long after the event is over.

Managing partner of the company, Ryan Deming, confirms that the online platform allows "business owners and entrepreneurs  to create in-depth business profiles featuring their company’s services, contact information, along with a personal bio, picture, and interests on a newly designed Social Business Network." This online component allows participants to market themselves to prospective contacts and maximize exposure.

"Our goal is to associate each member with their business," says Deming.

The quarterly events are hosted by some of the area's trendy spots. Venues change each quarter with offers of drink specials, a variety of appetizers,  a DJ spinning vibey tunes., and upon entry, you receive two drink tickets as well as some raffle tickets which puts you in the running to win some spectacular prizes.

You'll maximize your time spent and meeting new people. Plus it makes you and your area of expertise visible to an entire room full of potential clients, leads, and contacts. It's a definite win-win situation! 

Red Carpet Monday is in five markets presently, and membership gives you access to over twenty-five thousand professionals within the growing RCM network. You can network and attend events in other cities including Orlando, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, and Jacksonville, allowing you connect with professionals in other major markets and making you an even bigger mover and shaker than you were before.

Red Carpet Monday events offer more than just another ordinary networking opportunity: they are a complete Social Business Network. 

 

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Posted in South Tampa Events
Feb. 7, 2018

Best Neighborhoods In Tampa

Are you considering moving to Tampa or just want to visit? However long you decide on staying, the neighborhood you choose can make a significant difference in your experience.

Here are some of the best neighborhoods in Tampa to live in

HYDE PARK

A contemporary and trendy environment that combines work, home, and play in one space. Hyde Park village offers a lovely green, pet-friendly and tree-filled park with benches perfect for relaxing. There are also plenty of shops, theatres, restaurants, and a fitness center nearby.

DAVIS ISLANDS

Davis Island is an archipelago with a rich history, also known as " Florida's version of the Great Gatsby". It has some great architecture like the Palace of Florence ( Which is a three-story version of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence) that was designed by Tampa's most noted architect, M. Leo Elliott. There are also shops, restaurants, a club and an Airport.

DOWNTOWN TAMPA

Downtown Tampa is great if you enjoy the City feel, but also like to escape to the water's edge often. Centrally located, this neighborhood has great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and has easy access to major highways. Many condos are within walking distance to the University of Tampa.

Check out some amazing homes for sale in Downtown Tampa www.DowntownTampaCondoSales.com

CHANNELSIDE

With its many condos, lofts, and highrises, Channelside is perfect for those City slickers and provides stunning panoramic views of the city and water. This neighborhood offers many farmers and art markets, restaurants, retail spaces and is within walking distance to the aq2uarium, The St. Pete Times Forum, and many non-chain eateries.

EASTON PARK

A safe area with a close-knit and friendly community. There are plenty of family-friendly events happening throughout the year and it is close to great entertainment, Shopping, Supermarkets, restaurants, State Parks and Schools.

 

 

 

Posted in South Tampa Homes
Jan. 31, 2018

Music fan? Something for everyone here!

St Pete/Clearwater boasts many live performance venues which cater for all tastes and styles. And there are stunning dining options close to all the performance venues to give you that total entertaining experience. And this all in one place.

So, whether you are in the mood for a blues kind of an evening or seeking the thrills of a live performance, look no further. Amazing acoustics and designer settings make you feel a part of the music world. It is all happening here!

1.      Dunedin Brewery.

Florida’s oldest craft brewery, this is a perfect venue to stop off at if you are thirsty and love music. Musical performances at night range from a local jazz band to funk and rock. There are tours of the brewery on offer too.

http://www.dunedinbrewery.com/

Community: Dunedin
Address
937 Douglas Ave.

Dunedin, FL 34698-4945

Phone: 727-736-0606

 

2.  Clearwater’s Capitol Theater

 This Vaudeville venue will leave you feeling as if you are back in the fabulous Hollywood heyday! It hosts live performances for up to 750 people, comedies, and you can also catch one of those are classic films in this immaculately restored cinema. Make a point of visiting this Mediterranean gem.

#floridaexplored #capitoltheaterclearwater #floridalife #loveflorida

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Community: Clearwater

Address
405 Cleveland St.

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-442-6152

3.       Sultry Jazz and Blues at Ruby's Elixir

If blues and jazz is your style, and you enjoy relaxing in a warmly lit club, then this is your place. Ruby’s has a definite Prohibition-era atmosphere with poster art from the 40s. A sophisticated venue that focuses on live music and social chit-chat. A must!

 

https://rubyselixir.com/

Community: St. Petersburg
Address
15 Third St. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

4.       Festivals at Coachman Park.

Everyone loves an outdoor concert and even more so when you can listen to your favorite artist in an idyllic setting. It is probably most known for its Jazz Holiday in mid-October which sees some the world’s greatest jazz artists gather for this live event, and for its themed festivals.

Tough to beat this setting. Perfect night of @clearwaterjazz ahead! #LiveAmplified #nofilter #Cleargram #LoveFL

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 Community: Clearwater

Address
301 Drew St.

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-562-4800

 

5.       The local 662

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Diversity is the name here; music, art, video, and fashion are the game. Live and electronic music from all genres, this club caters for all types of performances. Depending on what you are looking for, you can enjoy the latest rock or indie bands or enjoy a more up-close encounter with the punk rock performer. Motorcycle, skateboards, and pets welcome! The diversity of this performance event makes it a very popular one.

 https://www.facebook.com/TheLocal662/

Community: St. Petersburg

Address
662 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone+1 727-258-4829

 

6.       Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater

center stage...hahah. the plus is, nobody can sit behind us!

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This elegant venue in downtown St. Pete hosts a diverse array of performances from Broadway musicals, comedy shows, and orchestra recitals to great singer-songwriter productions too. Its proximity to the Dali Museum and Tampa Bay gives you something to look at before or after the show from the plaza outside the theater.

http://www.themahaffey.com/

Community: St. Petersburg

Address
400 First St. S

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-893-7832

 

7.       The Hideaway Café

 

This is a fun venue whose delicious menu of great food and craft beer on offer complements the local and sometimes national talent it showcases. This is a music café and a production studio all in one. This venue is easy on the ear, and taste buds.

Community: St. Petersburg   

Address
1756 Central Ave.

St. Petersburg, FL 33730

Phone: 727-644-7895

http://www.hideawaycafe.biz/

 

8.       The State Theater.

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This is a venue of great contrast. An elegant Beaux Arts façade belies the ultra-modern yet retro-feel interior. Whether you are upstairs on the balcony listening to jazz or punk rock or chilling in one of the theater’s 4 bars listening to a contemporary band, you will love the ultra-hip atmosphere.

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https://statetheatreconcerts.com/

Community: St. Petersburg

Address
687 Central Ave.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3625

Phone: 727-895-3045

 

9.       Jannus Live

 

Stellar performers the likes of Eminem and the Red-Hot Chilli Peppers have put this little hideaway in downtown St. Pete on the map. With its magic acoustics and drink carts, enjoying a live performance under the stars in the outdoor courtyard makes this a worthwhile experience.

https://www.jannuslive.com/

Community: St. Petersburg

Address
Corner of 1st Avenue North & 2nd Street

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-565-0550

 

10   Neptune Lounge and Cyclery

 

Who would have associated music and cycling? But at this venue, you can head to the Cyclery fresh off the Pinellas Trail during the day for all things ‘bike’, and then at night, the Lounge comes alive with chilled music by local bands and some cold wine and beer to quench your thirst.   

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Community: Tarpon Springs
Address
13 Safford Ave. S.

Tarpon Springs, FL 34698

Phone: 727-943-5713

 

11   The Ringside Café.

As its name suggests, this was iconic an old boxing center which has replaced its fighters with rock and blues musician. Built in 1912, it is centrally located only 10 minutes North of downtown St. Pete and there is food and drinks on offer while you are enjoying your musical experience.

Community: St. Petersburg  https://www.facebook.com/Ringsidedowntown/

16 2d St N

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone: 727-894-8465

  

Classical jazz, blues, rock, opera, dance, and comedy. It all happens here in this historic theatre in downtown St. Pete. There are two venues in one building: the 175-seat The Side Door Cabaret and the 850-seater Hough Hall.

http://www.mypalladium.org/

Community: St. Petersburg

Address
253 5th Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

 

Phone: 727-822-3590

 

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Posted in South Tampa
Jan. 24, 2018

5 Reasons You Should Move To Tampa Bay

Known as one of the top 5 Cities in the U.S, Tampa is dream destination to call home.

If you do not yet live in Tampa you're and looking for an excuse to move there, here are 5 good reasons to:

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1. Tropical Weather

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You don't ever have to worry about icy cold weather, snow, or sleet when you're in Tampa. The sun is shining most of the year, even in the coldest winter months the average temperature is around 21 degrees Celsius. Meaning you can enjoy the outdoors all year round.

2. Award Winning Beaches

Tampa is known to be one of the top beach destinations with its stunning white sand that seems to stretch for miles on end and warm clear water that is perfect for swimming.Tampa's St.Pete's Beach and Clearwater Beach are both award winning beaches and thanks to the great weather in Tampa, it's beach season all year round. 

3. Craft Beer

Microbreweries are popping up everywhere and Tampa has quickly become a hub for craft beer connoisseurs. So if you are passionate about your beer, Tampa is the place to be!

READ: Top 5 Hottest Bars Tampa

4. Sports

Also thanks to the weather of Tampa, you can enjoy a large number of outdoor sporting events all year round.

Tampa is also home to three major league sports teams. The NFL Football Team "Tampa Bay Buccaneers", The NHL Hockey Team "Tampa Bay Lightning", and The MLB Baseball Team " Tampa Bay Rays".

You can find the best golf courses right here in Tampa, as it is considered to be one of the best golfing destinations in the world.

5. Prosperity 

 

READ: Tampa ranks 7th in Yelp's Up and Coming cities!

Tampa's economy is booming with start-up companies popping up all over the city. In the U.S, Tampa ranks in the top 100 of the most prosperous and fastest growing cities and in 2016 it rated as the 4th fastest growing job market it the U.S. 

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Jan. 17, 2018

Glamorous wedding venues in Tampa Bay.

In the St. Pete/Clearwater area is there is no shortage of special places for staging a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception.


Exchanging vows on a sandy beach is just one of the many romantic possibilities provided by St. Petersburg/Clearwater as wedding venue options. Whether you choose to celebrate in the sculpture garden of a fine arts museum overlooking Tampa Bay or make your commitment to each other in a tropical paradise watching the sunset from a deck, the possibilities are endless.

Venues with a View

At these one-of-a-kind event spaces on the water, the views of sailboats, dolphins and spectacular sunsets make for a remarkable wedding backdrop. They make superb settings for the most amazing photographs.

Tampa Bay Watch Lighthouse, Tierra Verde

The Tampa Bay Watch lighthouse provides panoramic views of Tampa Bay and of the Gulf of Mexico. Up to 150 guests are able to enjoy the balmy breezes on the lighthouse’s covered wraparound porch, which overlooks historic Fort De Soto and the barrier island of Shell Key. Then guests can dance the night away in the second-story party hall with its golden bamboo floors and massive wall-to-wall windows. Another option would be to stage a waterfront ceremony in garden surroundings.

 St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg

Floor-to-ceiling windows allow guests to look out over Tampa Bay and these are just the beginning of the conversation-starting features of the St. Petersburg Museum of History. A vintage airplane hangs over the glass-enclosed First Airline Pavilion, which seats as many as 175 for cocktails and dancing. A peaceful garden behind the museum is another great spot to exchange your vows.

 

Clearwater Community Sailing Center, Clearwater

Spectacular views of Clearwater Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway define the spacious and light Carlisle Room and Veranda at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center and is a perfect venue perfect for both sunrise and sunset weddings. Up to 180 guests can be accommodated and will be able to marvel at views of passing boats and dancing lights. The sailing center is conveniently situated right across the street from Sand Key Park, which is popular for beachfront ceremonies.

Artful Elegance

The vibrant arts scene in St. Pete/Clearwater is your canvas for a uniquely sophisticated wedding celebration.

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

With a fairy tale two-story glass conservatory overlooking the water, perfectly manicured Spanish-style gardens, a popular park at its front door, and the ability to accommodate parties ranging from small intimate groups to soirees for up to 350 people, it's no surprise the Museum of Fine Arts was named Martha Stewart’s top wedding location in Florida. The conservatory and outdoor terrace offer breath-taking views of Tampa Bay, and its elegant interior gardens feature sculptures, columns and vaulted ceilings. Guests will also be able to take in the pieces on offer in the art galleries and the majestic banyan trees near to the entrance of the museum.

 NOVA 535, St. Petersburg

This historic building has been modernized into a wedding venue. Contemporary art on red brick walls creates a chic atmosphere, whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for 80 guests or an extravagant evening of cocktails for 800. This part art gallery, part upmarket lounge, the NOVA 535 features Brazilian hardwood floors and twin wrought-iron staircases to dazzle. If this is not enough for you, there is an outdoor courtyard lined with bamboo offering another great setting.

 

Kapok Special Events Center & Garden, Clearwater

European statues and vintage crystal bring an Old World charm and stylish sense of grandeur to the Kapok Special Events Center & Garden, a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor wedding venue. As many as 1,000 guests can mingle fashionably in the gardens filled with Italian fountains, a statuary, and even a fanciful lagoon. There are architectural delights to be discovered in every room and all make for an exquisite setting.

Traditional Charm

If you are considering your photographs, remember that a wedding venue steeped in the history of the past usually ensures the most enchanting photos.

Andrews Memorial Chapel, Dunedin

In this Victorian-era Andrews Memorial Chapel, a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, classical elegance complements natural beauty. Multi-denominational couples are all welcome to exchange vows under a pine ceiling. A red dramatic center aisle carpet is impressive and will make any couple feel like royalty for wedding ceremonies, and the chapel’s pews can be removed to host indoor receptions for up to 130 guests. Pictures taken in the colorful gardens which frame the chapel will not disappoint and the sweet-smelling jasmine-covered trellis and butterfly garden is enchanting to the senses.

 The Coliseum, St. Petersburg

This is a legendary Gatsby-type ballroom setting. The arched ceiling and twinkling lights of The Coliseum make for a memorable first dance. The ballroom is spacious enough to accommodate large wedding parties of 250 to as many as 2,000 guests but ten private alcoves offer intimate spaces alongside the dance floor. This venue is one of two vintage options run by the City of St. Petersburg--the second is the tropical Sunken Gardens.

 

Luxurious Resort Weddings

There is a whole range to choose from: from early 20th-century gems to grand beachside dames, the majestic resorts of St. Pete/Clearwater are rife with glamour and elegance.

The Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach

This is a palace which was built in 1928. It has been described as a ‘pink iced wedding cake set on a sugar-white sandy beach’ - St. Pete Beach, voted TripAdvisor's No. 3 Beach in the U.S. for 2017. The eight-story resort hosts more than 300 weddings a year for as few as two people or as many as 250 guests. Depending on your choice of style, you can choose from a casual beach wedding or a more lavish ballroom event.

 Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

Located in downtown St. Petersburg, the Vinoy is a 1920s Mediterranean Revival hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. Perched next to Vinoy Park on the waters of Tampa Bay, the Vinoy overlooks the historic downtown. Weddings are held in several ballrooms, as well as in an outdoor Tea Garden.

 Sandpearl Resort. Clearwater Beach

Situated on the beautiful shores of Clearwater Beach, which routinely lands among TripAdvisor's top five beaches in the U.S., taking the top spot in 2016 and No. 4 in 2017 along with USA Today's "Best Beach Town in Florida" in 2013, the Sandpearl exudes barefoot elegance mixed with classic refinement. You can exchange your vows in stately ballrooms, elegant boardrooms, on the tranquil pool lawn or with your toes in the sand in a spot overlooking the Gulf of Mexico beach.

 

 

Posted in South Tampa
Jan. 10, 2018

8 Hottest Nightclubs In Tampa

Looking for a spot in Tampa to dance the night away? Look no further, we have the top rated bars, clubs and pubs listed for you right here. So put your dancing shoes on and get ready to shake your booty in Tampa!

1. CLUB PRANA

Around for more than a decade, club prana has something for everyone. As you walk into the bar you are greeted with red carpets and friendly door staff. Decorated with stainless steel, satin, hardwood floors and velvet couches. Chill in the lounge or dance the night away on one of their floors.

If you're into reggae The Sky bar section is the place for you, it can hold up to 300 guests, has 2 bars and an exclusive view of Ybor city streets. 

The Mezzanine floor has a private balcony and VIP area where you can order a cocktail or martini while watching the dancers perform on the stage below.

The Sanctuary is a VIP only floor. This elegant room is where Tampa's Elite crowd gets together to party. Exotic fish tanks, plasma screens, and plush velvet decorates the room. 

The Nightclub is where you want to be if you are looking for the best Dj's, sound, and lighting. Dancers put on a live show on stage and the glass dancefloor has views of "The Sanctuary" on the floor below.

 

1619 E 7th Ave, Tampa, Fl 33605

e: club@clubprana.com | t: (813) 241-4139

website: clubprana.com

cover charge: $10-$30

18+ To Party | 21+ To Drink

2. AJA CHANNELSIDE

Aja brings the Miami Ultralounge concept to Downtown Tampa in this 11,000 square feet designer building.

This double level club aims to create an immersive multi-faceted experience for everyone that steps into its doors. 

The covered patio outside offers stunning views of the downtown skyline at night.

 

290 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, Fl 33602

website: ajachannelside.club

e:  |  t: (813) 695-7964

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3. CLUB SKYE

Situated in the heart of Ybor's entertainment district this Hip-Hop club has 2 floors, a VIP balcony, DJ booths, several stocked bars, two large dance floors and an exclusive private champagne room. You're guaranteed to dance the night away here!

1509 East 8th Ave, Tampa, Fl 33605

website: www.skyetampa.com

t: (813) 247-6606

18+ 

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4. HYDE PARK CAFE

Here you get to choose between three unique atmospheres. Wally & Bernies, Cafe courtyard or Velocity where you will be served by world-class bar staff. The Cabana Club is the newest addition to the Hyde Park Cafe. This exclusive, sexy, VIP space offers private parties for up to 24 people and you get to have your very own personal hostess for the night.

1806 W Platt St, Tampa, Fl 33606

website: thehydeparkcafe.com

t: (813) 254-2233

18+ Ladies | 21 + Guys

5. THE RITZ ABOR

Known by many as the premier spot in Tampa, this venue hosts special events, concerts, and private parties. They have 3 rooms, full-service bars, state of the art lighting, and caterers. 

 

website: theritzybor.com

1503 E 7th Ave, Tampa, Fl 33605

t: (813) 248-5040

Most concerts are 12+

6. THE KENEDY

This upscale nightclub has a new bar, soundstage, VIP seating, dance floor, patio area and great sound systems for live concerts and DJs. 

website: thekennedysoho.com

2408 W Kenedy, Tampa, Fl 33609

t: (813) 259-9669

7. WHISKEY NORTH

This double level world-class nightclub is North Tampa's party destination and local watering hole. The club is decorated in a rugged and authentic Adirondack style. They are committed to making everyone feel like a VIP.

 

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11921 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, Fl 33618

t: (813) 523-5483 | e: reservations@whiskeynorth.com

website:www.whiskeynorth.com

21+ only

8. THE CASTLE

A huge multilevel alternative club ranging from gothic to pop to new wave. It has 5 different spots to hang out in 3 of which is dedicated to music.

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website: castleybor.com

2004 N 16th St, Tampa, Fl 33605

t: (813) 247-7547 | e: info@castleybor.com

 

Posted in South Tampa Events
Jan. 3, 2018

Curtis Hixon Park the venue for a new world record.

The pressure is on for Tampa Bay to enter 2018 as a world record holder. Wordier than thou is responsible for organizing this attempt to gather the most people reading to themselves in a public place at one time.

This Guinness Book of World Records attempt is set for January 1 and will take place in the Curtis Hixon Park. Readers can either bring their own book from which they will read or if they are early enough, they can read from a book which will be given to them. 

As well as the reading activity, there will be food trucks with delicious treats on offer, fun activities, and even some prizes to be won. This is a worthy event for the readers among you. And even if you are not a reader, perhaps it is a good resolution to start off the New Year!

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Posted in South Tampa Events
Dec. 27, 2017

Top 5 Hottest Bars In Tampa

Tampa has become a hotspot for craft beer and cocktails and it's easy to see why. In Tampa you are spoilt for choice when it comes to good bars, so we narrowed it down a bit for you by listing 5 of the best to get your craft beer or cocktail.

1. Franklin Manor

They describe themselves as a social "drinkery" that serves up fresh hand-crafted cocktails and a selection of premium beers. They also have live music for entertainment and delicious bar food to munch on.

Some of the cocktails on their menu include "Tea For Two" which has Stoli Blueberry Vodka, Coconut, Fresh Citrus Fruits & TeBella Jasmine Tea and is served in Handmade Stemmed Teacups and "Manor Frose" which consists of 360 Vodka, mixed with Rose Wine, and peach and prickly pear puree.

where: 912 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

contact: (813) 487 9990 | Hey@franklinmanor.com

website: thefranklinmanor.com

2. Cigar City Brewing Co

Known as Tampa's leader in craft brews, Cigar City prides themselves on serving only the best quality beers. Many of the beers they produce are influenced by the ingredients of Florida. For example Jai Alai IPA, Improv Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale, and Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale.

where: 3924 West Spruce Street Tampa, FL 33607

contact:813.348.6363 | 

website: cigarcitybrewing.com

3. Rick's On The River

At Rick's they have three separate bars and a party pavilion that can accommodate up to 200 people. Every weekend they have live music for your entertainment. A relaxed marina, bar, and grill serving fresh oysters at their oyster bar, as well as delicious food on their menu and beer on tap.

where: 2305 N Willow Ave, Tampa, Fl

contact:813-251-0369

website: www.ricksontheriver.com

4. Anise Global Gastrobar

This bar centers themselves around internationally inspired food that changes with the seasons, masterfully crafted cocktails and carefully selected wines while maintaining an eco-friendly atmosphere. Drinks on their menu include a Hibiscus Margarita and an El Diablo Cocktail which includes Herradura reposado tequila, Thai chili-infused simple syrup, cassis, and ginger beer.

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where:777 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, Florida

contact: contact@aniseglobal.com | 813-225-4272

website: www.aniseglobal.com

5. Ciro's Club

Ciro's is a 1920's style speakeasy and supper club serving entrees, snack food, and specialty cocktails. Be sure to call ahead to get the password though, or you might not get in!

"We recommend the fellas wear collard shirts and the dames show off their ritzy threads. No ragamuffins here."

These ladies totally nailed the speakeasy look! Cheers you to ?????(????: @queensheen007) #cirostampa #roaring20s #speakeasy #20sfashion

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where: 2109 Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, Florida

contact: 813-251-0022

website: www.cirostampa.com

 

Posted in Tampa Craft Drinks
Dec. 20, 2017

Tampa's healthy housing market and strong start-up culture.

Tampa is where you want to live. It has more than a healthy economy. Businesses are flourishing; it has a fully-fledged arts movement, and its breweries and foodie culture are as noteworthy.  It is the new city of choice.

These facts might seem glaringly obvious to Tampa’s residents, but to those looking to settle, this is the kind of information they look for when making this monumental decision. Investopedia recently released a comprehensive list of the cities with the healthiest housing markets, and Tampa was top of the list. The list not only looks at its history, but it also considers the future in terms of economic forecasts, population trends, and future expansion prospects.

 

 According to Investopedia, the city’s employment rate has shown a steady increase of 3.1% each year, as well as the consistent growth of 2-4% for the past five years. Prices of houses in the city have increased by 13.1% and the city’s expected population, because of its reputation, is expected to increase exponentially.

 

Adding to the city’s glowing positives is the solid recognition from Forbes Magazine. The magazine investigated why millennials are dominating the demographic of Tampa.

 

“Increasingly Tampa, Florida is coming out on top in all aspects. It ranks as the number one city that people moved to in 2016,” according to Realtor.com. It also ranks as the “hottest” city for start-ups, according to “Fortune”, the most pet-friendly, claims Reward Expert and the best overall city in the Southeast, says “Money Magazine”.

 

Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s vision for Tampa is in keeping with what makes it such an appealing city to live in. Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights are aglow with eclectic culinary concepts full of local pride. The future of the Channelside District shows it as an area which provides solid job opportunities, affordable housing options, and of course, entertainment meccas.

 

Another plus is that there are mentorship programs which help to ‘groom’ successful start-up businesses. The rise of so-called ‘Tampreneurs’ can be attributed to these mentorship programs available to ambitious creatives. Start-ups are given good business advice by mentors as they navigate through the initial years of their company’s growth. Initiatives like Tampa Bay Wave also serve as a base for future networking with fellow start-ups and the more established concepts in the Tampa Bay area.

 

Tampa’s International Airport has an abundance of non-stop domestic and international flights which adds to the attraction of living in a globally connected city. And probably more important are its educational facilities which are varied and prestigious.

 

Add to this list of accolades a thriving bike-share route, loads of history in Ybor City, and a historic theatre nearing its centennial, and you have all the right ingredients for a mix that city people will love.

 

And if you are looking to settle in this amazing city, check out some amazing homes for sale here: www.HomeFinderTampaBay.com

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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