What’s New in Tampa and St. Pete

Keir Magoulas & Visit Tampa Bay

With its mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, a culture infused with Cuban and Spanish flavors, vibrant business districts, and beautiful waterways, Tampa is a wonderful place to work, play and unwind. Regularly ranking among the best cities in Florida, an array of unique eateries, popular shops and special events make Tampa an ideal setting for residents and tourists alike.

Hyde Park Village – Things to Do in Tampa

Tampa is constantly transforming and introducing charming new boutiques and delicious dining concepts. Hyde Park Village, situated in the heart of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, is one of its most beloved destinations.

Restaurants in Tampa such as bartaco, On Swann, and Forbici Modern Italian offer distinctive cuisine in stylish indoor-outdoor atmospheres. Desserts are equally represented here with Sprinkles’ Gourmet cupcakes, Hyppo’s artisan popsicles, and Sorrento Sweets’ classic Italian pastries all steps away from Hyde Park Village’s iconic central square.

Soak in the sunshine and fresh air as you explore new boutiques in Tampa. Hyde Park Village’s retailers include Anthropologie, Lululemon, Madewell, Brooks Brothers, and Vineyard Vines. Stop and refuel with a fresh cup of coffee at Buddy Brew and sip and stroll at your leisure.

Hyde Park Village has continued to elevate the South Tampa shopping and dining experience, and recently opening the doors of a Clean Juice bar and a SoulCycle studio – this is the very first SoulCycle on Florida’s West Coast!

Keir Magoulas & Visit Tampa Bay

Sparkman Wharf – New in Tampa

Located right off of Channelside Drive within the groundbreaking Water Street development lies the dynamic Sparkman Wharf. Its curated collection of acclaimed food vendors introduce unexpected tastes and experiences minutes away from your luxury condominium at Marina Pointe.

Ten restauranteurs serve up mouthwatering cuisine and sweet treats from Sparkman Wharf’s shipping containers, experimenting with new flavors and bringing their own spin on popular dishes in a relaxed outdoor waterfront setting. New restaurants in Tampa’s hip downtown dining destination include:

  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – New creamery scooping more than a dozen of its all-time, best-selling flavors , including Brambleberry Crisp, Brown Butter Almond Brittle and “seasonal surprises”
  • Free the Cork – Wine bar featuring more than 150 international wines by the bottle and 50 by the glass, complemented by internationally-inspired small plates (opening 2020)
  • JoToro – Full-service, Mexican-inspired restaurant helmed by celebrity chef Joe Isidori (coming soon)

The Wharf’s “Fermented Reality” biergarten also pours 30 different brews with a special emphasis on Florida craft beers, all overlooking a spacious open lawn with seating and plenty of room for games with friends and family!


St. Pete Pier

The hotly anticipated $92 million St. Pete Pier is just a short drive or boat ride across Tampa Bay from Marina Pointe. Sprawling across 26 acres of land jutting out into the bay, the new pier has plenty of new culinary offerings to suit every taste – you can also do a bit of outdoor shopping and support local artisans at the Marketplace located near the entrance to the Pier.

Pack your own picnic and relax on one of the open green areas along the bayfront, where you can see the city unfold before you as you listen to live performances. If a picnic isn’t your style, enjoy a meal from one of the Pier’s four new restaurants in St. Pete, which range from the casual Driftwood Café to the elegant Teak restaurant.

Pier Teaki, a Polynesian-themed rooftop bar perfectly positioned at the tip of the Pier, is an absolute must see. The refreshing pina coladas, fresh-caught grouper sandwiches and 360° views of Tampa Bay and the downtown skyline make this bar the shining jewel of the new Pier District.

Marina Landings

Marina Pointe’s ideal location in the heart of the Westshore Marina District puts all the luxuries and conveniences of modern living right on the doorstep. The Marina Landings town center will introduce new restaurants in Tampa and new boutiques in Tampa, all within a beautiful, coastal-inspired setting:

  • Duckweed Urban Grocery – pick up produce and fresh ingredients at this charming neighborhood grocery
  • Cru Cellars – voted Tampa’s best wine bar and shop, visit Cru Cellars for a glass or bottle of your favorite vintage or delicious charcuterie and small plates
  • Crave Spa – treat yourself to upscale nail care or a refreshing facial
  • Salon Colorbar – stop in for a haircut, blowout or other salon service
  • Sand Surf Co – shop for your next beach outing at this boutique Tampa surf shop
  • DRNK coffee + tea and QWENCH juice bar – get your caffeine fix at DRNK or dig into an açai bowl from QWENCH

Marina Pointe’s luxury Tampa condominiums introduce an unprecedented waterfront lifestyle to South Tampa, with open air shopping and dining, a private 150-slip marina, and future waterfront restaurant all a short stroll from home.


Marina Pointe’s luxury waterfront condominiums are now available in the heart of South Tampa’s walkable Westshore Marina District, where residents can visit shops, dine on the water and enjoy a state-of-the-art marina and boat slips on their doorstep. Contact us today to schedule your private or virtual presentation.