Tampa Bay Buzz
22
April
2015
New Ybor City hotel clears hurdle
Developers planning a new four-star hotel in Ybor City, Tampa Bay's historic Latin Quarter, won approval from the City of Tampa's historic preservation officials this week. As planned, the 180-room hotel would fill a city block on the western end of Ybor City at Seventh Avenue and North 15th Street. The design envisions balconies and other amenities that would mesh with Ybor City's existing 19th Century architecture. As this point, the hotel doesn't have a brand. According to the Tampa Tribune, the developers see promise in their project and in the neighborhood. “This is new ground for everybody,” said Alex Walter, an owner of Walson Ventures...
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5 Reasons to visit Tampa Bay in summer

  1. 1. Summer Concert Series Your favorite artists are taking over Tampa this summer with concert series’ at Amalie Arena, The Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater and Raymond James Stadium. 
  2. 2. Riverwalk Tampa’s Riverwalk recently opened its final major link, creating an unbroken 2.5-mile corridor that...

Vote Tampa Top Kid-Friendly Destination

What comes to mind when you envision the best place to take your kids on vacation?
  • A top-rated zoo where the kids can feed a variety of animals from rhinos to stingrays?
  • An aquarium with three touch tanks, lemurs, otters and a 2-acre outdoor water adventure zone?
  • A theme park with top-rated...

5 Ways to Unlock Tampa Bay

Bern's Wine Fest (Friday through Monday) Tampa Bay's landmark steakhouse launches its 18th wine fest with the help of its growing South Tampa empire. The world's largest wine cellar will be the inspiration for events spread among Bern's, Haven, the Epicurean Hotel and Chocolate Pi confectionery. ...

Your Guide to Big Guava

Whether you’re a festival newbie or a Big Guava regular (aka you went last year…), you’ll want to take a look at this handy guide to this year’s festival at the Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater and the Florida State Fairgrounds. 1. Tickets  You can drop anywhere from $55 to $350 to pass through...

It's National Beer Day in Tampa Bay

It has happened again: National Beer Day has snuck up on us, and here we are without so much as a Happy National Beer Day card. Fortunately, we're in Tampa Bay, Florida's hub for craft brewing and the state's historic home of beer. Ever since Florida's first brewery opened in Ybor City more than a...

Come to Conquer: Women's Final Four

That pounding sound filling the air this weekend is the beating of the hearts of thousands of women’s basketball fans as they converge on Tampa Bay for the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Outside the confines of Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay buzzes with adventure and fun – all within easy reach of the...

Garth Brooks coming to Tampa

We've got some great news for Garth Brooks fans: The country music superstar has announced that his comeback tour is coming back to Tampa for the first time in more than 16 years. Currently announced for two shows at Amalie Arena -- one each on June 5 and 6 -- Brooks has been known to expand the...