Mod Group Development will soon start construction on DAVIS POINT (above), four ultra-luxe townhomes designed by Thomas E. Lamb. The modern residences, located on Davis Islands, will average 4,000 square feet and will include two-car garages, private elevators and private rooftops.
SOHO JUICE COMPANY has opened a second location, adding exclusive items like homemade vegan ice cream and a retail concept to the new spot on Bay to Bay Boulevard. Browse yoga apparel while you munch on fan-favorite acai bowls, cold-pressed juices, smoothies and toast.
Local sneaker boutique BURN RUBBER released their “Ybor’s Own” edition sneaker. The product of Burn Rubber’s collaboration with FILA, the shoe is inspired by the unique street signs found in Tampa’s historic district. The shoes, a Burn Rubber exclusive, sold out in less than a day, but the store has hinted at future releases.
The SMITH HEALTH CLUB building, which has been vacant since its closing in 2013, has been transformed into a new modern office space. The popular gym was previously owned by Tampa fitness legend Harry Smith and has been a city landmark since 1958. The property is available for lease or purchase at 3415 West Horatio Street.
A former Hyde Park Village favorite has reopened in the Channel District as DON ME NOW & BUBBLY BARCHIQUE (above), a hybrid boutique and Champagne bar. The shop side carries a variety of women’s apparel and accessories, while the bar side serves more than a dozen sparkling wines and hosts “bubbly hour” from 5 to 7 p.m. on weeknights.
The South Tampa PUBLIX on Neptune Street and Dale Mabry Highway is testing out a complimentary valet service that could expand to more stores. The idea is to allow customers to get in and out of the store more quickly, solving the problem of having to circle for parking spots.
LUCKY’S MARKET opened a new location in St. Petersburg at Tyrone Square Mall, the first of 18 planned openings part of a Florida expansion for the company. The stores include expansive produce and prepared meals, juice bars and bulk foods, apothecary departments, and a large beer and wine department.
The mixed-use tower coming to one of Downtown Tampa’s last waterfront parcels, RIVERWALK PLACE, has released pricing and floor plans for its luxury condominiums. Condos will range from 1,120 square feet (starting at $700,000) to 2,738 square feet (starting at $1.75 million). Smith and Associates plans to make appointments and start accepting reservations beginning in July.
The next step in creating a PASSENGER FERRY route between south Hillsborough County and MacDill Air Force Base, with a possible connection to Downtown Tampa, was approved by Hillsborough County commissioners. The route could save commuters a half hour on their morning and afternoon travel. The commissioners also approved funding for the potential return of the Tampa-St. Petersburg cross-bay ferry.
PAL CAMPO, a Puerto Rican restaurant based in Orlando, is planning its first location in Tampa on Anderson Road between Waters Avenue and Linebaugh avenues. It is slated to open in late July or early August. Pal Campo was named the best Puerto Rican restaurant in Orlando by the Orlando Sentinel in 2017 and 2018.
D.G. Yuengling & Sons Inc. bought the naming rights for the USF Sun Dome, which became the YUENGLING CENTER on July 1. The 10-year naming deal is part of a larger initiative the brewery launched in recent years to raise its profile in the Tampa Bay area.