Renovations that will change the way visitors experience the Riverwalk are breaking ground already.
Starting next week, The Sail will be under construction for the addition of Big Ray’s Fish Camp and The Sail Plaza. The new project will transform the area into a bustling hub for relaxing and seafood feasting.
The two venues will add more seating and shade structures, features much needed for a long stroll down the Riverwalk. New restrooms and a full kitchen for Big Ray’s will also be added, according to the city’s website.
This will be Big Ray’s Fish Camp’s second location, the first being on Interbay Boulevard. The new restaurant will bring a vintage fishing shack vibe to the Riverwalk.
The Sail will remain open during construction, and the renovations are projected to be completed in April 2019.
Another project already underway next to The Sail is the redesign of the Tampa Convention Center. According to its website, new amenities are being added to enrich visitor experience and boost tourism in the area. These upgrades include revamped restrooms, new waterfront meeting rooms and new restaurants.
Within the convention center, a Nourish Food Cart and Starbucks Coffee Bar will be added. Nourish offers a healthy option of veggies and proteins in the trending build-your-own-bowl concept.
Harpoon Harry’s Crab House, projected to open in November 2018, will replace the 18,000 square feet of storage space in the convention center. The two-level, open air restaurant will also be serving seafood dishes.
A Datz restaurant will also be added to the Tampa Convention Center, with its projected completion date in May 2019.
Read more about the neighboring Sparkman Wharf development here.