Tampa International Airport is undergoing a $953-million renovation which includes adding 65 new shops and restaurants. Approximately 40-percent of the restaurants are local, includiing Columbia, Cigar City, RumFish Grill, Buddy Brew and the Café by Mise en Place.
Downtown Tampa's skyline is growing as another residential tower breaks ground. The 23-story, 362-unit building will also include 8,000-square-feet of retail space and public art adorning the side of the building.
At least three new multi-family communities are planning to open in 2016 in South Tampa. Waverly Courtyard Villas, Grant Place and Casa De Leon offer unique amenities to those looking to move to South Tampa neighborhoods.
USFSP, Eckerd College and the University of Tampa campuses are growing and upgrading facilities with new buildings designed to serve students long into the future.
Tampa Bay area private schools are investing in their campuses as a way to enrich the educational experience for their students. Academy of the Holy Names, Berkeley Prep and Jesuit High School are each making multi-million dollar improvements.
Global Aquaponic Inc. will be opening a facility in the Tampa Bay area within the next year.. The facility will use an innovative technique to grow produce and farm fish that uses 90 percent less water than traditional soil-based farming.
West Tampa is experiencing a development renaissance as two new retailers and a restaurant move into the former KMart property located along Dale Mabry Highway between Interstate 275 and Raymond James Stadium. Ashley Furniture, Floor & Decor and Ker's Winghouse will be the first retailers going into the revitalized shopping center.
Chicago-based Portillo's plans to open first Florida location in Brandon. The restaurant known for its Chicago-style hot dogs will open in late March or early April 2016.
SunView Software, Inc. invests $1-million into expanding its headquarters to build a modern workspace that encourages collaboration and teamwork. The expansion will add 6,000 square feet to the Tampa headquarters as well as 45 new employees.
The Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa is experiencing revitalization as the city invests millions in new housing, police patrols and streetlighting. A new restaurant goes in among fast-food joints in Sulphur Springs to introduce healthier options at a reasonable cost.
USF medical students can be closer than ever to hands-on experiences as the new USF Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute breaks ground in downtown Tampa, just five minutes from USF's main teaching hospital, Tampa General.
A Pasco County community has been designated the first planned 'Smart Gigabit Community' in the U.S. by the US Ignite non-profit group. This 'Connected City Corridor" will be planned by Metro Development Group in partnership with Pasco County.
Three golf courses in the Tampa Bay area reopen, or ready to open after renovations aimed to make golfing experience more enjoyable. Rocky Point golf course in Tampa, Copperhead at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor and Twin Brooks golf course make improvements including new greens and drainage systems.
Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee create new concept store bringing bagels and specialty coffee together under one roof. Grand opening on December 9th will offer first 50 guests a coupon book containing weekly coupons for free coffee, bagels and schmear for a year.
Hyde Park Village announces the opening of three new retailers and a steakhouse, which are all set to open next year. Additions include Suit Supply, which sells upscale suits for men, The Shade Store, a home décor company, Vineyard Vines, a clothing store, and Meat Market, a steakhouse.