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Upscale bar, restaurant coming to downtown Tampa

An upscale bar and new restaurant are the latest additions coming to downtown Tampa.  
Franklin Manor
Situated at 912 North Franklin Street, Franklin Manor will offer guests both a bar and entertainment venue.
“There is a small handful of places in town you can get a quality drink at but there isn't anywhere in Tampa you can enjoy an elevated crafted cocktail and be entertained at the same time,” says David Anderson of the Nocturnal Group, the company behind the project. “Our inside area and large outside patio dual stage format allows us to be unique.”
Franklin Manor will serve craft beers and specialty cocktails designed by local mixologist Rohit Patel. Happy hours and live music are expected to be a staple at the new joint.
The Carriage House
Sharing space with Franklin Manor is The Carriage House, a new restaurant concept, also created by The Nocturnal Group. Featuring gourmet sandwiches and baskets, the menu “features a modern take on classic Americana and Tampa-inspired dishes,” Anderson says.
The combined bar and restaurant establishment by the Nocturnal Group is a $1.3 million investment. Designer Robert Ibarra from Alfonso Architects has been recruited by the group for the downtown project.
“Downtown was our first and only choice,” Anderson says.
Franklin Manor and The Carriage House is expected to open by mid-July 2016.

Read more articles by Kimberly Patterson.

Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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