Media Coverage

Mayor Buckhorn Joins Record-breaking Food Truck Rally at ENCORE!

09.03.13

The Partnership’s Shaun Drinkard coordinated with Encore, Downtown’s Tempo District and event organizer, Generation Food Truck to stage the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally caravan launch at the Encore site. 80+ food trucks lined the streets of Encore early Saturday morning until Mayor Buckhorn “rang the dinner bell,” their signal to begin their caravan to the event site, the Florida State Fairgrounds. This arrangement made Downtown Tampa the site where the Guinness World Record was set! Mayor Buckhorn was on hand to “ring the dinner bell” to launch this colossal caravan. The number of trucks totaled 99… Read more

Mayor Buckhorn Kicks Off World’s Largest Food Truck Rally at ENCORE!

09.03.13

On Saturday morning, the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally kicked off at ENCORE! in downtown Tampa and Mayor Buckhorn rang the honorary dinner bell.

“I am so proud that Tampa holds the record for the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally. The event put Tampa on the map, and proved to cities like Miami and Chicago that Tampa is where it’s at for foodies, food trucks, and craft beer.”

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Not Your Average Speakers: What’s Next For Downtown Tampa

08.27.13

So much is happening or about to happen in downtown Tampa that it’s hard to keep up even if you think you have your finger on the pulse of the rapidly growing urban scene. So it’s fair to ask, “What’s new and what’s next for downtown Tampa?”

That will be the focus of 83 Degrees Media’s next “Not Your Average Speakers” community dialogue on Sept. 26. The event appropriately will be at The Ella, a brand new apartment building in the Encore! Tampa planned community just north of downtown starting at 5 p.m. with… Read more

Plans for Encore’s fourth apartment building unveiled

08.05.13

More than 60 people came this week to see the unveiling of Tempo, the fourth apartment building planned for Encore.

Architects with St. Petersburg-based Bessolo Design Group showed off their proposed design for the multi-family apartment complex at a community gathering Tuesday at The Ella, an apartment building for seniors that opened last year at Encore.

Encore is a planned mixed-use, mixed-income community that replaces Central Park Village, a 1950s-era public housing complex torn down in 2007. It is a $425-$450 million project north of downtown along Cass Street, Nebraska Avenue and Central Avenue… Read more

Tempo at Encore developers share plans

07.31.13

Design plans for Tempo have debuted, the fourth jazz-themed residential building at the Encore redevelopment site in downtown Tampa.

The $41 million project is expected to break ground the first quarter of 2014.

Kevin Bessolo of Bessolo Design Group is the architect for the 203-unit apartment building, which will offer one-bedroom to four-bedroom floor plans.

The 265,723-square-foot building will offer a 365-space, multi-level parking garage. A 5,000-square-foot clubhouse and 3,000-square-foot theater are planned, along with 2,321 square feet of first floor commercial space.

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