Media Coverage

“Not Your Average Speakers” Share Urban Vision

10.01.13

Imagine a day in the not-too-distant future when downtown Tampa buzzes with people who call Encore!, the Channel District and Tampa’s Riverwalk home. A day when an upscale urban shopping market or food hub becomes a destination for residents as well as tourists.

A day when choosing among new apartments in the center of the city for $900 to $1,500 a month isn’t out of the question. A day when automobile drivers habitually slow for pedestrians and bicycles, when the Green Artery connects downtown neighborhoods with well-lighted paths and the Hillsborough River… Read more

Building pace picking up on Encore development in Tampa

09.26.13

The building pace is quickening at Encore, where one apartment complex is fully leased and three more are under construction or nearly ready to build.

The redevelopment on 28 acres just north of downtown Tampa, where public housing once stood, is expected to be completed in five to seven years. The enterprise is a $425-million planned community that will honor the segregation-era Central Avenue district of black-owned businesses, restaurants and nightclubs where entertainers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and James Brown performed.

Encore also could be one of Florida’s first master-planned communities… Read more

The Trio at ENCORE! Named Among Top 10 in Tampa Bay

09.13.13

Multifamily makes a comeback for new construction, but public infrastructure projects continue their prominence on the list of the 30 highest-value projects from Tampa to Naples.

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Source: Business Observer… Read more

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.”

Source: City of Tampa… Read more