Channelside Revamp is in the News

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Vicolette, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    Tampa is in the news, big time, with subtle and not so subtle changes being made to the downtown landscape by Lightning owner, Jeff Vinik, and partner Bill Gates, in revamping the mega entertainment center at Channelside. The once thriving location has been sitting dormant but that's going to change as more hotels, restaurants, shops, bars and entertainment are in the planning stages. Channelside will become a city within a city and blend with activities in Ybor City and the Amalie Arena.
     
  2. Liteon

    Liteon New Member

    At least they're offering free parking all day, every day (except during special events at the Forum). For what I gather, it looks like they want to build something similar to the California complex, which would link the Forum and The Florida Aquarium.
     
  3. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    The cool thing about Channelside is its proximity to all the downtown nightlife like Jackson's on Harbour Island, museums, performances at the Straz Center, and sports and concerts at Amalie Arena, and, of course, the traditional food served up in Ybor City and the upcoming annual Guavaween festival.
     

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