Sparkman Wharf renovation bringing in more retail, office space

Posted at 11:31 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 16:17:28-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- Big changes are coming to Sparkman Wharf, Tampa's waterfront gathering place.

The developers behind the newly-opened foodie paradise in Channelside have released renderings, showing a redesign of the former Channelside Bay Plaza.

Plans include room for ten new tenants and 150,000 square feet of loft-style office space.

“For us, to be able to have lived the good life, then went through the bad times, and then to be able to live the good life again, we’re really excited about it," said Guy Revelle, owner of Splitsville Southern+Social.

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Revelle has operated restaurants and bars in Channelside for nearly two decades. He says it's never had a more promising outlook.

“What they’re going to create with this new facade, the other tenants they’re going to bring in to Sparkman Wharf that will really make it kind of 24/7 work, play, live," Revelle said.

Construction is already underway to renovate the inside of the former plaza. It is expected to open next year.