When The Heights opens early next year, visitors wanting to enjoy fresh seafood and sit along the newly expanded Tampa Riverwalk can visit Atlantic Beer & Oyster, the latest addition to the project’s lineup of distinctive eateries.
Atlantic Beer & Oyster will showcase a rotation of East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast oysters, as well as fresh shrimp, smoked fish dip and its signature grouper sandwich. The outdoor eatery will also showcase local breweries, with award-winning beers from Cigar City Brewing and Big Storm Brewing.
Located alongside the Tampa Riverwalk, and just outside of the Armature Works building, Atlantic Beer & Oyster will offer patrons the opportunity to watch outdoor activities along the Hillsborough River as they eat and drink, with people using paddleboards, canoes and kayaks that will be available for rent.
Atlantic Beer & Oyster will sit beneath a 165-foot water tower that will recall a historic water tower that sat on the property in years past. While the original water tower was gone by the time SoHo Capital bought the property, the developer discovered a similar water tower in a field in Bartow. After being disassembled, moved to a site near Port Tampa Bay, sandblasted and then renovated, the tower now waits for its new spot along the Riverwalk.
“Atlantic Beer & Oyster brings a fresh concept in waterfront outdoor dining to The Heights and all of downtown Tampa,” said Adam Harden, Principal at SoHo Capital. “Visitors will be able to enjoy the freshest of seafood and a variety of oysters, and they’ll get to enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in the downtown Tampa area.”
This will be the third Atlantic Beer & Oyster restaurant to open. A location in Winter Park is currently open and a second ABO location is scheduled to open in Sarasota in early 2017 as well. The concept is part of the BE-1 Concepts restaurant group, which is headquartered in Tampa and also includes Boca Kitchen, Bar & Markets, Ciro’s Speakeasy & Supper Club, and Park Social.
The Heights is a 43-acre mixed-use development located between North Boulevard and North Tampa Street, parallel to the Hillsborough River and just north of the popular Water Works Park. The centerpiece of The Heights project is the Armature Works, a 73,444-square foot former storage and maintenance facility for Tampa’s streetcars.
The Armature Works building is being repurposed to house two event spaces, the Heights Market, two restaurants, a shared workspace, an open-air communal courtyard and a rooftop social area, all scheduled to be completed by early next year. Future expansion plans for the project include a mix of residential units for sale and for rent, an office village, additional eateries, ground floor retail, a hotel, on-street and structured parking and an expansion of the Tampa Riverwalk.
About SoHo Capital: SoHo Capital specializes in the acquisition and development of residential, retail office and industrial properties. Their projects can be found throughout central Florida, with the majority located in the Tampa Bay area. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in Tampa and led by principals Chas Bruck and Adam Harden. Taryn Bruck is also a key leader in the development of The Heights project.