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Downtown Revitalization, New Business Openings Highlighted in CRA Annual Report
The FY21 Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report shows that revitalization and private investment continues to grow throughout the CRA. The report documents new business openings, development projects, incentive grant activity, and commercial and residential projects.
Welcome New Businesses: Conworld’s Emporium and Sodaworks
Conworld’s Emporium and Sodaworks are two of the newest businesses to open in the City. Located Downtown at 9 S. Safford Ave., Conworld’s Emporium is a place for lovers of sci-fi, anime, gaming, puzzles, and fantasy. Stop in and welcome the Potts family. Sodaworks, 1992 S. Pinellas Ave., offers “flavored” sodas, boba teas, lemonade, and energy drinks. They specialize in custom sodas with more than 40 flavor combinations, and were recently featured on ABC Action News.
Business Spotlight: Bohemian Gypsea One of the more eclectic and fun boutiques, Bohemian Gypsea, recently expanded into a new location at 12 W. Orange St. and is receiving rave reviews. The metaphysical gift and crystal store offers jewelry, essential oils, crystals, Delta products, books, clothing and more. The owner, Ginger Alemaghides, created the business in memory of her mother’s spirit for the sea, earth, and travel. Shoppers will find products that nourish a healthy spirit. Read more about Ginger and Bohemian Gypsea in Natural Awakenings .
Incentive Grants Helping Businesses Grow and Succeed The four incentive grants available to businesses in the CRA have leveraged more than $4 million in private investment over the past several years. These grants are aimed at attracting new businesses and incentivizing existing business and property owners to upgrade and renovate their buildings. See the CRA Annual Report for details.
Help Develop the City’s First Sustainability Plan The City and its Sustainability Committee have created a survey to get community input into creating and guiding the development of the City’s first Sustainability Plan. The survey will be open through the end of May, with community engagement opportunities and workshops coming in the next few months. Please visit Connect Tarpon Springs or the City Website for the survey and more information, including the public workshop schedule.
Tarpon Springs April Events and FestivalsEnjoy shows and performances with TarponArts, and enjoy these city festivals: First Friday, April 1 Movies in the Park, Saturday, April 2 Sunset Beach Concert, Thursday, April 7 Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Festival, April 9-10 Second Saturday Market, Saturday, April 9 Easter Egg-Stravaganza, April 9Visit ExploreTarponSprings.com for events and tourism information.
Available PropertiesClick below for current listings of available commercial properties in the city.Properties for Lease
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