|City Receives $1.6 Million in Grant Funding for Infrastructure Projects The MLK/South Spring Blvd. intersection and Mango Street roadway, drainage, and safety improvement projects are being constructed at a lower cost to the City thanks to grant funds from the State. The State is providing $673,619 for the MLK/South Spring project, and the Mango Street project will receive $952,000 in grant funds. For information on each project, see the City project update page.
|Welcome New Businesses: Oishi Sushi Hibachi and The Marketplace of Tarpon Springs
Oishi Sushi, a new Japanese restaurant, opened in October on the Sponge Docks at 498 Athens St. The new restaurant offers sushi, sashimi, hibachi entrees, salads, and seldom found dishes like Negimaki. Oishi Sushi adds to the multicultural vibe of Athens Street, which also features Greek, Mexican, and Italian options within a two-block span.
The Market Place of Tarpon Springs opened October 29 in the former Sweetbay at 1943 N. Pinellas Ave. The Market Place offers 29,000 sq. ft. featuring 21 specialty shops,110 variety shops, 200 vendor spaces, exhibits, a 1,600 sq. ft. banquet hall, and food for a fun and unique shopping experience.
|Duke Energy Offering Rebates for new EV Stations Thinking about installing new EV chargers at your business or HOA? If so, Duke Energy is offering rebates for installing EV charging to qualifying businesses. Rebates are for commercial properties that would involve installing a Level 2 or DC Fast Charger. The City has EV charging stations at several parking lots including City Hall, Downtown and the Splash Park.
|Opening Nov. 4: Stumpy’s Hatchet House Tarpon Springs Not only is Nov. 4 First Friday, it’s also opening day for Stumpy’s Hatchet House, 201 E. Center St. along the Pinellas Trail. Stumpy’s offers 13 throwing pits, outdoor games, and a mezzanine for viewing all the activity. The 6,300 sq. ft. space also includes a bar with light snacks and drinks. Make your reservation now and learn the art of axe throwing. Stumpy’s will be open five days a week, Wednesday-Sunday.
|Expansion of Municipal Lots Adds More Parking DowntownDowntown Tarpon Springs has added more than 100 parking spaces in the past year through lease agreements with private parking lot owners and road upgrades that added spaces along West Court Street. The leased lots include the northeast corner of Hibiscus and Orange streets and the lot behind 116 S. Pinellas Ave. Municipal parking lots downtown now provide about 210 spaces with additional on-street parking available and four EV charging spaces. Efforts continue to identify more parking at no cost to residents.
|Tarpon Springs November Events and Festivals Enjoy shows and performances with TarponArts, and enjoy these city festivals and events:
Sunset Beach Concert, Thursday, November 3
First Friday, Friday, November 4
Seafood Festival, Friday-Sunday, November 11-13 Second Saturday Market, Saturday, November 12
Merry Martini, Saturday, November 19
Wine Walk, Saturday, Nov, 26
Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday-Sunday, November 26-27
Visit ExploreTarponSprings.com for citywide events and tourism information.
|Available PropertiesClick below for current listings of available commercial properties in the city.Properties for Lease Properties for Sale