|CRA Annual Report Reflects Growth, New Business Activity The FY22 Community Redevelopment Agency Annual Report reflects that revitalization and private investment continues to grow throughout the CRA. The report documents financials, new business openings, development projects, incentive grant activity, commercial and residential projects, and beautification and historic preservation programs.
|City Seeks Consultant for Downtown Parking Study A Request for Proposals has been issued for a parking study in Tarpon Springs. The goal of the study is to assess current and future parking needs for the growing Downtown. Bids are due April 27. With a successful bid award, the project is estimated to begin in June and extend through the 2023-24 winter tourism season. The bid document is available through DemandStar.
|Local Business Secures SBA Start-Up Assistance Tarpon Springs Tattoo Company looks to take its business to the next level through guidance and resources available through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Pinellas County Economic Development. SBDC provides free guidance and business assistance to new and start-up businesses throughout the County.
|Local Spotlight: Strong Hands Massage Small businesses comprise nearly 90% of the businesses in the City, and each one has an interesting story to tell about how the business began operating. Strong Hands Massage, 39326 US Hwy 19, has its own unique story that begins with owner Mitchell Lane. Read more on Lane’s path to opening Strong Hands and his claim to fame within the industry.
|Black Rifle Coffee to Construct New Store on US 19 Black Rifle Coffee is opening a new coffee shop in the City on a vacant, undeveloped lot at 40390 US 19. Black Rifle is a veteran-founded and owned coffee shop that also helps other service members successfully transition from the military to entrepreneurship and are committed to hiring veterans. They blend and roast their own coffee and offer several varieties of roasts, from light to dark, five alarm, organic, and more.
|Welcome New Business: Sunshine Eco-Finds Boutique A new women’s clothing and accessories store, Sunshine Eco-Finds Resale Boutique, is expanding from sharing space inside Moonberry Mercantile & Trading, to its own storefront at 409 S. Pinellas Ave. The boutique is hosting a grand opening weekend March 31-April 1, 11 am-6 pm. The owners offer curated second hand clothing and accessories, and will continue to have a limited supply of its clothing at Moonberry Mercantile & Trading.
|Tarpon Springs April Events and Festivals Enjoy shows and performances with TarponArts, and enjoy these city festivals and events:Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Saturday, April 1Sunset Beach Concert, Thursday, April 6First Friday, Friday, April 7Second Saturday Market, Saturday, April 8Movies in the Park, Saturday, April 15Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts Festival, April 22-23Visit ExploreTarponSprings.com for citywide events and tourism information.
|Available PropertiesClick below for current listings of available commercial properties in the city.Properties for LeaseProperties for Sale
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