The Hall on Franklin, Foundation Coffee, Fancy Free Nursery and Garagiste Meadery are all markers of a small business renaissance in Tampa Heights. Franklin Street especially has enjoyed a renewed sense of vigor since the addition of the Indie Flea at the Rialto Theatre and the opening of Hidden Springs Ale Works.
Nearly one year ago, in August of 2016, Foundation Coffee Co. expanded from Riverview to Tampa. The owners have cultivated a space rich with the scent of fresh (occasionally gluten-free) pastries and bold roast. It’s not uncommon to see students, entrepreneurs and networkers meeting, working and innovating inside their aesthetically remarkable Franklin Street space.
Foundation owners continue to color the Yellow Brick Row
Foundation owners Jason and Emily Smith seem to have an inexhaustible drive. In addition to roasting their own coffee, the pair also run Outdoor Impressions, a hardscaping company that specializes in outdoor kitchen and living spaces, paver driveways, patios, walkways, entryways, pergolas, arbors, water features, fire pits, fire places and design services.
Now, we can add CAVU to the list of awesome concepts the Smiths have delivered to our city. Located at 1603-1601 North Franklin Street, CAVU will further activate the already in-demand area. For updates on an opening timeline and membership details, follow CAVU on Facebook.