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Ben & Jerry’s to open scoop shop in Midtown Tampa

Ben & Jerry’s, one of the most popular and recognizable names in ice cream, will open a scoop shop in Midtown Tampa.

This is another feather in the cap of Midtown Tampa, the massive destination has already debuted an REI, is set to open a Whole Foods soon, and is home to Tampa’s bustling rooftop bar Sal Y Mar.

The Midtown team tweeted the following:

“Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop is coming to Midtown Tampa! The Scoop Shop will be located near Midtown Commons and will have all your favorite ice cream and certified vegan Non-Dairy flavors, plus waffle cones, sundaes, shakes, smoothies, and ice cream catering services.”

What to try at the Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop

The scoop shop features a variety of flavors, including vegan favorites. Here’s a preview of what you’ll experience once Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop opens:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: Vanilla Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Gobs of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Fudge Flakes

Coconut Almond Fudge Chip: Coconut Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Almonds & Fudge Chips

Cold Brew Coffee Fudge Chip: Cold Brew Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Fudge Flakes & a Fudge Swirl

Whiskey Biz™: Brown Butter Bourbon Ice Cream with Blonde Brownies & Whiskey Caramel Swirls

Boots on the Moooo: A Universe of Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with Orbiting Fudge Cows, Toffee Meteor Clusters & Swirls of Sugar Cookie Dough

Food Hall opening soon at Midtown

Midtown is quickly evolving into a key food and drink destination in the Tampa Bay region. The popular Hall on Franklin will close its Franklin Street location to focus on the emergence of its large space at Midtown.

“The Hall on Franklin is moving to Midtown Tampa where we will be able to share our next-generation experience with you,” reads an Instagram post from the food hall.  “It will include outdoor seating, private dining, and enhanced service.”

William Dean Chocolates, a wildly popular chocolate concept renowned in the Tampa Bay region, will join Midtown Tampa in 2021. 

“We’re happy to announce new tenant, William Dean Chocolates to the best-in-class lineup at Midtown Tampa!” the developers wrote in a Facebook post. “Their decadent chocolates have impressed world-wide and their newest location in Midtown will not disappoint as it serves their signature artisan chocolates made with only the finest ingredients.”

22-acres of food and fun

Linking Westshore to Downtown, the 22-acre Midtown Tampa project is centrally located and within minutes of many Tampa favorites, such as Raymond James Stadium, Amalie Arena, International Plaza, Westshore Plaza, University of Tampa and Hyde Park Village, as well as the Tampa International Airport and Tampa Convention Center. 

An authentic and new kind of urban experience, Midtown includes nearly 2 million square feet of retail space, residential living space, and office buildings, with ample parking and intuitive walkability.  A social hub for entertainment and hospitality, Midtown also features the central green space of Midtown Commons, the 3-acre Midtown Lake, and the Watercourse recreational trail. The dual-branded Aloft and Element property will feature 226 rooms and is expected to open January 2021. 

So far, Midtown has announced a new restaurant by chef Chris Ponte, who is a local favorite, as well as Shake Shack, BellaBrava New World Trattoria, Burtons Grill & Bar, True Food Kitchen and Joffrey’s Coffee Tea Café.

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