Chiseler Minaret Market takes over Historic Plant Hall in Tampa

Aerial footage of historic brick building with large silver minaret structures on top.
Plant Hall at University of Tampa | The Chiselers Inc

A one day only shopping event unlike any other takes over Historic Plant Hall in Tampa this March. The Chiselers Market will offer thousands of gently-used household items, furniture, china, silver, crystal, collectibles, kitchenware, appliances, new and vintage designers, jewelry, art, books, plants and garden accessories, toys and much more. This is a Tampa Market not to miss.

This free event is set for March 11 from 9am-3pm throughout historic Plant Hall at the University of Tampa located at 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Over the decades, The Chiselers have raised nearly $10 million to replace windows, repoint bricks and repair many foundations, floors and doors in the Moorish palace built to be a luxury resort on the Hillsborough River. And of course, the organization has helped fund rebuilding of the shining minarets lighting up Tampa’s skyline for more than a century.

A shopping experience under the iconic minarets

“Come shop under the minarets and you’ll find treasures all throughout the marvelous 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now the university administration building,” said The Chiselers President Beth Garcia. “There is simply nothing comparable.”


Every purchase of these incredible bargains makes restoration and preservation efforts possible, including renovating the University of Tampa’s iconic silver minarets, repairing windows and doors, and replacing floors, foundations and balconies at what is surely Tampa’s most photographed historic structure.

a drawing room filled with antique furniture. There's a fireplace on the left side with three windows on the far wall covered by blue curtains.
The Chiselers Annual Market Day inside Plant Hall

On Friday, March 10 from 6pm-8pm, The Chiselers Market Minaret Mixer offers a preview shopping party. Tickets to the event are $75 and can be purchased online.

Chiselers mixer provides an early shopping experience

“Savvy shoppers come to get first dibs while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and Champagne,” said Minaret Mixer Chairwoman Laura Lee Glass. “It’s a win-win, a lovely party, awesome silent auction, fun shopping, all while supporting critical preservation repairs.” Individual tickets are $75. 


To purchase tickets, sponsor and donate online, please visit The Chiselers’ website.

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