Hyde Park in Renaissance: New Shops Reinvent Village


*header image via bartaco

 

Hyde Park Villiage, located in the heart of the Hyde Park Historic District, has long held the reputation as one of the most desirable places to live and explore in the city of Tampa. 

Since the first buildings were constructed in 1905, Hyde Park has featured the best in local and high-end retail and restaurants.

This year the historic area has undergone a few changes. With new restaurants and shops arriving, the district has once again cemented its reputation as a must-visit destination in the city of Tampa.  

*Photo via Paper Source

Paper Source opened earlier this spring. The store is a premiere papery and gift retailer offering a selection of fine papers, custom invitations and announcements, distinctive gifts, quirky greeting cards, gift wrap, paper craft kits, party supplies and personalized stationery and stamps. 

*Photo via Paper Source

Paper Source's mission is instill creativity and individuality in all of their customers. It is a shopping experience catered to the specific aesthetic of the shopper.

Paper Source is located at 714 South Village Circle View. 

*Photo via Goody Goody

Goody Goody Burger is set to make its debut in Hyde Park later in 2015. The burger restaurant closed in 2005 before being purchased by the Columbia Restaurant Group. Goody Goody was a Tampa staple known for their pies and toasted sandwiches. Tampa is ready for a classic cheeseburger and a baked ham behemoth. 

Goody Goody will be located at 1601 West Swann Avenue next to CineBistro.

*Photo via bartaco

bartaco just recently arrived in Hyde Park. bartaco is a casual dining spot in Hyde Park with a serious cocktail list. Their drinks menu includes the bartaco margarita, mojito, old thymer (four rose bourbon + carpano antica vermouth + thyme + lemon + orange) and more. 

*Photo via bartaco

Their food menu is a simple blend of Cali style tacos with some interesting fillings. You can order fried oyster tacos, falafel tacos along with the traditional chicken and beef. The restaurant provides a casual taco shack vibe but provides table service. 

*Photo via bartaco

bartaco is located at 1601 West Snow Avenue. Call 813.258.8226 for official hours. 

On Swann, headed by industry experts Chris Ponte, John Cooper and Trudy Cooper, will also open its doors later in 2015. The concept will feature locally sourced ingredients in a seasonally inspired menu. 

On the heels of good food, amibitious entrepreneurs and renewed interest in the historic area, Hyde Park once again cements itself as a spot for visitors and residents to visit. 

Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.