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Midtown Tampa fills out office building as architecture firm Gresham Smith moves into The Loft

An exterior shot of The Loft

As Midtown Tampa continues its fast growth, the development announced yet another business making the neighborhood their home. The Tampa office of Gresham Smith, a Nashville-based architecture and design firm, has signed a lease to move into the third floor of The Loft, Midtown’s boutique office building.

Gresham Smith is relocating from Harbour Island, and as reported by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, their agreement for the 18,000 square feet of office space means The Loft is now fully leased, according to Nicholas Haines, CEO of Bromley Cos., the New York-based master developer of Midtown. The news follows the recent announcement of another business making The Loft its new home as New York-based real estate powerhouse Compass and KAST Construction has also moved in.

Midtown has teased another lease deal currently pending as the final piece to fill up The Loft, so even more news should come soon. With so much office space being filled up, Midtown’s goal of being a live-work-play destination is coming to fruition. Alongside apartment buildings, gyms and a variety of community events, the development has quickly become more than just a good spot for restaurants and bars, though there are still plenty of those, too.

Rendering courtesy Midtown Tampa

Midtown growing quickly as vision becomes reality

Updates and openings for the $500 million mixed-use Midtown Tampa project have been flowing recently as the massive property grows into the community that developers initially envisioned. Just in the last couple months, one new café has already opened as Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea opened a flagship location, and another one is in the works as William Dean Chocolates announced a plan in the works to open a café by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, construction continues on Ponte Modern American, the beautiful new restaurant from celebrated local chef Chris Ponte, and Oronzo Italian just had its grand opening on Monday. Of course, this all follows the celebrated debut of Bella Brava in Midtown this summer.

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