The Oxford Exchange is renowned as one of the best brunch destinations in the United States. This gorgeous space features a vibrant bookstore, is home to Warby Parker, a tea and coffee shop, a little apothecary, a champagne bar, and a fantastic restaurant. Every square inch of the venue is an absolute work of art. Somehow, this space is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the city of Tampa. It feels like only yesterday it was opening its doors for the first time.
In honor of Oxford Exchange’s 10-year anniversary, CASS Contemporary has commissioned Australian artist Elliott Routledge to paint a temporary mural on the outside of the Oxford Exchange building. Routledge will begin painting on September 12. Inspired by the trees in the Surrounding area, the abstract installation will decorate the building’s entire exterior in vibrant shades of blue, pink and purple.
Oxford Exchange turns 10 in style in downtown Tampa
Oxford Exchange lovers rejoice, the team behind the celebrated space for books, brunch and more is opening a new concept on the ground floor of Cora in Water Street. Predalina will offer a seafood-driven menu, with a design that will bring together Tampa’s fishing and port history with the future that Water Street has imagined for the city.
Guests of Predalina will also be able to browse an upscale retail concept similar to that of Oxford Exchange. Once open, the restaurant will include a huge wine cellar, a 2,000 square foot outdoor patio, and a raw bar, according to Strategic Property Partners. This concept is expected to open in early 2023.
This isn’t the only development the Oxford Exchange owners are cooking up. The Current Hotel by Marriott was just acquired by The Caspers Co., which owns The Oxford Exchange, The Library, and The Stovall House, for $85 million, according to The Business Observer Florida.
The Current Hotel acquired by OE owners
The Current Hotel, part of the Autograph Collection, is tailor-made for Tampa’s Rocky Point area. The waterfront hotel gives off serious local boutique vibes. One of the first pieces of art you see when you enter the main lobby is a metal work by the prolific Mark Aeling, who some might know as the sculptor behind the Rise Monument in St. Petersburg, and the First in Flight sculpture on the St. Pete Pier.
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