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[RENDERINGS] Predalina, a new concept from Oxford Exchange owners, opening in Tampa

rendering inside a restaurant with bar seating along both vaulted walls

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.


“As Water Street Tampa continues to take shape, it’s important for us to carefully select retailers that we  know will enhance the daily lives of district residents, office workers and visitors,” said Lee Schaffler, Chief Portfolio Officer for SPP. “Working with Oxford Commons was a natural fit, and we’re excited to  introduce this new dining and unique shopping experience to the Tampa community.” 

A wrap around bar and private dining booths.

Predalina brings a new wine cellar to Tampa

Encompassing approximately 6,900 square feet of indoor dining space and 2,000 square feet of outdoor  patio dining space, Predalina will bring a full-service restaurant and bar complete with outdoor dining, a raw bar, wood-fired oven and wine cellar to Water Street. The space is being designed by NAINOA  Architecture & Interiors and Smith Dalia Architects, two celebrated firms known for designing hospitality,  residential and commercial projects throughout the country.

Predalina owners Blake Casper and Allison Adams are known for their collection of successful restaurants and retail shops throughout Tampa, including Oxford Exchange, The Library and The Stovall House. The new restaurant celebrates the long  and fruitful life of Casper and Adams’ great-grandmother. Born in Brazil, raised in Portugal, and eventually settling in Rhode Island, Predalina Oliviera lived to 101 – and always cherished life by the sea. As a nod to Predalina’s love of waterfront living, the restaurant will focus on fresh, seafood-driven Mediterranean cuisine. Predalina will also offer in-house retail, with products such as custom hand crafted tabletop wares, unique home décor and special gifts. 


Cora, located at 1011 E Cumberland Avenue, rises 23 stories and celebrates “every interaction with nature,” according to the COOKFOX design team. Residents are offered an unrivaled combination of well-designed homes and amenities that encourage a sense of community and personal well-being. Cora features 388 new homes ranging from studio to three-bedroom residences.

Rendering inside a restaurant. wrap around bar. bottles of wine and champagne on shelves.

Decadent seafood concept brings Tampa history to life

COOKFOX Architects is a New York City based architectural and interior design studio. COOKFOX has built a studio focused on high-performance, environmentally responsive design and is well-known for innovative design at the highest standards of environmental performance. 

Predalina will join a wide array of culinary gems in the booming Water Street area. This August, Boulon Brasserie from Next Level Brands will open in Water Street. Wagamama, with current U.S. locations in New York City and Boston, will bring its Asian-inspired cuisine to 1050 Water Street, a forthcoming residential development in the larger Water Street Tampa neighborhood.

A new Publix GreenWise Market is now open on the ground-floor of 815 Water Street. The massive store also features the brand new POURS Cafe, which serves up locally roasted Kahwa Coffee. Bright Ice is a small batch ice cream concept that is highly regarded in both St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park, and the shop is now open on the ground floor of the new Marriott Water Street.

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