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Shake Shack will open in Midtown Tampa

Rendering of Tampa's new urban district, Midtown Tampa
Rendering of Midtown Tampa reveals plans for Whole Foods, a 3-acre lake and more.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal reports that Shake Shack, the super popular burger chain with a huge presence in the Northeast, will open at the Midtown Tampa development. An opening timeline is still TBD, but you can get all the details by reading the Biz Journal’s full report.

Time to devour crinkle cut fries

Why is this blogger so excited about Shake Shack arriving in the city of Tampa? It’s just so damn good. It’s the fast-casual restaurant of my dreams. The crinkle cut fries are perfectly crisp, the loaded mushroom burger and the regular veggie burger are supremely filling.


If you want a breezy in-and-out dining experience, then Shake Shack is a truly clutch option. The concept even offers hearty loaded hot dogs, big fried chicken sandwiches, and a litany of milkshakes to satiate your sweet tooth.

Shake Shack joins an impressive roster

Once open, Shake Shack will join anticipated developments like REI Co-Op, which announced plans for a 22,500-square-foot retail store in the district back in August 2019.

REI isn’t your average retail shop. It’s a member-owned cooperative. They currently boast 300,000 members in Florida with shops open in Winter Park and Jacksonville. 


Don’t worry. Anyone can shop at REI. 

Members pay $20 for a lifetime membership and share in the company’s profits through an annual dividend, according to a press release.

Other planned retail and dining options in Midtown Tampa include a Whole Foods Market, an Oprah-backed True Food Kitchen, the Element Hotel by Westin, and Burton’s Grill & Bar.

Welcome to the city within a city

Midtown Tampa is described as a new urban district at the center of I-275 and Dale Mabry. Midtown sits on 22 acres with 1.8 million square feet dedicated to retail, residential, 3 Class A office buildings, entertainment, and hospitality. 

It’s a city within a city, and we’re just here waiting to move in. Plans for the space also include Midtown Commons, a 3-acre Midtown Lake with a running trail surrounding it, and an off-leash dog park.


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