The Corners Pizza, famous for its Detroit-style pizza, expanding in Water Street Tampa

The Corners Pizza, a Detroit-style pizza joint in Sparkman Wharf, is expanding with a new location within the emerging Water Street District.

One of the original ten restaurant concepts in the dining garden at Sparkman Wharf, The Corners is now expanding with a full-service restaurant that will open on the ground floor of Heron, the highly-anticipated new residential building at 815 Water Street.

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Called 3 Corners Pizza and led by local restaurateur Noel Cruz, also known for his acclaimed restaurants Ichicoro Ramen, Ichicoro Imoto, and c.1949 Beer Garden, the restaurant will serve New York-style pies and slices in a sit-down setting with a full liquor bar featuring specialty cocktails and a comprehensive draught program.

“We’re thrilled to announce 3 Corners Pizza and our plans to take additional space in the amazing Water Street Tampa neighborhood,” said Noel Cruz, Founder of The Corners. “I worked in the New York City restaurant world for 20 years, but Tampa is my home, so it’s particularly exciting for me to bring those worlds together with this new dining concept.”

A. 2,500 square foot restaurant

Named after the shape of the iconic New York slice, 3 Corners Pizza will bring true New York-style pizza to Tampa as a complement to the Detroit-style pizzas The Corners serves for take-out at Sparkman Wharf.

Curated by Cruz, the menu will feature both classic and creatively-topped pies, along with oven roasted goodies.

The 2,500-square-foot restaurant at 815 Water Street will feature over 120 seats, a full bar and extensive patio seating for outdoor dining. 3 Corners Pizza joins GreenWise Market, a Publix-owned grocery store offering organic, natural and specialty groceries, in the retail space at Heron. Cruz is also opening Gangchu, a Korean fried chicken and beer restaurant, in nearby Seminole Heights in early 2021.

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“The Corners quickly became a beloved pizza joint at Water Street Tampa since it opened in Sparkman Wharf, and we’re proud to watch that success blossom into another dining experience for our community,” said Susan Martin, VP of Retail and Place Management at SPP, the developer of Water Street Tampa.

One of the largest developments currently under construction in the Southeast, Water Street Tampa is transforming 56 acres into a dynamic mixed-use neighborhood built around wellness, connectivity, walkability and sustainability. The development is bringing nine million square feet of new residential, commercial, hospitality, retail, educational and cultural space to Tampa and reconnecting the city’s downtown core with its long-underutilized waterfront. For more information, please visit their website.

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