UberEATS Launches in Tampa, Noise Ordinance Passes


UberEATS Coming to Tampa

UberEATS has launched in Tampa. Users are able to order food from local restaurant partners through the app. The average order takes roughly 35 minutes from selecting your meal to the food being delivered.

Participating restaurants:
717 South
Acropolis Greek Taverna Ybor
Ava
Beef O’Brady’s Palma Ceia
Bella’s Italian Cafe
Brass Tap
Bungalow Restaurant and Bar
Caffeine
Cafe Hey
Cali Tacos – South Dale Mabry
Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar
Catrinas South Tampa
Chakana Soho
Chocolate pi
Ciccio Water
Datz
District Tavern
Don Pan Bakery
Dough
Drama Burger
Fabrica Woodfired Pizza
Fountain Bistro
Fountain Sushi
Fusion Bowl
Gourmet Pizza Company
Holy Hog BBQ
La Segunda Central Bakery
Little Greek South Tampa
MacDinton’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Miguelitos Taqueria y Tequilas
Mini Doughnut Factory
Mr. Empanada – South Tampa, Drew Park, and West Tampa locations
Mr. Penguin’s – Platt
Noble Rice
Oggi Italian
Oishi Sushi
Piquant Epicure and Cuisine
Renzo’s South Tampa
Smoothie n Things
Soho Backyard
SoHo Donut Company
Square 1 Burgers
Taco Bus – Downtown, Hillsborough, and USF locations
Thai Thani
That’s Amore Restaurant
Xtreme Juice
Yard of Ale
Zudar’s

The app charges a delivery fee of $4.99 on all orders and charges restaurants 30% of profits from each order. The app plans to expand to the entire Tampa Bay area in the coming weeks. Learn more on their Facebook and website.

 

Noise Ordinance Passes

There has been much dispute about the noise ordinance reforms put before Tampa city council this week. The reforms would require businesses in the flourishing SoHo district to keep their volume below 55 decibels after 10pm. The ordinance reform wouldn’t impact Channelside, Ybor or any downtown establishments.

SoHo is surrounded by historic residences and many who live in the surrounding communities complain about music blasting through their living and bedrooms at unreasonable hours during the night. Many council members urged businesses and residents to work together to reach an amicable solution that works for both parties. With the businesses in the area doing so well, local owners fear that a new noise ordinance could put a damper on the growth and force late night customers elsewhere.

Local musicians could also be put out of gigs should the reforms take permanent effect in the city. A petition circulated online before the meeting on Thursday morning in opposition to the revisions. 1,746 Tampa Bay area citizens had signed before the meeting began. Those in opposition to the changes state that 55 decibels is ludicrous volume limit. Several business owners noted that traffic alone violates such an rule.

While the council did wind up passing the new requirements, they have agreed to bring it back up for debate at a future workshop next month.

Are you in favor of these changes? Let us know in the comments.

 

Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. He is also a Realtor® at Smith and Associates Real Estate. A marketing expert by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation.