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Wagamama opening restaurant in Water Street Tampa

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Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is adding Wagamama, an iconic global restaurant brand, to Water Street Tampa’s robust dining scene. 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, in early 2022. The Water Street location marks Wagamama’s first outpost in Florida.

“Water Street Tampa is creating a new neighborhood and an entirely new retail experience with placemaking and thoughtful community experiences programmed into every element,” said Lee Schaffler, Chief Portfolio Officer for SPP. “Wagamama appreciates attention to detail and is a first-to-market retailer with a lively dining experience, which is exactly what we’re pursuing at Water Street Tampa. We are committed to the future of Tampa, and with the addition of Wagamama, we continue our goal of providing residents and visitors with the ultimate lifestyle experience, all in one place.”

Wagamama opening in Water Street Tampa

Spanning 4,200 square feet, Wagamama’s Water Street location will offer its signature variety of noodle dishes, ramens, shareables and craft cocktails. With over 200 locations, Wagamama has established a reputation for a vibrant, social dining experience with its unique recipes that offer a fresh, modern take on classic Asian-fusion food. Situated at the base of 1050 Water Street, Wagamama will provide another compelling dining option for the growing number of people who live and work in Water Street Tampa, and will complement the booming retail landscape along the neighborhood’s namesake street.

“With our fresh, flavorful cuisine and engaged, social atmosphere, Wagamama is ideally suited for the Tampa market,” added Richard Flaherty, co-CEO of Wagamama USA. “We knew Water Street Tampa, with its focus on community and vibrant street-level programming, was the perfect fit for our high-quality, high-energy dining experience. We’re thrilled to be part of this exciting new neighborhood and make Water Street Tampa our first location in Florida.”

rendering of a sprawling downtown scene with ivy covered awnings

Water Street Tampa is revitalizing downtown

Spanning 56 acres and connecting Tampa’s central business district to its waterfront, Water Street Tampa is a thriving retail and dining destination in Downtown Tampa, complemented by new public parks, homes and offices. With Water Street Tampa’s Phase One completing early next year, Wagamama adds to the diverse array of retail offerings that will serve the live-work-play district at all times of day. Retailers throughout the neighborhood range from ice cream shops and high-end sushi restaurants to fitness studios and local clothing boutiques, and everything in between. Wagamama joins a variety of retailers — including GreenWise Market, Orangetheory Fitness, Chill Bros. Scoop Shop, Shortwave Coffee, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Joyful Notion, Splitsville, F45 and Modern Paws — and restaurants — such as Naked Farmer, 3 Corners, Noble Rice, BurgerFi, The Battery, Fit Bowl Co. Superfood Bar, Murph’s BBQ, Jotoro, Edison’s Swigamajig, Gallito, Flock and Stock, and LightHaus Beer Garden — throughout the neighborhood.

This isn’t the only exciting addition to the neighborhood.

Greenwise Market arrives in downtown Tampa

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.

Fete Du Vin, a week-long event crafted by the minds behind Cru Cellars and the future Bar Bouzy, will conclude with a Champagne tasting inside the Thousand & One Penthouse. 

Water Street’s first exclusive event is also set for this November.

Fête du Vin culminates in this Grand Tasting on November 13, with over 120 wines from the best importers and producers around the world.  In the Penthouse at Thousand & One Water Street, enjoy gorgeous views of the downtown skyline as the sun sets.  

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