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Gourmet sandwich shop “Wich, Please” debuts at Sparkman Wharf

Wich, Please is a new gourmet sandwich shop set to join the waterfront dining destination Sparkman Wharf along the Tampa Riverwalk. Owner Dave Burton notes that it is on schedule to open this July.

Today, local Tampa restaurateur Dave Burton announced he will be opening a new restaurant in the dining garden at Sparkman Wharf. The new concept, a creative sandwich shop called “Wich, Please!”, is Burton’s second restaurant at Sparkman Wharf, making him the first to operate two container concepts simultaneously at Water Street Tampa’s vibrant waterfront destination. “Wich, Please!” is scheduled to open in July of this year.


The restaurant officially made its splash in the city the weekend of July 10.

Wich, Please joins a booming culinary destination

“Sparkman Wharf has become one of the region’s top culinary destinations, and as a Tampa native, I’m thrilled to be part of its growth,” said Dave Burton, CEO of Burton Holdings. “We were honored to be part of the initial dining garden with our first restaurant, Flock and Stock, and are proud to support the evolution with ‘Wich, Please!’ We look forward to sharing our delicious and approachable menu with the Tampa community this summer.”

“Wich, Please!” will serve gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads and creative snack smorgasbords, as well as beer and wine. The menu is designed around community, with sharable plates and adventurous pairings to bring friends and family together.


“Flock and Stock has been a favorite restaurant since it opened with us, and we’re pleased to work with Dave again and introduce this exciting addition to Sparkman Wharf. “Wich, Please!” brings another diverse dining option to serve the Tampa community,” said Susan Martin, VP of Retail and Place Management at SPP, the developer of Water Street Tampa.

A lasting food legacy in the city of Tampa

In addition to Flock and Stock and “Wich, Please!”, Burton owns several successful restaurants throughout Tampa, including GenX Tavern and Tampa Pizza Company. He was also the Christine Burdick Downtown Tampa Person of The Year in 2019, presented by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. 

Situated on Tampa’s waterfront, Sparkman Wharf is a central community gathering place featuring a lush one-acre park surrounded by ground-level retail and loft-style office space. The lively central park is home to an intimate dining garden and recreation lawn programmed with community events. 

Wich, Please joins vibrant restaurants and retailers including Flock and Stock, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Joyful Notion, Splitsville, F45, Jotoro, Naked Farmer, Edison’s Swigamajig, Gallito, Fermented Reality, Main Ingredient, Modern Paws, Fit Bowl Co. Superfood Bar, Murph’s BBQ and 7th + Grove South at Sparkman Wharf. 

Major new debuts set at Sparkman Wharf

Several new restaurants and office tenants are opening at the waterfront development this year, including Noble Rice, The Battery, BurgerFi, Industrious, and Coldwell Banker. Sparkman Wharf anchors Water Street Tampa, the 56-acre development transforming downtown Tampa into a walkable, wellness-oriented neighborhood.

For more information, you can visit Sparkman Wharf’s website.

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