Boat Run Oyster Company, a New Culinary Concept by SaltBlock Hospitality, to Open at Sparkman Wharf

ampa, Fla. (August 5, 2018) – Joining Foundation Coffee, Whatever Pops, and recently announced Gallito, Boat Run Oyster Company, a new concept developed by Tampa-based SaltBlock Hospitality, will be located within the dining garden at Sparkman Wharf, Tampa’s new waterfront destination for work, outdoor recreation and dining.

Boat Run Oyster Company is a tide-to-table concept, celebrating the most sustainably-raised, diverse, and delicious oysters from around the world, as well as, locally-grown on their farm in Cedar Key, FL. Boat Run will serve a menu of freshly-shucked raw and chargrilled oysters and seasonal Florida favorites, such as local shrimp rolls and stone crab.

“Sparkman Wharf offered a unique opportunity to take part in the exciting redevelopment of Tampa’s downtown urban landscape. We are also thrilled to collaborate with SPP and work alongside such creative and talented restauranteurs,” said Ryan Conigliaro, co-founder of Boat Run Oyster Company.

Together, the dining garden concepts will celebrate great food and community, with inventive new ideas and menus not found anywhere else in the city.

Currently under construction by Tampa-based contractor EWI, the dining garden, biergarten, and recreational lawn are slated to open in October 2018.

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About Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf features approximately 180,000 square feet of reimagined, spacious loft-style office space, 65,000 square feet of ground level retail, and a one- acre dynamic park-like environment, which will feature an intimate dining garden, biergarten, and lawn for recreation, situated in a relaxed, outdoor setting along the Garrison Channel in downtown Tampa. The dining garden will feature ten of Tampa’s best restauranteurs and chefs experimenting with new culinary concepts. Sparkman Wharf is owned and operated by Strategic Property Partners, LLC, the partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. SPP is a full-service commercial real estate development firm based in Tampa, Florida. Feel the spark? Learn more about Sparkman Wharf and sign up to stay in touch at