FIT BOWL CO. SUPERFOOD BAR IS COMING TO SPARKMAN WHARF
New Health-Focused Restaurant is Seventh Retail Lease Signed in Eight Weeks at
Water Street Tampa’s Waterfront Dining Destination
TAMPA, FL (March 18, 2021) – On the heels of announcing six new retail concepts at Sparkman Wharf in January, Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is adding Fit Bowl Co. Superfood Bar to join the waterfront destination’s popular dining scene. Fit Bowl Co. is bringing their health-conscious, superfood concept to the dining garden.
“2021 has already been a banner year for Sparkman Wharf, with seven new retail leases signed since January,” said Susan Martin, Vice President of Retail and Place Management for SPP. “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Fit Bowl Co. and introduce a new dining concept that is sure to become another popular healthy option for the growing number of people who live in, work in and visit Water Street Tampa every day.”
Fit Bowl Co. will offer plant-based creations like acai bowls, smoothies, refreshing beverages, vegan soft serve, as well as prosecco and sorbet floats for adults. The natural ingredient-focused restaurant will be moving into one of Sparkman Wharf’s shipping containers facing the park and offering quick, healthy bites and beverages. The Sparkman Wharf location is an expansion from Fit Bowl Co.’s successful original location on Davis Islands.
“Fit Bowl Co. prides itself on creating delicious meals and snacks crafted from wholesome ingredients and nutritious superfoods, and we look forward to becoming the new go-to spot to grab a quick, healthy bite (or a less-guilty treat) at Sparkman Wharf,” said Trent McAree, owner of Fit Bowl Co.
Fit Bowl’s lease signing builds on a robust start to the new year for Water Street Tampa, which signed several new retail leases throughout the neighborhood since January. The new concepts include Noble Rice, The Battery, BurgerFi, Coldwell Banker, Murph’s BBQ, 7th + Grove South at Sparkman Wharf and 3 Corners, which is opening this summer at Heron, the neighborhood’s first residential rental offering. These exciting new concepts join existing office, retail and restaurant outposts at Sparkman Wharf, including Jeni’s Ice Cream, Joyful Notion, Splitsville, Fermented Reality, F45, Jotoro, Naked Farmer, Edison’s Swigamajig, Gallito, Flock and Stock, The Corners Pizza, Main Ingredient and Modern Paws. Fit Bowl. Co is taking the container space formerly home to Blind Tiger Coffee Roasters.
Anchoring Water Street Tampa—the 56-acre mixed-use development transforming downtown Tampa into a dynamic, walkable neighborhood—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, locally-sourced biergarten and recreation lawn programmed with community events.
For more information on Sparkman Wharf’s exciting retail tenants and to stay up-to-date with the latest project news, visit www.sparkmanwharf.com, or follow @SparkmanWharf on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Strategic Property Partners
Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is a full-service real estate developer, owner and operator focused on world-class execution, innovation and creating high-quality experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on 56 acres of contiguous land the company owns in downtown Tampa along the waterfront. The phased Water Street Tampa development project commenced vertical construction in 2018 and is revitalizing the downtown Tampa core into an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of approximately nine million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, educational, and retail uses, totaling over $3.5 billion in private investment from SPP. The company is owned and capitalized through a partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. For more information on Water Street Tampa, visit www.waterstreettampa.com.
About Sparkman Wharf
Situated on Tampa’s sparkling downtown waterfront, Sparkman Wharf features 180,000 square feet of spacious loft-style office space, 65,000 square feet of ground-level retail and a one-acre park. The vibrant central park is home to an intimate dining garden, locally-sourced biergarten and recreation lawn that is programmed regularly with community events. Sparkman Wharf’s dynamic dining garden is home to a variety of unique dining concepts housed in refurbished shipping containers by chefs and restauranteurs from the Tampa community and beyond. Located at the intersection of the Garrison Channel, Ybor Turning Basin and Sparkman Channel, Sparkman Wharf is owned and operated by Strategic Property Partners, LLC. For more information, please visit www.sparkmanwharf.com.