Channel district takes shape as a neighborhood

It will be years before Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s billion-dollar vision for the urban core comes to fruition, but smaller deals are already starting to pop.

In late June, The Patel Group purchased two old warehouses on North 12th Street, across the street from Bell Channelside. The group is talking to distilleries and breweries about taking space in the larger warehouse and is considering turning the smaller one into an office space.

District Tavern has signed a lease for a 2,850-square-foot… …read more