Inside Jeff Vinik’s groundbreaking year

Jeff Vinik is feeling good.

He’s just back from two days of meetings in New York, where he says “people know” about the $2 billion real estate development he and Cascade Investment LLC are backing in downtown Tampa.

“We’re on the radar,” said Vinik, who owns the Tampa Bay Lightning.

It’s been one year since Strategic Property Partners, the holding company Vinik and Cascade formed for the endeavor, unveiled its plans for a 3 million-square-foot, mixed-use district.

In short, it’s… …read more