From new burrito joints to upscale burger restaurants, Tampa will soon see a tidal wave of new places to eat, as developers start investing again.
The most eager of restaurant companies came to Tampa this week for the International Council of Shopping Centers’ retail show at the Convention Center, and many made deals for new locations on the spot.
“For a long time, we were worried about a double-dip recession. That didn’t happen,” said Justin Greider, vice president of the Orlando commercial real estate firm Crossman & Co. “Stability is good.”
Unemployment continues to drop, and people with jobs feel more stable, Greider said. Fast, casual and affordable places fit right into the country’s new spending mind-set.
Here’s a rundown of what to expect: