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Hyde Park Village shopping center up for sale

TAMPA — Hyde Park Village, the open-air South Tampa shopping center, is up for sale.

Owners of the sprawling home to businesses including CineBistro, LA Fitness and Pottery Barn began seeking bidders over the past week but have given no listing price, said Madison Marquette senior vice president Chuck Taylor, whose firm is a partial owner.

The 270,000-square-feet center at Swann and Rome avenues is mostly owned by commercial juggernaut Vornado Realty Trust, which Taylor said has begun selling off its retail property.

Representatives for Vornado offered no comment. The HFF firm, which is listing the center for sale, did not return requests for comment.

How a sale could affect the outdoor mall's businesses and boutiques remains to be seen.

But Taylor said there was plenty to differentiate the Village from centers such as Channelside Bay Plaza and the Shops at St. Pete, once known as BayWalk, which have languished due to lack of business.

"It's a different kind of center, more mixed-use and in an established neighborhood," Taylor said. "It's an excellent piece of real estate, that's for sure."

Hyde Park Village shopping center up for sale 05/13/13 [Last modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 10:32pm]
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