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Boat-up restaurant planned for Westshore Marina District

The community on the Tampa side of the Gandy Bridge also will have a grocery store and salon.
Renderings of Paloma, a boat-up restaurant planned for Tampa's Westshore Marina District.
Renderings of Paloma, a boat-up restaurant planned for Tampa's Westshore Marina District. [ The Construction Zone ]
Published Dec. 17, 2019

TAMPA — Paloma’s, a boat-up restaurant, is planned for a 1.6 acre site in Westshore Marina District. The district’s master developer, BTI Partners, recently sold the parcel for $2.425 million to D&G WMD, LLC. Its principals, David and Ginger Willis, will team up with restaurateurs Scott and Karina Tashkin to own and operate the restaurant.

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Open from morning to night, Paloma will have an elevated dining room with a view of the district’s 150-slip marina; a waterfront bar and pavilion; and a second-level patio for private special events. The Tashkins operate the Getaway, a popular bayside tiki bar on the St. Petersburg side of the Gandy Bridge. In addition to the restaurant, the district will include a salon, juice and coffee bar, and a grocery. Several hundred people already live in apartments and townhomes in the district, where three condo towers also are planned.