Advertisement
  1. Business

Atlantic Beer & Oyster to open as part of the Heights project in Tampa

The Heights project in downtown Tampa is under construction and is scheduled to open next year with apartments, market and restaurants.

Photo courtesy Soho Capital
The Heights project in downtown Tampa is under construction and is scheduled to open next year with apartments, market and restaurants. Photo courtesy Soho Capital
Published Nov. 8, 2016

The Heights, a 43-acre redevelopment project around the historic Armature Works building, has signed a lease with Atlantic Beer & Oyster restaurant.

Atlantic Beer & Oyster comes from BE-1 Concepts, the Tampa-based restaurant company behind Boca Kitchen, Bar & Markets, Ciro's Speakeasy & Supper Club and Park Social. Atlantic Beer & Oyster will offer a range of seafood on its menu, including oysters from the East Coast to the West Coast, along with local craft beers.

The restaurant will open outside near the Armature Works building, which is currently being redeveloped into a food hall, event venue and communal office space. The building, which sits at the north end of the Tampa Riverwalk near Water Works Park, is expected to open early next year.

Read More: The Heights project in Tampa to open next year with apartments, market and restaurants

The Atlantic Beer & Oyster will sit underneath a 165-foot water tower that will pay homage to the building's historic past.

"Atlantic Beer & Oyster brings a fresh concept in waterfront outdoor dining to The Heights and all of downtown Tampa," said Adam Harden, principal at SoHo Capital, in a statement. "Visitors will be able to enjoy the freshest of seafood and a variety of oysters, and they'll get to enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in the downtown Tampa area."

The new Atlantic Beer & Oyster will be the third in the chain to open. One restaurant is already open in Winter Park and a second is slated to open early next year in Sarasota.

Read More: The Heights Market concept will be the first of its kind in Tampa Bay

Soho Capital, a Tampa-based real estate firm, announced plans earlier this year to redevelop 43 acres along the Hillsborough River into a mixed use town center that will include condominiums, apartments, retail storefronts and a unique food hall. The 73,444-square-foot Armature Works building, which was once a storage facility for Tampa's streetcars, is being redeveloped to house the Heights market food hall, a communal courtyard and rooftop social area, shared workspace and two restaurants.

Contact Justine Griffin at jgriffin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8467. Follow @SunBizGriffin.