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Jeff Vinik just bought the most expensive condo in Tampa Bay for $8.34 million

It is one of just 38 residences in the exclusive Tampa Edition hotel.
 
The exterior of The Tampa Edition hotel in Tampa in 2022.
The exterior of The Tampa Edition hotel in Tampa in 2022. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Published Feb. 6, 2023|Updated Feb. 6, 2023

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, who spearheaded the transformation of Tampa’s Water Street, now owns one of the most exclusive residences in the neighborhood: a record-breaking $8.34 million condo at the Tampa Edition.

Vinik and his wife, Penny, purchased the penthouse at 1000 Water Street last week, according to records from the Hillsborough County Clerk’s office.

A condo at the Tampa Edition. Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife, Penny, just purchased the penthouse for $8.34 million.
A condo at the Tampa Edition. Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife, Penny, just purchased the penthouse for $8.34 million. [ Smith and Associates Real Estate ]

It is the most expensive condo ever sold in the Tampa Bay area. That record was previously held by a different unit in the same building that sold for just under $8 million in July.

The Edition, Tampa’s first five-star hotel, opened in October. There are only 38 residences in the condo portion and all of them have been sold, according to Smith & Associates Real Estate, the brokerage handling listings at the property.

Vinik’s unit takes up the entire top floor of the 26-story building.

A living room in one of the luxury condominiums at the Tampa Edition hotel. The penthouse Jeff Vinik purchased is one of only 38 residences in the building.
A living room in one of the luxury condominiums at the Tampa Edition hotel. The penthouse Jeff Vinik purchased is one of only 38 residences in the building. [ Strategic Property Partners ]

Condo residents have access to all of the hotel’s amenities, including the spa, the rooftop pool and the terrace. There is also a residents-only gym, social kitchen and lounge, and an “on-premises lifestyle manager,” according to the building’s website.

Vinik could not immediately be reached for comment.