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Take a peek at the new Sparkman Wharf, formerly Channelside Bay Plaza, in Tampa

To succeed in the same spot where Channelside Bay Plaza flopped, the developers of Sparkman Wharf are looking to add three things lacking in the original building: Sunshine. Views of the water. And a diversity of tenants that goes beyond a choice of restaurants.
Chairs and umbrellas can be seen at the new Sparkman Wharf, formerly Channelside Bay Plaza, in Tampa on Monday, November 26, 2018. Strategic Property Planners, LLC, a Tampa-based real estate development company, prepare to open Tampa's newest mixed-use waterfront destination for outdoor dining and entertainment on Friday, November 30, 2018. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Published Nov. 26, 2018
Updated Nov. 26, 2018
The city of Tampa can be seen from this aerial view at the new Sparkman Wharf, formerly Channelside Bay Plaza, in Tampa on Monday, November 26, 2018 on Friday, November 30, 2018. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
A view of the recreation and gaming area at the Sparkman Wharf today. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Restaurant vendors are housed in shipping containers where they will serve patrons at the Sparkman Wharf. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Restaurant vendors like Foundation Coffee are housed in shipping containers where they will serve food at the Sparkman Wharf. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Chef Jeannie Piero of Edison Food and Drink Lab talks to the press on the opening of Swigamajig, a dive bar and fish kitchen at the Sparkman Wharf in Tampa, Florida. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
A view of the Ybor Channel from the Sparkman Wharf in Tampa, Florida. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Chairs and umbrellas can be seen at the new Sparkman Wharf, formerly Channelside Bay Plaza, in Tampa on Monday, November 26, 2018. OCTAVIO JONES | Times

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