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Water Street Tampa announced it is bringing a “grocery anchor” to downtown Tampa with the arrival of a GreenWise Market in 2021.
WATER STREET TAMPA

By Carl Lisciandrello

Water Street Tampa announced Monday it is bringing a “grocery anchor” to downtown Tampa with the arrival of a GreenWise Market in 2021.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

On top of what used to be a parking lot between the Amalie Arena and the Florida Aquarium, now sits the new Sparkman Wharf.

Mark Schreiner / WUSF Public Media

Hillsborough County commissioners voted 6-1 in favor of spending another $61 million on maintenance of Tampa’s Amalie Arena.

Commissioner Stacy White was the only one of seven to vote against this plan Wednesday.

“I felt it would be premature to be spending such a large amount of the Tourist Development Tax revenues without knowing if they would become available in the future for critical County needs,” he said in a statement.