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Let’s take a look at everything that’s happening in the Tampa Bay area, what’s coming up in the next few weeks and months, and how Ready Stays is here for your month-to-month rental needs in Tampa.

An insurance startup has raised over $100 million in its Series A fundraising round. Slide, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to “optimize and streamline every part of the insurance process”, plans to use the funding to “accelerate the development of its data-driven technology and operations,” according to a press release. Founding members of the company include co-founder and Chief Scientific Advisor Hassan Sawaf, who previously worked with AI at Facebook, Amazon and eBay.

The SunRunner bus rapid transit (BRT) project has received an exciting update, in the form of nine hybrid-electric buses, which will feature WiFi, level boarding at all doors, and space for bikes. When live, the transport system will cut down travel time from downtown St. Petersburg to the beach from 55 to 35 minutes. The project is scheduled to start in summer 2022, and is costing $43.9 million.



Tampa-based real estate management and investment company TLR Group has partnered with Sarees Investments, of New Brunswick, Canada, to purchase and rename the Tapestry Towne Center apartment community. The firms paid $88 million for the 287-unit development located at Tapestry Lane in Brandon; its new name is Nexus of Brandon. TLR will manage the property, which includes studio, one and two-bedroom apartments, a spa, separate garages and saltwater pools.

CVS Health is investing in an affordable homes project in Tampa. It will give $7.7 million towards the 61-unit building, located on North 12th Street, invested through the Raymond James Tax Credits Funds. The project will provide two and three-bedroom homes at reduced rent, for families in financial need, and also involves Tampa affordable housing developer Blue Sky Communities and the University Area Community Development Corporation. The date construction will begin is yet to be announced.

The building that was once home to a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant has been bought for $4.1 million. The space has been empty since the chain announced it was closing down its restaurants permanently in May of last year due to Covid shutdowns, but could now be on its way to a transformation with new owners Genesis Commercial Group. The property is on 1.19 acres and includes 69 car parking spaces.

An ice cream shop has opened in the food-focused Epicurean Hotel. Chill Bros. Ice Cream already has two shops in the area; Ybor City and South Tampa, and offer both staple and seasonal flavors, including apple pie, fluffer pumpkin and campfire s’mores. All products are handmade from scratch. The hotel will also be home to a new production facility, and the pastry and ice cream kitchen will be visible from the hotel shop.



So, there’s a huge amount of investment being poured into Tampa Bay at the moment, and plenty of opportunities to be had. If you’re coming to Tampa to take advantage of one of the new projects, or to enjoy everything else it has to offer, Ready Stays can provide the perfect housing solution.



With apartments located throughout Tampa, you’ll be just where you need to be to make the most of your time here. We offer contract-free month-to-month stays, meaning your stay can be as flexible as you need it to be. All our apartments are furnished, and come with everything you’ll need for a safe, comfortable stay, including utilities, WiFi, cable television, beds, wardrobes, dressers, and appliances, as well as cutlery, an iron and board, and bath and hand towels. You can rest easy in the knowledge that our apartments are covid-secure, and we follow a strict cleaning protocol between every stay.

All you need to do is enjoy your time with us in Tampa!

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