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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.

Coca Cola Florida has bought a 400,000-square-foot warehouse in Polk County, in a $30 million investment. The warehouse is located in Winter Haven’s Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center, and has access to Interstate 4, U.S. 27 and State Road 60. In a release, the company said that the investment “positions the company to meet the demands of the fast-growing customer and consumer base of Polk County and surrounding areas.” Coke Florida currently employs 200 people at the new warehouse, and has plans to hire at least 100 more in the coming months. It serves 20 million customers in 47 counties, including Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville.

Water Street Tampa, the $3 billion development in downtown Tampa, will be gaining an exciting new restaurant, from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The restaurant company, which currently operates Ocean Prime Tampa, will open The Pearl, a restaurant, tavern and oyster room. On offer will be entrees, sharing plates and oysters, as well as cocktails, wines, lagers, ales and stouts. It’s due to open next year at luxury apartment complex, The Heron. Founder and CEO Cameron Mitchell said he’s “thrilled to bring The Pearl to Water Street Tampa and to join the exciting new growth that’s taking place in the area”.



The second phase of development work is due to begin on Altura Bayshore, the luxury condominium tower currently being built in Tampa. Construction on the 23-story tower is underway, and foundation work is being prepared. Development group Ronto say that 50% of the units in the building have been sold, with several floors only having a single unit left. Building work is expected to be completed in 2023. Ronto also said the tower will be the only one in the area with a ‘rooftop experience’, with a pool, outdoor bar and clubroom.

Tampa International Airport has a reported 600 positions to fill, with passenger levels creeping steadily towards pre-pandemic numbers. A hiring fair will be held on November 9, between 9am and 3pm. Among the businesses hiring include airlines, restaurants, car rentals and ground handling companies. John Tiliacos, executive vice president of operations and customer service, said “we’ve had great success with our hiring events this past year, and we’re excited to continue growing our Tampa International Airport family”.



A Washington, D.C. investor has bought an apartment complex near Tarpon Springs for $65.6 million. RSE Capital Partners also recently bought the Lotus at Starkey Ranch apartments in Pasco County for $87 million, as well as the Icon Harbour Island residential tower a couple of years ago for $131.5 million. The Tarpon Springs property offers direct access to the Pinellas Trail, a popular cycling and pedestrian trail that stretches from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs.

There’s plenty of exciting development work happening in Tampa Bay! If you’re coming to Tampa to work in one of the new restaurants or one of the other business developments, or you’re waiting for construction to be completed on your new forever home, you’ll find your short-term home in one of our furnished month-to-month rentals. Our apartments are located throughout Tampa, so you’ll be perfectly placed wherever you need to be. All our rentals come with utilities, WiFi, cable television, beds, wardrobes, dressers, and appliances, as well as cutlery, an iron and board, and bath and hand towels.



And if you can’t say for sure how long you’ll be in Tampa, it’s not an issue. At Ready Stays, we’re happy to be as flexible as you need, and offer contract-free stays, so you can focus on making the most of your time in Tampa.

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