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06 Nov

Rialto Theatre wins Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2015 Award: Best New Old Theater

Late last year, newlyweds Hope Donnelly and George Carter II started their new lives together by taking over the long-abandoned, then 88-year-old 10,500-square-foot space on the outskirts of downtown Tampa, which has been the backdrop for a variety of events both public and private — including Avant Guardian’s performance spectacular, Much Ado, dance classes and […]

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06 Jan

Franklin Street Better Block Party in Tampa celebrates potential

The explosion of restaurants, hotels and new apartments in downtown Tampa is ready to burst past the northern boundary of Interstate 275 along North Franklin Street and into Tampa Heights. Ulele restaurant, Water Works Park and the anticipated 43-acre, mixed-use village center project from SoHo Capital, known as The Heights, are leading the way along […]

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11 Nov

Experience 24 hours on the streets of Downtown Tampa

Thanks to forward-thinking leaders, creative entrepreneurs and smart investors, downtown Tampa is experiencing an urban revival. Think of it as an old friend with a snazzy new haircut and wardrobe. The coolest changes celebrate the fresh new look while embracing the grand traditions that define the city’s history. While many of our readers live, work […]

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06 Jun

Dancers in Step from the Start

As if wedding planning isn’t crazy enough, imagine buying and restoring the 88-year-old Rialto Theater just six months before the big day. Hope Donnelly and George Carter II saw professional dance competitions, photography exhibitions and charity fundraisers among the endless possibilities for the aging building they bought in October on the northern end of Franklin […]

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22 Oct

Tampa’s Historic Rialto Theatre Morphs Into Collaborative Space For Creatives

Hope Donnelly started this year with a mantra: “If you’re not scared, your dreams are not big enough.” Her dream? To create a place that provides a sense of community, self-preservation and exploration of arts and creativity in a safe, supportive environment.   Read the full article Tampa’s Historic Rialto Theatre Morphs Into Collaborative Space […]

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06
Nov
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Rialto Theatre wins Creative Loafing Best of the Bay 2015 Award: Best New Old Theater

Late last year, newlyweds Hope Donnelly and George Carter II started their new lives together by taking over the long-abandoned, then 88-year-old 10,500-square-foot space on the outskirts of downtown Tampa, which has been the backdrop for a variety of events both public and private — including Avant Guardian’s performance spectacular, Much Ado, dance classes and […]

10
Jan
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Group touts potential of Tampa’s N. Franklin Street

Just two blocks east of the newly renovated Water Works Park — the crown jewel in Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s redevelopment plan for a prominent stretch of the city’s riverfront — quiet North Franklin Street is mostly vacant. But volunteers, along with members of the Tampa Heights Civic Association and Congress for New Urbanism, have big […]

06
Jan
bettercafe

Franklin Street Better Block Party in Tampa celebrates potential

The explosion of restaurants, hotels and new apartments in downtown Tampa is ready to burst past the northern boundary of Interstate 275 along North Franklin Street and into Tampa Heights. Ulele restaurant, Water Works Park and the anticipated 43-acre, mixed-use village center project from SoHo Capital, known as The Heights, are leading the way along […]

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Nov
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Tampa Heights to get big new brewery and tasting room

Joshua Garman and Austin Good became brew buddies a little over a year ago, and by this spring they’d forged a partnership. Last week, the tandem signed a lease for a 7,500-square-foot warehouse space on Franklin Street in Tampa Heights. By next spring, they expect to open Hidden Springs Ale Works, a brewery and tasting […]

11
Nov
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Experience 24 hours on the streets of Downtown Tampa

Thanks to forward-thinking leaders, creative entrepreneurs and smart investors, downtown Tampa is experiencing an urban revival. Think of it as an old friend with a snazzy new haircut and wardrobe. The coolest changes celebrate the fresh new look while embracing the grand traditions that define the city’s history. While many of our readers live, work […]

19
Jun
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Newlyweds Renovate Historic Rialto Theater as Art and Event Space

Some couples buy a small starter house and save for their dream home. Hope Donnelly and George Carter II are aiming for bigger and bolder. They bought the 88-year-old Rialto Theater with a plan to renovate and run creative arts businesses in the historic movie palace on the north end of Franklin Street in downtown […]

06
Jun
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Dancers in Step from the Start

As if wedding planning isn’t crazy enough, imagine buying and restoring the 88-year-old Rialto Theater just six months before the big day. Hope Donnelly and George Carter II saw professional dance competitions, photography exhibitions and charity fundraisers among the endless possibilities for the aging building they bought in October on the northern end of Franklin […]

22
Oct
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Tampa’s Historic Rialto Theatre Morphs Into Collaborative Space For Creatives

Hope Donnelly started this year with a mantra: “If you’re not scared, your dreams are not big enough.” Her dream? To create a place that provides a sense of community, self-preservation and exploration of arts and creativity in a safe, supportive environment.   Read the full article Tampa’s Historic Rialto Theatre Morphs Into Collaborative Space […]