Big Storm Acquires Darwin Brewing, JC Newman to Open Ybor City Hotel, Restaurant, Other Food News in Tampa Bay | Openings & Closures | Tampa
JC Newman to open hotel, restaurant and cigar lounge in Ybor City Last year, JC Newman Cigar Co. underwent the extensive rehabilitation process of the historic “El Reloj” cigar factory, now dubbed “Tampa’s Last Cigar Factory”. But the expansion doesn’t stop there, as the company recently announced plans to open a new hotel, restaurant and cigar lounge across from its factory-turned-museum in the restored Sanchez y Haya hotel in 1601 E Columbus Dr. in the North. Ybor district. Tampa Bay residents, tourists and history buffs will soon be able to visit the three-story El Reloj Museum, then stroll down E Columbus Drive to JC Newman’s all-new all-inclusive concept, slated to open from here. the end of 2023. jcnewman.com
Big Storm Brewing Co. purchases Darwin Brewing from Bradenton, further expanding statewide Big Storm Brewing Co., based in Clearwater, continues to expand south with its recent purchase of Darwin Brewing in Bradenton, solidifying its position as one of Tampa Bay’s premier local breweries. Darwin Brewing was founded almost ten years ago from Darwin’s on 4th – a popular Peruvian restaurant that closed in 2015 – and Big Storm plans to pay homage to its culinary roots. The Bradenton Brewery and Bar are known for their food and beer pairings, as well as incorporating native Florida ingredients into their beers, characteristics Big Storm will continue to incorporate. In a press release, Big Storm co-owner LJ Govoni says the company will take the coming year to find the perfect home for Darwin. bigstormbrewery.com
Drunk residents of St. Pete can now buy bagged pasta in DalMoros DalMoros makes the best holiday gift for St. Petersburg pasta lovers, late night drunks, or anyone who identifies as both. The quick and casual pasta shop at 653 Central Ave. just launched fresh pasta take-out options for the holidays, but these will also be available for purchase year-round. The family size is $ 9 and serves 3-4 people, while the personal size costs $ 3.50. stpetersburg.dalmoros.us
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