New Boat-Up Restaurant to Open in Westshore Marina District of Tampa Bay

Tampa, Fla. — BTI Partners, a real estate development firm, has closed on the sale of a 1.6-acre site slated to become a waterfront restaurant in Tampa Bay’s Westshore Marina District. The deal adds a boat-up restaurant to the District’s roster of specialty retail tenants to serve the Tampa Bay area. The parcel was sold to D&G WMD, LLC.

The restaurant, named Paloma, will be located at the grand entrance of Westshore Marina District and will become a landmark for boaters and residents of Tampa/St. Pete as a destination waterfront restaurant. Paloma will be the first locally owned and operated restaurant of this scale in the South Tampa area.

Westshore Marina District is a 52-acre master-planned community overlooking one of the largest yacht basins on Tampa Bay. The sprawling community is off Westshore and Gandy Boulevards on Old Tampa Bay across from St. Petersburg. The District has been developed in phases, with BTI Partners as the master developer.

“Paloma will not only fill a void in the community but it will also be the first of its kind in the growing South Tampa area,” says Britney Mroczkowski, CCIM, vice president of retail development with BTI Partners. “Paloma complements other restaurants that have already signed leases in Westshore Marina District, like Cru Cellars. BTI Partners has been carefully curating the restaurant and retailer mix in the District and working diligently to provide our residents, and the surrounding area, with unique concepts both on the local and national level. Our restaurants will cater to the residents’ everyday needs from a quick bite and coffee in the morning to memorable evening dining experiences, weekend champagne brunches and late night drinks overlooking the water.”

Paloma will be the only waterfront restaurant in Tampa Bay with a second level indoor and outdoor dining area overlooking the largest and most impressive yacht basin on Tampa Bay. Visitors will have the ability to arrive by boat, via the transient dock at Paloma, which connects to the Friendship Trail. The trail forms a continuous path connecting all aspects of the district including Paloma, Marina Landings town center, Westshore Marina, public parks and residential communities, including the luxury condominium Marina Pointe now under construction. Visitors coming to Paloma will have the ability to stay for the day and explore the District.

David and Ginger Willis of D&G WMD, LLC partnered with restauranteurs Scott and Karina Tashkin to own and operate Paloma.

“Paloma will be a one-of-a-kind dining destination offering an elegant, coastal atmosphere with a diverse menu,” says Tashkin. “Whether you decide to arrive, by car, boat or just a nice walk, you’ll feel a sense of relaxed sophistication with its unique architectural design and coastal flair. Paloma offers an entirely new dining experience to Tampa with an elevated marina view dining room, waterfront bar & pavilion for sunset drinks and second-level patio for private special events.”

Site work at Marina Pointe has commenced as construction of its 150-slip deep-water marina is underway within the Westshore Marina District. Once completed, Marina Pointe will consist of three luxury water-inspired condominium towers designed to transform South Tampa’s urban living. Marina Pointe’s first tower will include 113 luxury condominiums and seven townhomes with views overlooking Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg skyline. The tower is projected to deliver in fourth quarter 2021.

The master-planned community’s walking trails and parks on the water connect to the new marina on a 13-acre deep-water basin. Floating docks will feature a full-service marina to accommodate vessels from 40 feet in length to 100+ feet.

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SOURCE: BTI Partners

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