The 2014 Sant' Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City brought thousands of people to the historic district. The two-hour parade started at 7 p.m., featuring dozens of floats, marching bands, and of course hundreds of thousands of strings of beads.
Bryan Roberts opened the Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City with a mission to bring the community together. Monday, the cooperative behind the Roosevelt announced its closing due to a lack of funds.
"Ybor is a tough spot for a place like Roosevelt," Roberts said. "It just wasn't financially sustainable. We're going to regroup and see where we stand now."
Redner Enterprises owns the building at 1812 N. 15th St. Roberts said he and his crew tried to gather enough investors to purchase the building (Redner Enterprises said the building is no longer for sale and they're negotiating with a new tenant). Roberts said maintaining the building cost the Roosevelt upwards of $6,200 a month. Coupled with costs of necessary renovations (more than $125,000), they decided it was time to move on.
Despite the sweltering heat, more than 100 people showed up to the dedication of the Adamo Drive Mural, American Journey, joining Mayor Bob Buckhorn and mural artist Michael Parker in a dedication ceremony to celebrate its official unobstructed view, allowing all a glimpse of Ybor City’s rich history.
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Join Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Tampa community leaders this Tuesday, May 21, to celebrate the newly finished Adamo Drive Mural. The dedication is taking place at 2 p.m. which will include a preliminary session with the artist, Michael Parker, and a reception afterward.
If you haven’t heard already, two of the more talked about dance clubs in Ybor City have now integrated their best nights into one location. Barbarella Tampa, formerly on Seventh Avenue, has relocated its popular Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights to the Ybor City Social Club, a nightspot that's been a favorite in the GLBT scene and will still maintain its popular Thursday night event.
Independent Bar Group (Barbarella Austin, Barbarella Tampa, and Independent Bar Orlando) have to decided to collaborate with Florida Entertainment Group (G.Bar, The Honey Pot, The Social) by pooling their collectively more formidable nights into the cozier and more centrally located Ybor City Social Club building.
The old broom factory at 3606 E. Fourth Ave. is not too hard to find but even show director Kelly Stevens understands why some people might hesitate to venture to this dark part of Ybor City.
Go! Especially if you like good music, edgy nude art, and a cool party atmosphere.
Stevens and crew has again transformed this old dusty space into a well lit and art-rich venue. It is a lot of work for a three-day show. Exhibits include sculptures, paintings, photograph and live performance art.