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Key Info

1910 N Ola Ave.

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The Armature Works Heights Public Market – a 22,000-square-foot industrial market – is Tampa's latest go-to spot for foodies and architecture fans. The 1910 building was formerly the storage and maintenance facility for Tampa Electric's streetcars, contributing to the urban feel it embodies today.

Recent visitors loved the variety of dining options and the space itself. In addition to all the eateries, there is retail shops and a rooftop bar as well as a "Show + Tell" workshop, which is used for everything from cooking classes to wine tastings. There are plenty of activities outside too, including concerts and movies nights. Since the property is right on the Riverwalk, it is easily accessible. It's open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. It welcomes visitors from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Entrance is free. Parking is free during the visit and costs $5 on the weekends. Visit the market's website for more information.

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