Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Wednesday that Four Green Fields has been given the rights to build a bar/restaurant inside of Curtis Hixon Park.
“The city received seven very enticing proposals but the Four Green Fields concept with a raw bar is exactly what downtown Tampa is craving,” said Buckhorn. “For over 25 years, Four Green Fields has been a tried and true staple in Tampa and their vision for the park seamlessly integrates with our busy event schedule while providing a much needed additional food options.
Among those losing out on the bid include Columbia Food Services, the parent company of the Columbia Restaurant, which already runs Ulele at the northern end of the Riverwalk
Since Curtis Hixon was redeveloped under former Mayor Pam Iorio in 2010, it has become a magnet for events in the city, especially on weekends. Those special events have frequently included options for food and drink provided by food trucks who come on to the property.
Now they’ll be a permanent place where park patrons can get a drink or some grub.
In the statement issued by the city of Tampa, the Irish-themed pub will offer a “unique raw bar” withboth inside and outside seating. The city says that Four Green Fields plans for a $680,000.00 buildout beginning mid-August and with an expected completion in 16 weeks.