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Business Observer Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 1 week ago

Popular New York burger chain to make debut in area

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Shake Shack will be part of the Midtown Tampa development.

TAMPA — Shake Shack, a New York-based restaurant chain with more than 170 locations around the world, is finally coming to Tampa.

According to a press release, the globally popular brand — which began as a kiosk in the Big Apple’s Madison Square Park in 2004 — will be part of Midtown Tampa, Bromley Cos.’ $500 million mixed-use development project that will link downtown Tampa and the Westshore business district.

“Shake Shack is an iconic brand with worldwide recognition, and is yet another first-to-market restaurant that we’re thrilled to bring to Tampa,” Bromley Cos. CEO Nicholas Haines states in the release. “We’ve followed Shake Shack from its first location next to our office in New York’s Madison Square Park, and appreciate the delight and appeal it has to its customers.”  

Shake Shack, the release states, will be located at Midtown’s main entrance off Cypress Street and occupy 3,200 square feet.

The first phase of the 22-acre Midtown Tampa project is expected to open in early 2021.

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