Buddy Brew Coffee To Open A New Retail Location In Downtown Tampa’s Park Tower

8/18/17

Tampa’s cherished specialty coffee roaster, Buddy Brew Coffee with the passion to Brew Good and Do Good, announced today that they will open a new coffee shop location in downtown Tampa’s Park Tower.

“We are excited to be opening a location in the heart of downtown Tampa and thrilled to be part of the beautiful renovation plan for Park Tower. We are thrilled about City Office REIT and Feldman Equities’ plan to make the building come alive by creating a beautiful space for building community and connection in our urban center. These plans perfectly align with our Buddy Brew mission - to share joy and inspire hope that transforms our community. The new Park Tower will do exactly that. As a homegrown Tampa brand, we are ecstatic by this opportunity to share this mission with our downtown Tampa community. We love everything about this location and partnership,” said co-owner and CEO of Buddy Brew Coffee, Dave Ward.

“Buddy Brew is an integral part of Park Tower’s multi-million dollar renovation as we focus on providing tenants with a top notch amenity package,” commented co-owner Larry Feldman, CEO of Feldman Equities. This new Buddy Brew Coffee cafe will boast a unique layout and design created by Tampa’s own premier architectural firm, Alfonso Architects. The design will feature a cosmopolitan aesthetic and high-end furnishings to match Park Tower’s modernization. Buddy Brew plans to offer their full menu of coffee drinks, eclectic culinary dishes and select pastries as well as craft beer and wine.

Buddy Brew Coffee’s newest expansion will allow the company to bring their quality specialty coffee and Brew Good Do Good service to downtown Tampa. With the addition of the company’s sixth location, Buddy Brew Coffee is making strides to build brand awareness throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

About Buddy Brew Coffee

Buddy Brew Coffee, specialty coffee craft roaster, was founded by Dave and Susan Ward in 2010 with their first roastery and coffee bar in the heart of Tampa, Florida. Since then, they have rapidly expanded with four additional locations: a Coffee Bar at Oxford Exchange, Buddy Brew in Sarasota, Buddy Brew Hyde Park Village and Buddy Brew Coffee in Terminal F of the Tampa International Airport. The newest location in Park Tower will mark Buddy Brew’s 6th coffee bar. Buddy Brew introduced a new ready to drink bottled cold brew coffee earlier this year that is being distributed to select Publix stores and to their many wholesale partners throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond.

About Park Tower

In November 2016, a joint venture partnership consisting of City Office REIT, Feldman Equities LLC and Tower Realty Partners acquired Park Tower, a 36-story, 475,000 square foot office building located in downtown Tampa. They have since embarked on an extensive multi-million dollar renovation.

The most dramatic change at Park Tower will be the modernization of the building’s façade. In addition to painting the exterior a lighter color, a new and dramatic entrance will feature a ‘Light Box’ on one of the most prominent corners of Tampa. The building’s amenities will be also upgraded, including a striking new lobby featuring Buddy Brew Coffee.

The office tower’s updated design by internationally-renowned architect Gensler will create a Class-A experience that persists from the sidewalk to the tenant door.

In addition to exterior renovations, plans include the addition of new tenant amenities, including:

Buddy Brew Coffee

6th floor “Chill Zone” tenant lounge

All new fitness center and yoga room with spin bikes

Shared tenant conference room

New lobby concierge desk

Renovated parking garage with new LED lighting

About Feldman Equities, LLC

Over the past 30 years, Feldman Equities has developed or acquired over eleven million square feet of office and retail properties with an aggregate value in excess of $3 billion. Feldman is a "re-inventor" of the office building and specializes in turning around distressed office assets. Feldman Equities and its partners own and manage 1.6 million square feet of office space in downtown Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg. www. feldmanequities.com

About Tower Realty Partners

Tower Realty Partners is a privately held, commercial real estate investment & management company based in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1987 by principals Cliff Stein & Reid Berman, Tower Realty partners has been involved in the acquisition, leasing, and management of over 20 million square feet of real estate totaling in excess of $1.6 billion in transactions. www. towerrealtypartners.com

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