Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fallout From Ferg's Setting Up Shop in Downtown Tampa

There was a lot of excitement last night about Ferg's opening up a second location in Downtown Tampa:
Good for Downtown Tampa, yes.  Especially since its a promising fit for a location that's struggled to make it as a restaurant/bar in recent years.

But don't read too much into this business move - its unlikely Mark Ferguson is opening a bar (in a leased space) simply because he thinks a new baseball stadium may open there five years from now.
So, the bad news in all this is for Rays "conspiracy theorists," as Creative Loafing's Mitch Perry calls them (heck, many of whom regularly comment on this blog), is that the Ferg's move is more about capitalizing on Tampa's thriving downtown.  Ferg saw how often Hattrick's was packed out and saw opportunity - let's hope it fares better than its predecessors.

1 comment:

  1. Yah, but, let's not be "naive" to think that it's not possible for Mark not to have some "inside information" that is based on trust with a part of the Rays, compared to the lack of with the media. Or maybe like most of us (other then neg. Nacey's), maybe we understand that the proof is in the pudding...