This should bring a beer-foam smile to Lightning hockey fans' faces: Ferg's is coming. http://t.co/4UdnRcg7o0 @westonphippen @TB_Times
— Bill Varian (@VarianTimes) January 30, 2014
Ferg’s Sports Bar to open new location near @TBTimesForum - from @tbbjnewsroom http://t.co/DZnlGFE01nGood 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.
— Lizz Harmon, CEO (@LizzHarmon) January 29, 2014
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.
Proof that the Rays are coming to channel side. ferg's sports bar opening soon in channelside. ;)
— Dave Costa (@mrclean301) January 30, 2014
Ferg’s to open second location across from Forum: For each of the 81 Rays home games at Tropicana Field... http://t.co/7IDm4ffKaq #tampaSo, 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.
— Tampa News Network (@NewsTampaFL) January 29, 2014