Tampa, Fla. (August 2, 2017) — Denholtz Associates announces that Inside the Box Cafe & Catering has signed a ground-floor retail lease in The Times Building at 1000 N. Ashely Drive in downtown Tampa. Cushman & Wakefield’s Senior Director Mercedes Angell and Director Lauren Coup negotiated the lease on behalf of Denholtz Associates.
Inside the Box leased the building’s café space on the ground floor of the building’s newly renovated lobby. The café is expected open in July. This will be the third Inside the Box location in the Tampa market. The Tampa-based restaurant has existing locations in Westshore Center and Tampa International Airport.
Inside the Box is a subsidiary of Metropolitan Ministries, a local, independent, faith-based nonprofit organization founded in 1972 and committed to providing services to the poor and homeless in Hillsborough and Pasco Counties. Inside the Box sells gourmet boxed lunches, the proceeds from which are reinvested in efforts to feed less fortunate members of the Tampa Bay community. In the last year, Metropolitan Ministries served nearly 1.2 million meals to local citizens.
Inside the Box locations are staffed by its Culinary Arts Program (CAP) candidates. The CAP program provides vocational training opportunities for men and women transitioning out of homelessness and poverty, producing qualified employees who are prepared for work in the hospitality industry.
“Our ownership of The Times Building has provided us with the unique opportunity to be active participants in the thriving economic and cultural scene in Downtown Tampa,” said Kristine B. Hurlbut, Senior Vice President of Leasing at Denholtz Associates. “Inside the Box’s commitment to running a successful business and contributing to their local community echoes our company’s core values and embodies the types of tenants we hope to attract to our buildings. Throughout our portfolio, our supremely located, modern buildings, such as The Times Building, and our substantial in house capabilities allow us to execute our multi-tenant, risk adjusted leasing strategy to ensure superior returns for our investors while providing innovative and important businesses with a place to call home.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Inside the Box to The Times Building,” said Angell. “Beyond providing tenants convenient access to amazing, award-winning food, Inside the Box has expertly blended business and philanthropy to become one of Tampa’s great success stories.”
The Times Building is a 10-story, 180,630-square-foot office tower featuring high-quality office space, on-site management, lush landscaping, a fully renovated lobby, a new fitness center, ample parking, a shared conference facility and downtown shuttle service. Availabilities range up to ±15,627 contiguous square feet.
The Times Building is located at 1000 North Ashley Drive in Tampa’s Cultural Arts District. This downtown location provides excellent access to Interstate 275, the Straz Peforming Arts Center and Tampa International Airport.