November 30th, 2016

Tampa Bay Business Journal


Charcuterie and cheese shop coming to Hyde Park Village

A charcuterie and cheese shop will join Hyde Park Village’s extensive foodie offerings in 2017.

The South Tampa shopping and entertainment district on Wednesday announced two new tenants that will open next year. Fig & Julep, slated to open at 1621 West Snow Circle, will also sell cocktail-culture accessories and unique cocktail mixers, condiments, chocolates and items for entertaining.

Fig & Julep is a sister store to The Ancient Olive, which has locations in Winter Park, St. Augustine and the Villages. A Fig & Julep store is also in the works for Winter Park.

“When my co-owner, Bryan, and I left our corporate jobs in 2009 to open our first retail store we’d been longtime shoppers and fans of Hyde Park Village but it was in decline,” Fig & Julep co-owner Jeffrey Schrader said in a statement. “Seven years later, Hyde Park Village is regaining its status as a premier shopping, dining and event destination. We are so very excited to be part of the renaissance!”

Surf Outfitter will also open in 2017 at 1607 West Swann Ave., between CineBistro and Goody Goody. It sells “swimwear, board shorts, bikinis, sunglasses, equipment and accessories that cater to and represent the surf and waterman lifestyle,” according to a news release from WS Development, which owns Hyde Park Village.

WS Development has spent the last two years pouring millions into the redevelopment of Hyde Park Village, putting in new facades and sidewalks and bringing in a variety of new restaurants and retailers, including Sprinkles Bakery, Goody Goody, Paper Source, bartaco and Vineyard Vines, among others.

Ashley Gurbal Kritzer is senior reporter for the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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