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Tampa Bay Business Journal: Exclusive: First Watch is coming to Westshore

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The developer of Westshore City Center has signed a deal with Florida breakfast-and-brunch chain First Watch.

Westshore City Center — the office park that was known as Austin Center for decades — is in the midst of a multimillion-dollar renovation that includes adding First Watch and a yet-to-be-named New American restaurant by Tampa restaurateur Jeff Gigante to the property.

Two annexes to the building at 1111 N. Westshore Blvd. will be razed to make way for the restaurants. First Watch will occupy a 3,764-square-foot standalone building with a 600-square-foot patio. It is slated to open in early 2022.

Ally Capital Group, controlled by Tampa entrepreneur and real estate investor Andrew Wright, acquired Westshore City Center in early 2019. Wright is also the founder and CEO of Franklin Street, which is handling the property management and leasing of Westshore City Center. Alex Wright, Franklin Street senior director, represented Ally Capital Group in its deal with First Watch.

Franklin Street is also providing project management services for the demolition, shell and site work of the new building.

“Having a quality, casual breakfast and lunch spot on site will add significant value for our tenants as well as those who live and work in the booming Westshore Business District,” Alex Wright said in a statement.

Read the full story from Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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