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Tampa Confidential: Laura Roy, Property Manager, The Morrison

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Franklin Street's Laura Roy, property manager for The Morrison, shares her favorite spots in Tampa Bay.

Franklin Street’s Laura Roy serves as property manager for The Morrison, a five-story, mixed-use lifestyle development project in the Soho Corridor of Tampa.

Favorite spot to take guests from out of town: Grab a Tampa Bay Orange Crush at The Sail Pavilion while the sun sets, jump on the Pirate Water Taxi and head up the river to Ulele.

Favorite place to watch a Lightning game with friends: I can honestly say I only watch the Lightning when I can make it to Amalie Arena. The energy in the arena and live action on the ice is so much fun!

Favorite local boutique: Why Not Boutique is affordable and fun! They have the absolute best selection of clothes and accessories for Gasparilla season.

Favorite local store: The Write Stuff has the cutest selection of gifts and stationery for all occasions. You can always find a last-minute gift there that doesn’t scream “last-minute gift.”

Favorite place for a healthy meal: Zoe’s Kitchen has the freshest Mediterranean food. They have grab-and-go snacks and salads if you’re short on time and want to eat healthy. The harissa red pepper hummus with cucumbers and pita bread is delicious!

Favorite dive restaurant: If you love grouper sandwiches, do yourself a favor and check out Big Ray’s Fish Camp. And don’t forget to order the garlic fries!

Favorite place for a cup of coffee and coffee drink of choice: The Morrison is thrilled to welcome the Blind Tiger Café! The 1920s speakeasy-inspired coffee house is the perfect place to sit and relax with a cup of coffee. The Blind Tiger blend is delicious.

Favorite dive bar: The Hub. If I have made it to The Hub, I have stayed out way too late. I dare you to go there and order a double!

Favorite place to grab a drink downtown: Le Méridien used to be the old federal courthouse in downtown. The bar, Bizou Brassiere, has a cool throwback vibe with great cocktails.

Favorite place for a long walk: Downtown Tampa’s skyline is so beautiful when the sun is setting. There’s no better vantage point than Bayshore Boulevard.

Favorite restaurant across the bay: Stillwaters Tavern in Downtown St. Petersburg is a great spot for comfort food and craft cocktails.

Favorite place across the bay: Downtown St. Pete – no question! I love everything about it. Downtown St. Pete has something for everyone, and I always enjoy my time there. ­­­

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