Eight new shops and restaurants opened at Tampa International (TPA) this week, the most since the airport’s concessions redevelopment program began in 2016.
The new concepts include New York New York Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Burger 21, Shades of Time and Dylan’s Candy Bar on Airside A; and Spanx, The Body Shop and News Channel 8 on Airside C.
“These new shops and restaurants reflect the local flavor and feel of the Tampa Bay region while also providing passengers access to a wide-range of prominent national and international brands,” said Laurie Noyes, vice president of airport concessions. “These eight new options are a great addition to the airport’s growing concessions program and will hopefully be enjoyed for years to come by our passengers.”
Five of the eight concessions – Dylan’s Candy Bar, Shades of Time, Spanx, The Body Shop and News Channel 8 are operated by Paradies Lagardère. President and CEO Gregg Paradies said the company is “excited to continue to introduce iconic shops to the travelers at Tampa International Airport,” He adds: “We look forward to introducing more concepts to the airport, including PGA TOUR and The Runway.”
Local pizza restaurant New York New York Pizza is operated by TPA Hospitality Partners
“New York New York is a local pizzeria that brings classic New York style to the Bay area,” said Maryann Ferenc of TPA Hospitality. “Guests will know that the recipes are the real deal and the pizza is tossed right here when they bite into a slice. We are proud to bring more of what makes Tampa Bay a great destination to the airport.”
Burger 21, operated by HMSHost, and Chick-fil-A, operated by HBF Tampa Partners also opened this week.
The eight new concessions options bring the airport’s total number of new concessions up to 43.