Quality Inn & Suites Near Fairgrounds Ybor City
4955 East 18th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 623-6000
Fax: (813) 623-6007
Owned and operated by Arturo Fuente Jr. who sells his family's Dominican handmade cigar brands, this cigar shop carries A. Fuente, Montesino, Flor de Ybor City, and the apprentice-rolled Tampa Sweethearts cigars, as well as an array of cigar accessories.
Specializing in fine, hand rolled, and premium handmade cigars, this cigar shop is rated one of the ten best cigar shops in the world and their Cigar Factory is open Monday through Saturday where visitors can see first hand the tradition of cigar rolling.
An interactive, one-of-a-kind art studio and gallery that offers handmade original creatures such as dinosaurs, dragons, frogs, and fish in the form of puppets, backpacks, dolls, and much more. Visitors can also hand paint their own rubber plush monster.
What once used to be warehouses and empty lots is now Tampa's newest elite shopping complex, known as the Channelside Bay Plaza. Starting with the Florida Aquarium and curving around to end at the Tampa Convention Center, the district also includes the Ice Palace, the Port of Tampa, an IMAX movie theater, dining in the form of Newk's, G. Elliot's, and Pop City and a variety of clothing and gift stores. A visit to this happening place will not allow you to get bored.
If you're a book fan, there's hardly any event more exciting than finding an out-of-print treasure you've always wanted. And maybe that "treasure" might indeed some day be a treasure, given the escalation of antique book prices. If you're attending a convention here, you can sneak away for a quick visit; it's just a few blocks away. Once here, however, be prepared to scrap the rest of that meeting to lose yourself in 10,000 volumes of nearly new and older books, not to mention the antiquarian and out-of-print books.
This studio strives to offer a fresh and ever changing selection of contemporary art by local, national, and international artists in a variety of media such as prints, works on paper, sculptures, and oil paintings.
Colored candles, soap bubbles everywhere and a pleasant flowery perfume: no doubt, you can find plenty of good smells at this skincare boutique, to make your skin soft and your home more welcoming. You'll probably meet the owner of this pretty store, who had always loved spending hours in his bath. His motto: getting dirty is only half the fun! Don't hesitate, ask him for some advice, it literally will be a pleasure for him to share the reasons why he chose every single product in his shop. Why would you go to the mall when you have a chance to shop locally at affordable prices?
Quality pet supplies, discount pet products and dog supplies plus helpful information and selection of best products with shipping deals. They also offer hard-to-find and unusual sizes of pet products.
Once you have observed the crazy tiled floor and the cozy decor, you'll discover the treasures of this old-fashioned store. Word lovers have the chance to access a very rich selection of books here, with various subjects such as fiction, travel, science and medicine, cuisine, history, business or biography. The goal? To increase customer's passion for reading! If you like enjoying a cup of local tea or artisanal coffee while reading, you'll find what you need: the Oxford Exchange also carries an amazing selection of those, to be enjoyed perched on a bar stool or comfortably reclined in a deep armchair.
They always go the extra mile with your floral arrangements.
Sami’s Bakery specializes in yummy baked goodies and fresh baked breads that all cater to health conscious customers and those dealing with allergies. With delectable treats such as millet and flax Italian herb chips, gluten-free chocolate biscotti, whole-wheat pita chips, or vegan chocolate chip cookies, you are sure to find a tasty tidbit to make your taste buds happy. At Sami’s you’ll find a variety of items including snacks, desserts, breads, and millet and flax specialties. For your convenience, Sami’s offers online ordering and shipping. -Vickie Ferguson
Olympia Bakery & Caterers offers gourmet sandwiches, made to order, including Cubans, pork and steak, plus freshly prepared salads and pizzas and fried croquettes and empanadas, This bakery-deli is a tantalizing spot. Olympia Bakery & Caterers has cakes for all occasions and the staff bakers are experts in design and creative artwork.