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“Not worth your time. A very poorly managed retail property.”
Review of Hyde Park Village

Hyde Park Village
Ranked #56 of 197 things to do in Tampa
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Owner description: Tampa's charming outdoor shopping center offers more than 70 specialty shops and restaurants, plus seven AMC movie theaters and special events such as live outdoor concerts.
Florida
1 review
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“Not worth your time. A very poorly managed retail property.”
Reviewed 29 November 2009

Don't waste your time as there is nothing left of this once great shopping area. It can only be contributed to bad management. This place is a retail joke, It's next step will probably be the New Old Hyde Park Flea Market.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Shadow of its former self...”
Reviewed 29 September 2008

If you visit Old Hyde Park Village you will not find it as entertaining or charming as it once was back in the late 80's early 90's. This area is a collection of shops, boutiques and restaurants nestled in a historic part of south Tampa. OR at least it used to be.

The multiplex AMC theatre closed down a few years ago. The central square with its fountain is still there and a relaxing place to rest or eat a snack. The restaurants come and go quickly here and none have stayed in business longer than 3 or 4 years. Currently, Timpano's is here and features italian-american quisine along with a loud martini bar. There is a smoothie shop in another area as well as a coffee house ala Starbucks.

Upscale shopping is sparse and the 3 biggest stores are chains - Brooks Brothers, Pottery Barn (& Pottery Barn Kids) as well as a Tommy Bahama boutique. A health club "Lifestyles Family Fitness" is here as well. There are 3 parking garages here, so parking is somewhat abundant. During the summer there are beer fests once a month where 20 and 30 somethings from the south Tampa area go to "get their drunk on". There are still annual art festivals held in the area as well as some Christmas season festivities.

This shopping area seems to keep losing tenants either due to skyrocketing leases or lack of clientele. I would suggest that if you are in the area, you may want to wander through on foot if you have nothing better to do. If you're in the mood for shopping or dining, I would look elsewhere in Tampa.

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Tampa, FL
2 reviews
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“Good place to kill a few hours”
Reviewed 16 April 2008

A couple of art galleries and some upscale shops. Some good restaurants. This is a good spot to kill a few hours, maybe on a sunny afternoon, and follow it up with a visit to the ice cream shop. It's a pretty area, and not too snooty. Sometimes there are activities going on here. It doesn't seem as "hoppin" as it used to be, but now it has a cozy ambiance & it's good if you're bothered being around crowds of people (like malls). Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Restoration Hardware, Williams Sonoma, etc. to name some of the shops.

Also, free parking in the parking garage!

If you're a photographer, South Tampa has some great spots to shoot, Hyde Park Village among them.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Weak”
Reviewed 6 March 2008

There is almost nothing to do down there anymore. Some overpriced shops, the park down the street is nice, but other than that, nada.

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“A Great Way to Spend an Afternoon!”
Reviewed 5 June 2002

Old Hyde Park Village is a great place to go to enjoy the outdoors, to peruse some shops, to have a cup of coffee or a great meal, and to enjoy the best ambiance Tampa has to offer! The atmosphere is small-town, so you don't get the retail overkill that you get at the International Mall. Old Hyde Park Village is a much more relaxed shopping destination -- all of the pleasure and none of the pain!

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