City of Tampa Announces Proposal for Development of a Museum

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The City of Tampa is pleased to announce that it received a proposal from the Two Red Roses Foundation (TRRF) for the development of a museum and waterfront restaurant on property owned by the City of Tampa adjacent to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

TRRF has proposed to privately fund the construction of a museum, restaurant, and gift shop to house their significant collection.

"The addition of this museum and restaurant would bring the downtown experience to the next level. The area around Curtis Hixon Park has always been envisioned as the core of arts and culture in our community, and this project would further energize our urban core and Riverwalk," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "The Two Red Roses Foundation collection of American Arts and Crafts offers something totally unique in our area."

TRRF, based in Palm Harbor, Florida, has assembled one of the largest privately held collections of Arts & Crafts movement in America, including fine arts, furniture, metalware, pottery, and woodblock prints. Pieces from the collection have been shown at the museums throughout the United States.

The City of Tampa released a Request for Proposal (RFP) as part of a continued effort to re-energize the waterfront and the Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency.

Discussions of the details of the museum between the City of Tampa and TRRF are ongoing.

To download the proposal as well as an update on negotiations, please visit and look under "News Information Sheets".

For more information about the Two Red Roses Foundation and collection, please visit