American Social To Open West Coast Flagship In Downtown Tampa

Aug 19, 2015, 09:30 ET from American Social

MIAMI, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Social (AmSo), the upscale sports bar and "farm-to-table" restaurant that originated in South Florida on Las Olas Boulevard and expanded to downtown Miami, has announced a new location will launch in Tampa, Florida. Lisbeth Alvarez of High Street Retail USA negotiated the lease of the 12,000 plus square foot, bay front space at The Pointe on Harbour Island, a project being repositioned by Convergent Capital Partners.

Adjacent to Davis Island, the location at 601 S. Harbour Island Blvd., contains more than 8,000 square feet of interior space and more than 4,000 square feet of bay front patio dining, which includes more than 2,500 square feet of private event and patio space. Adjacent to the new developments recently announced in downtown Tampa, AmSo sits walking distance from the Tampa Bay Convention Center and Amalie Arena.

The exclusive waterfront property will undergo a beautification of its own as an extensive build-out and renovation is currently underway. With approximately 400 seats and three full-service bars, the space will also feature two, four-tap private booths for self-serve beer, one self-serve communal beer wall with six taps and one fully private dining room with accommodation of up to 16 guests.

Helmed by restaurateurs Rick Mijares and Paul Greenberg, American Social is known for its extensive selection of local and national craft beers, lively happy hours and award-winning menu items. The new space will debut as the third pillar to the successful restaurant series that pays tribute to classic Americana style. The original "AmSo" (as loyal patrons refer) located on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale recently celebrated its three-year anniversary, and the Downtown Miami-Brickell, riverfront location will soon be celebrating its first.

About American Social:

American Social is characterized by its classic American comfort food, a selection of 52 craft beers on draft, fresh-fruit cocktails, wines and "pour it yourself" beers on tap. The restaurant's portfolio of prestigious awards include 2014 and 2015 South Beach Wine and Food Festival's "Best Bite on the Beach," Zagat award-winning Chicken and Waffles dish, and winner of the OBIES: A Taste of South Florida's "People's Choice Award." The restaurant has two locations including 721 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and 690 S.W. First Court in Miami, FL. For more information, visit

About Convergent Capital Partners:

Convergent Capital Partners is a privately owned real estate private equity firm headquartered in Tampa, Florida. With over 150 years of combined experience in Florida real estate, Convergent is a pre-eminent and dominant player in Florida's real estate markets. Since October 2008, Convergent has acquired over $500 million in performing / sub-performing commercial mortgages and real estate assets. Convergent's local investments include the Aloft Downtown Tampa and Hyatt Clearwater Beach.  For more information about Convergent, visit

About High Street Retail USA:

High Street Retail USA is a boutique, commercial real estate firm with over 20 years of experience, specializing in the leasing of shopping centers, residential, office, and multifamily properties. High Street Retail USA was founded with the goal of tailoring its services to the specific characteristics of each venture. The main office is located at 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 3112, in Miami, FL and the branch office is located at 3610 NE First Ave. in Miami, Florida. For more information, visit

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