A historic building gets a new coat of paint

 

The name Chaveta is Cuban for "roller's knife."  It honors the rich history of cigar craftsman who populated the area back in the late 1800s and their descendants who still occupy the neighborhood today. Located on 7th Avenue in Historic Ybor City, this property is destined to be the next great space in South Florida. A combination of style and sophistication, this beautiful Art Deco building will celebrate the old-world history surrounding this robust neighborhood, one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in the state of Florida. Chaveta will serve as an example of all that is culturally rich yet sleekly modern about Tampa today. 

    One part boutique hotel, one part commercial office space, this location will also feature upscale Cuban dining and retail space - including its own in-house cigar roller. The open-air rooftop lounge is the perfect location to sample the best mojito in town - all while taking in the breathtaking views of 7th Avenue.       

 

 
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