Best Of 2017

BEST NEW NEIGHBORHOOD NAME: Water Street Tampa

BEST NEW NEIGHBORHOOD NAME

OK, it’s not even a neighborhood yet. But as a moniker that sums up what Jeff Vinik wants to spotlight — and what Tampa after decades of neglect is finally learning to spotlight ("Hey look guys — water!") — Water Street has a "no duh" quality that acknowledges the past (Old Water Street) and looks to the future — which, if Vinik's dreams come true (and why wouldn't they because it's his world now and we just live in it) will include the walkable, beautiful, livable waterfront community Tampa has long deserved. —David Warner