Kuba Cocina leaving Armature Works to open new spot at original Refinery in Seminole Heights

Right in the heart of the foodie neighborhood.

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Late last month, Kuba Cocina (fka Hemingways) let fans know it was leaving Armature Works for a new location in Tampa—now we know that new spot is the original Seminole Heights home of The Refinery.

As of today, we are no longer associated with Armature Works. We had planned to share our moving plans with you soon, but it happened more quickly than we anticipated,” Kuba wrote on Feb. 24. “As many of you know, we will be opening a location in St. Pete VERY soon and have tentative plans for a Tampa location as well.”

Last week, Kuba wrote “Our very own @byfelicia_813 just inked the deal and will be transforming it into a Havana haven with Cuban cuisine, a sultry speakeasy and an outdoor rooftop bar perfect for sipping sangria all day long.”

This location at 5910 N Florida Ave. will offer an extended menu and the restaurant is open for menu idea suggestions from the public .

“We couldn’t be more excited for our future... between the beach and now the Heights we have a lot on our plates (pun intended) — and we can’t wait to take you along on the journey,” Kuba wrote. “Stay tuned for a sneak peek inside this latest addition to our family in the coming days!”

Creative Loafing first wrote about their St. Pete Beach location back in October 2020. Kuba's move is the second notable from Armature Works after Union announced its relocation early this year.

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