Opening weekend for Franklin Manor to continue as planned

Tropical Storm Hermine won't keep downtown Tampa's Franklin Manor from debuting.

An anticipated downtown Tampa concept isn't letting Tropical Storm Hermine ruin its grand opening weekend.

Though Franklin Manor, the indoor-outdoor social drinkery, patio and live music brainchild of Lanfranco Pescante and David Anderson, did move a private VIP unveiling to next week, its three-day premiere will go on as planned at 912 and 914 N. Franklin St.

Franklin Manor is a "post-modern twist on a timeless Americana venue," as Anderson puts it. Guests can expect a high-end cocktail list inside, top-notch entertainment and casual drinks mixed with easy-to-eat fare (handheld items and baskets) on the large outdoor patio.

During opening weekend, the new neighborhood hangout will operate from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

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