The guys behind Rooster & the Till are working on new family-friendly project

Their Seminole Heights venue would serve "casual food" in an "outdoor setting."

Rooster & the Till's Ferrell Alvarez. - Chip Weiner
Chip Weiner
Rooster & the Till's Ferrell Alvarez.

There’s another new development on the horizon in Seminole Heights.

During a public Tampa City Council hearing on Dec. 1, Three Thumbs LLC requested a Special Use Permit (S-2) for beer and wine sales at a large venue “generally located at 4801, 4803, 4815 N Nebraska Avenue.”

The ordinance was approved on first reading, and according to the city council’s regular action summary, the site plan will need to be amended between the first and second readings “to include the conditions proffered by Marilyn Healy, petitioner’s representative”: no outdoor concerts will take place, and the venue’s hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday.

Rooster & the Till’s Ty Rodriguez is the registered agent for Three Thumbs LLC in Tampa, and the company’s principal address is listed as 4815 N. Nebraska Ave. Its three principals on file are Rodriguez, entrepreneur Chon Nguyen and Ferrell Alvarez, also of Rooster & the Till.

In a Nov. 22 post to his personal Facebook page, which is public, Alvarez put out a call for letters and emails of support to city council, plus a presence at the Dec. 1 hearing.

As some of you may know, we are currently working on a new project in Seminole Heights,” the Facebook post reads. “This is going to be a venue that is family and dog friendly with outdoor activities, a great beer and wine selection as well as our playful approach to much more casual food for an outdoor setting... Please share and help us grow as a community and City.”

The second reading and adoption of the alcoholic beverage sales ordinance was planned for Thursday morning; a summary is not yet available. Check back for updates.


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