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Oct 21, 2015

International Artist Creates Three-Story Mural in Hyde Park Village Stairwell

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST CREATES THREE-STORY MURAL IN
HYDE PARK VILLAGE STAIRWELL

(TAMPA, FL; October 21, 15) – Hyde Park Village partnered with CASS, a contemporary art gallery in South Tampa, to commission international artist, Mateu Velasco to create a one-of-a-kind mural for a three-story stairwell in Hyde Park Village.

“Incorporating art in Hyde Park Village heightens the unique and scenic atmosphere that we all appreciate in Hyde Park Village. We also feel it helps to make the Village even more of a destination,” says Samantha David, Head of Up Markets for WS Development. “We are proud to support both international and local artists into the vision of Hyde Park Village.”

The mural is full of intricate objects and designs that make it exciting for guests who will notice new details with each viewing.  “The mural is about the relationship between man and nature.  This image is represented by the sea, earth and the sky taking care of the city. Tampa is a city that carries this great balance between nature and development,” says artist, Mateu Velasco.

CASS Contemporary and Hyde Park Village previously worked together to have Tes One and BASK transform the loading dock doors off Swann Avenue in Spring 2015. The nationally renowned local artists used bold black and blue palettes to create two stunning images that give the historic Hyde Park Village a modern twist.

Other recent additions to the Village include London Philips, Bluemercury, Buddy Brew Coffee, Goody Goody, Paper Source, Sur La Table, bartaco, On Swann, Blue Moon Trading Company and J. McLaughlin. These concepts bring a fresh new offering to the Village and are part of WS Development’s efforts to revitalize this iconic retail destination by bringing in best-in-class merchants while simultaneously working with a renowned team of design professionals to bring the buildings and streetscapes into the vernacular of a beautiful and refined aesthetic worthy of its location.

About Hyde Park Village:

Hyde Park Village is comprised of six city blocks in the heart of the Hyde Park Historic District—one of Tampa Bay’s most desirable residential areas. Since its first buildings were constructed in 1905, this landmark retail destination has been a cherished regional hub. Home to a unique mixture of local, regional and national retailers including Anthropologie, Aveda Level Salonspa, Brooks Brothers, Blue Moon Trading Company, Carlton Ward Photography, CinéBistro, Don Me Now - Styling & Clothing Lounge, Dixieland Monogram, Downtown Dogs, Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery, Juxtapose Apparel & Studio, lululemon athletica, Piquant Epicure & Cuisine, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Salt Pines, Timpano Italian Chophouse, west elm, The White Magnolia Bridal Collection, J. McLaughlin, Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar. Retailers recently joined or coming soon to The Village include London Philips, Sur La Table, Paper Source, bartaco, On Swann,  Buddy Brew Coffee and Bluemercury.  The Village offers a variety of high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment essentials to the Tampa Bay community. With a beautiful fountain, brick walkways, and majestic oak trees, it also provides an exceptional venue for the monthly Fresh Market held the first Sunday of the month.

About WS Development:

One of the largest privately owned retail development firms in the U.S., WS Development develops, owns, manages and leases a portfolio of more than 88 properties totaling over 20 million sf, with an additional 4 million sf under development.  At each of its open-air lifestyle centers, power centers, community centers, and mixed-use developments, WS is committed to long-term investments built on trust, respect, and teamwork. Visit wsdevelopment.com, call 617.232.8900 and follow @WSDevelopment on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

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