Storefront Stories

Jun 24 / Community + Events

Behind every storefront, there’s a story.

Think about the local shops and restaurants you’ve missed most – the places and people that have become part of your life. Like the barista who knows you by name. The restaurant where you celebrate every family birthday. The boutique owner who always has time to chat and give treats to your dog. These businesses are what make Hyde Park Village feel like home, and the sense of connection they bring feels more valuable than ever.

Now, as they reopen their doors, we’re highlighting some of our neighbors through a new series, #storefrontstories. Through photos and interviews, we’re showcasing and celebrating the people behind the businesses you love, who have persevered through uncertain times and continue to make Hyde Park Village so special.

Watch the stories unfold on Instagram and get excited to return to your favorites. Want to see a certain business featured? Let us know!

Èlan Aesthetics 

Katrina and Lindsey, Owners of Èlan Aesthetics

Q: What do you love most about being part of the Hyde Park Village family?
Katrina: Hyde Park is somewhere my family and I spend a lot of time, so being able to have our business here is a dream come true. We love running into friends and other business partners when they are out dining or shopping.

Q: What’s one interesting fact about you or your business that you want your customers to know?
Katrina: I have been recognized as one of the Top 100 Injectors in America! I am also a National Educator and Injector Trainer for Galderma Aesthetics, providing education and hands on training for nurse practitioners, physician assistants and physicians.

Q: Now that we’re open, I’m most excited for:
Katrina: I’m most excited to be the first and only medspa in Hyde Park Village! We can’t wait for our clients to see our new beautiful, high end boutique medspa! I can’t wait to share my love for aesthetics to clients of Hyde Park Village and help them with all of their aesthetic and beauty needs.

Q: What do you love most about being part of the Hyde Park Village family?
Lindsey: Growing up in Tampa, I’ve seen how Hyde Park Village has grown to become such a huge part of the Tampa community. I am so excited to have our business be a part of this growing community and somewhere that I love visiting with my friends and family.

Q: What’s one interesting fact about you or your business that you want your customers to know?
Lindsey: I started out as a nurse practitioner in the hospital and had a career in Internal Medicine. I then went on to open my own practive, where I became the Primary Care Provider for patients who were homebound. During this time, I developed a passion for aesthetics and then ultimately found my love for Aesthetic Medicine and opened Elan Aesthetics with my business partner.

Q: Now that we’re open, I’m most excited for:
Lindsey: Now that we are open, I am most excited to be in the trendy area of South Tampa and providing our aesthetic services to new and existing clients!

On Swann

Dylan, Managing Partner at On Swann 

Q: What do you love most about being part of the Hyde Park Village family?
A: Hyde Park Village is the city on the hill for Tampa. Having the opportunity to provide a high-end dining experience that elevates Tampa as well as set the standard for hospitality has been my pleasure.

Q: What’s one interesting fact about you or your business that you want your customers to know?
A: The faith the owners of On Swann have in me to put my stamp on the “On Swann” experience has been amazing. On Swann has become a bastion for training the next generation of hospitality professionals. The opportunity that has been given to me to invest my 25 years of passion into such amazing young men and women has been the pleasure of my life.

Q: Now that we’re back, I’m most excited for:
A: My excitement comes from the challenges of navigating a new normal and finding ways that we can improve our hospitality. Providing the expectations that we hold ourselves to and also what the community’s needs has been a learning experience that gets my creative juices flowing.

Fig & Julep 

Jeffrey and Bryan, Owners of Fig & Julep 

Q: What do you love most about being part of the Hyde Park Village family?
A: We were long-time Tampa residents and always felt Hyde Park Village was a special place. After moving away 11 years ago to open their first gourmet food store in Winter Park, they were THRILLED to have the opportunity to open our fifth store in Hyde Park Village.

Q: What’s one interesting fact about you or your business that you want your customers to know?
A: We carefully choose every product that we sell and we’ve work very hard to meet and get to know our “family” of vendors.

Q: Now that we’re back, I’m most excited for:
A: Our customers to try all the new artisinal products we’ve been procuring during the shelter-in place months! It’s grilling season and we have world-class BBQ sauces, spices and rubs that are perfect to up our customers grilling game!

Cambridge Club 

Thadd, Owner of Cambridge Club 

Q: What do you love most about being part of the Hyde Park Village family?
A: We love being able to interact with the Tampa local employees and seeing our regular customers at co-work locations, restaurants, or out shopping.

Q: What’s one interesting fact about you or your business that you want your customers to know?
A: Our Shop is right on Swann just next to Goody Goody, and many people walk by and don’t even know we are there!  We see people peer in wondering what services we are giving. The Cambridge Club is now one of the last few businesses where you can get a straight razor shave in luxury in South Tampa.

Q: Now that we’re back, I’m most excited for:
A: We are super excited to be able to see and interact with our customers again.  We missed having you in the shop and we are using social distancing protocols to make the experience even safer and better.

Salt Pines

Andrew, Owner of Salt Pines

Q: What do you love most about being part of the Hyde Park Village family?
A: Hyde Park Village has such a soft spot in my heart. Growing up in Tampa we spent so much time here because it has always been a community gathering place for Tampa. Having a business that is a part of that community is something I’m grateful for.

Q: What’s one interesting fact about you or your business that you want your customers to know?
A: Everything that we do is inspired by the Tampa Bay region. The products we design and carry, the events we host, and even the name Salt Pines was inspired by the pine trees that can be found along our beaches and on the islands dotting our bay and intercoastal.

Q: Now that we’re back, I’m most excited for:
A: The opportunity to see our customers and community. We are truly blessed to have some of the most wonderful people shop and visit with us. I’m grateful for the opportunity to see them again.

Hyde House

Watch our 10 Questions with Hyde House

Peyton, Co-Owner of Hyde House

Q: How do you start your day?
A: Email, Instagram, and a hot tea.

Q: What artist inspires you?
A: Gregory Siff, who painted the mural in our entry inspires me because he brings so much of the community into his work.

Q: What three words would you use to describe Hyde House?
A: Community, Collaboration, Curation.

Q: What’s something we may not know about Hyde House?
A: We do a lot of events: weddings, baby showers, corporate events – we even have our own test kitchen.

Q: Your favorite spot to collaborate with a small group?
A: I like to use our booths. A lot of times people call them “Gucci Booths” because they have Gucci wallpaper.

Q: Your favorite spot for a bigger group?
A: I like to use our auditorium because it holds a lot of people, but as you can see, we have lots of space.

Q: Favorite quite spot?
A: Shhh the Library

Q: What is Hyde House’s best kept secret for creatives?
A: Our Swann Studio. We have grass for yoga and a cyclorama wall for photo shoots.

Q: When you’re not at Hyde House, what’s your favorite place to be in Hyde Park Village?
A: At On Swann eating the Hot Chicken.

Q: Any other secrets you want to share?
A: I think our veranda is one of the best kept secrets in Hyde Park Village. Come check us out!