(April 6, 2017) If you want a taste of Tampa Bay, look no further than the new Marche at Airside C.
Opened to the public on March 24, the Marche brings local flavors from six prominent restaurants in the area, including Ulele, Goody Goody, Café con Leche Ybor City, Fitlife Foods, Bavaro’s Pizza and Louis Pappas Fresh Greek.
The restaurants offer everything from grilled oysters and cocktails to homemade pizza, fresh churros and a range of salads or healthy grab-and-go options.
With all six restaurants hailing from the Tampa Bay region, Marche C is home to the largest concentration of new local restaurants in the airport and highlights TPA’s commitment bringing Tampa Bay flavors. Overall, the airport is adding 69 new shops and restaurants. Of those, about 40 percent are local.
TPA Vice President of Concessions Laurie Noyes said bringing in local concessions is part of the effort to enhance passengers’ travel experience.
“The Airport is the first and last thing people see when they come to visit Tampa Bay and it’s important that we reflect all the great things our community has to offer,” she said.
Ulele, Café con Leche Ybor City and Goody Goody are all part of the Columbia Restaurant Group, a major player in the Tampa restaurant scene. The group has also operates the Columbia Restaurant Cafe in Airside E. Bavaro’s Pizza and Louis Pappas, are both newcomers to Tampa International Airport. Fitlife Foods has another location in The Eatery on Airside F.