TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - After four years, Ferg’s Live in downtown Tampa is closing its doors.
The news came as a surprise to some, but representatives for the bar and venue on Water Street said this was the plan from the beginning. It will officially close Saturday, March 9.
When Ferg’s Live opened across from Amalie Arena in 2015 as the closest place to gather after a Tampa Bay Lightning game. The venue opened with a temporary occupancy license as Jeff Vinik's development plans for downtown Tampa progress. In 2017, developers said they hope to complete Water Street and the first 18 buildings by the end of 2020, just in time for the Super Bowl in February 2021.
In a Facebook post confirming the news, Ferg’s said in part:
“What an incredible ride it’s been! We absolutely loved partying with all of you and celebrating our Tampa Bay Lightning these last four years. March 9th may be our last day open but you haven’t seen the last of us... we shall raise a glass together soon!”
The Ferg's location in downtown St. Petersburg, which has been around since 1992, will not be impacted.