International Plaza and Bay Street is a large upscale shopping mall located in the Westshore business district of Tampa, Florida.
The mall, which opened in 2001, was built to give travelers an option to shop and dine in high-class surroundings, while at the same time be able to stay near Tampa International Airport (which borders the property). In 2006, the Renaissance Hotel Tampa/International Plaza was opened on the premises, making International Plaza one of a handful malls in the U.S. to have a hotel directly on the mall campus.
The mall proper is anchored by the department stores Nordstrom, Dillard's, Robb & Stucky Interiors, Ballard Designs, and Neiman Marcus. Robb & Stucky Interiors, formerly a two-story department store, gave its second floor to Ballard Designs, allowing a fifth anchor to open. The mall opened with Lord & Taylor as an anchor but that store closed in 2004.
Other stores include Tiffany & Co., Sony Style, Z Gallerie, Bose, The Apple Store, Coach, Diesel, Oakley, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, RUEHL, Louis Vuitton, and LUSH Cosmetics. In February 2008, the mall announced plans to build a 2-story Crate & Barrel on the mall property, in a new, separate building with an adjacent Ocean Prime seafood restaurant which has since been completed.
Adjacent to mall itself are four corporate office towers; Corporate Center One, Two, Three, and Four. Center One was built in 1999, Center Two in 2001, and Center Three in 2004. Center Four, which encompasses 247,000 sq ft (22,900 m2) of office space, was completed in 2008. All of the corporate office properties at International Plaza are owned by Carter Property Management while the mall itself is owned by Taubman Centers Inc..
Bay Street consists of upscale restaurants, bars and cafes in an intimate sidewalk café setting. Restaurants include The Cheesecake Factory, The Capital Grille, Champps, Gelateria Del Duomo, The Grape, and Earl of Sandwich. Some boutiques are in the area also.
This open-air area becomes a nightspot after mall closing hours, with most of the aforementioned restaurants open late. In addition, Bar Louie and Blue Martini are popular nightclubs with the mid 20's professional crowd. New clubs are also coming to the plaza.
Signature high end shops
Tiffany & Co.
Harry and David
BOSS Hugo Boss
The Apple Store
Abercrombie & Fitch
The Cheesecake Factory
California Pizza Kitchen
The Capital Grille
TooJays Gourmet Deli