Dig it! We’ve finally broken ground at 3800 N Nebraska Ave! We are truly excited just to move the earth around and tear down walls. It might seem like mere destruction to some, but it’s sweet progress to us. More than two years in the making, the vision for Peninsularium is transforming from plans on paper to the physical manifestation in bricks and mortar. We are renovating 7,500 square feet of space that was formerly a funeral home, church, offices for a bail bondsman and tax accountant, among other things. Building on the history of the site, Crab Devil is evolving as a cultural hub and place for discovery and celebration of Florida’s past, present and future.
Phase One of our project includes new homes for Tempus Projects Gallery and Deviant Libation Brewery. Tempus Projects features 2,500 square feet of gallery space and an exterior courtyard. Deviant Libation’s brewery includes a tasting room that spills into an outdoor beer garden. Phase One buildout also realizes the Crab Devil Bait Shop and Cabinet of Curiosities which will intrigue visitors with a preview of the imaginative spirit of the Peninsularium.
Phase Two of development, scheduled to begin at the end of summer 2021, will focus on the build-out of the Peninsularium, an immersive art journey through a maze of shipping containers which generate interior and exterior spaces for exploration. A Florida-inspired narrative blends fact with fiction to highlight the tales and tropes of Florida’s rich cultural history to create joyful shared experiences for audiences of all ages. View our groundbreaking announcement with congratulatory comments from prominent Tampa Bay supporters.