Guests of the Republican National Convention got a sneak peak at the Oxford Exchange Tuesday night during a private party hosted by Tampa’s Young President’s Organization.  Construction teams were still hard at work just hours before guests began to arrive, wrapping up a year long restoration project. Guests were awed by the spectacular new space scheduled to open in just a few short weeks.

The Oxford Exchange will feature a book store, a restaurant, a coffee bar hosted by local roasters Buddy Brew Coffee, a tea counter hosted by local tea company TeBella Tea and a beautiful glass conservatory for afternoon tea. The Oxford Exchange’s Commerce Club, a members only collaborative work space, will occupy the second floor.

The Oxford Exchange officially opens to the public at 420 West Kennedy on September 17th and will be open Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Afternoon tea, hosted by TeBella Tea Company, will be served daily from 3 pm to 5 pm.