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Cress and Pane Rustica Due open in Heights Public Market at Armature Works

Armature Works is one of Tampa’s most popular destinations. The mixed-use space offers a variety of foods from ice cream to sushi as well as shared workspaces. It’s a great place to go for group outings and for Instagram photos.

Inside the building is the Heights Public Market, where the food portion is located. Two new market vendors, Cress and Pane Rustica Due, are now open, bringing the total number of vendors to 15 and offering tourists and locals a selection of cuisines.

Cress is the brainchild of the same people behind Boca and Steelbach. It offers seasonal salads, bowls, and made-to-order soups using fresh ingredients. Guests can choose between crafted salads or build their own. Vegan and gluten-free options are on the menu for those with dietary restrictions or just want to eat healthier.

“Guests of Armature Works will be drawn to our healthy alternatives that can be prepared in a salad or a bowl,”  says Matt Mangone, Director of Culinary at Cress. “Our menu will change from season-to-season to take advantage of the health benefits from using seasonal ingredients as they retain more nutrients than their counterparts, making them a better choice.”

Pane Rustica is expanding with its second location named Pane Rustica Due. Guests can look forward to a menu fast-casual, made-to-order sandwiches, baked goodies, and pasta. The menu is full of old faves but some new dishes.

“Having most recently celebrated 20-years of being in business; our commitment to bring the Pane Rustica brand of quality and soulful food to Armature Works was an easy decision,” says Karyn Kruszewski of Pane Rustica. “We look forward to being part of the Heights Public Market food scene.”

Armature Works is open Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm, Friday 7am-11, Saturday 8am-11pm, and Sunday 9am-9pm.


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