Tampa's premier address


2003

The best address needs no pictures

If you're like me, you probably want to live at Tampa's premier address, so that when you meet people and tell them where you live, they'll immediately know you're discriminating.

The only problem is, what is Tampa's premier address?

It's not what it used to be - whatever that was. Three new condominium projects on Bayshore Boulevard - - claim to be the premier address in Tampa.

"The One Address" is the pitch for Parkside of One Bayshore.

A card arrived in the mail with a drawing of the building and on the flip side, "Have you heard about Parkside of One Bayshore?"

I had. Still, it was very nice of the One Bayshore people to tell me about it, so I could get in on the ground floor, so to speak. The card I received claims to be "An Exclusive Offer

Wow. I must be among the privileged few,

I don't know how much they really want me, though. They sent me one offer and when I didn't respond, they dropped me like a hot potato.

The Bellamy has sent me three.

"The Bellamy will be without equal on the most sought-after address in the area," I'm told in their material.

Hmmn. Do they mean "as the most sought-after address?"

Anyway, the Bellamy, , appears to be taller than One Bayshore, which gives it a leg up, since everyone knows height equals prestige.

"The Bellamy Above all else."

"Quality and Reputation. Above all else."

"Desirability. Above all else."

"Unprecedented Grandeur. Above all else."

The Bellamy looks particularly interesting - interesting architecture for residential projects hasn't made it to Tampa yet - but it is more appealing than One Bayshore,.

Ah, but there's the Alagon

"To experience the height of elegant living on the bay, there really is only one choice. Where else?"

the Alagon we see a photo of a couple - she is wearing an evening gown; he has taken off his tuxedo jacket - laughing and drinking champagne, the downtown skyline in the background.

The Alagon is so exclusive it didn't target me as a potential resident, a smart move on their part since like Woody Allen, I wouldn't want to join a club that would accept me as a member.

So the Alagon it is, as soon as I get together the $550,000 to $2-million to buy into it.

I can't wait. Maybe you saw the Alagon's teaser ads last spring. Each ad presented one simple question.

"And where would you like your new Rolex Presidential delivered, sir?"

"And where would you like your Prada handbag delivered, madam?"

"And where would you like your Vera Wang gown delivered, miss?"

"And where would you like your new Hummer delivered, sir?"

The answer is the same for all.

"The Alagon, of course."

 

 

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