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Tampa Area Restaurant Mystery...

garpt Jul 5, 2010 10:06 AM

Perhaps someone familiar with the Tampa area back in the 70s can help me with a problem that's been haunting me ever since I moved down to South Florida two years ago. Back in 1974 (I believe) I drove down to Tampa from Connecticut with a good friend and remember an area of the city that I recall as being beautiful, (modern at that time) and very vibrant with activity. I remember a restaurant that had a large fish tank right at the entrance that you can see from the sidewalk - it was probably a saltwater tank because of its size. This area (and restaurant) impressed me to the point that I made a vow to move to Florida one day - which I did. Does ANYONE remember this restaurant and immediate area I'm referring to. It is very possible the restaurant may no longer be there. Thanks in advance for ANY clues to my decades old mystery!

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    Old E. RE: garpt Jul 6, 2010 05:51 AM

    Any othere details? What typ of food?
    I can't think of an area, in tampa, that would be that vibrant, in the 70's. Mind you I was very young. First thing that popped into my mind was the Sea Wolf, although a) not what I would call a vibrant area (at least not now) b) have no idea if there was a fish tank.

    70's??? Malios, Spanish Park? Bunch of junk over on Gandy?

    400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

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      Moonlight Skywriter RE: Old E. Jul 6, 2010 04:43 PM

      How about the Colonade they used to have a large fish tank there, but they moved it back inside after the hurricanes years ago on Bayshore Blvd... that was in the 70's and Its still good then as it is now, but the atmosphere is not as good anymore.

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