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Then & Now 123 Hyde Park Ave., 1926 and 2013

The Lafayette Grill Cafe is shown at 123 S. Hyde Park Ave., at the corner of Grand Central Boulevard, in the 1926 “then” photo. In 1938, the building became home to The Retreat, a bar that still is in operation today, and claims on its website to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for most draft beers ever sold. Note the minaret of the Tampa Bay Hotel (today Plant Hall on the University of Tampa campus) at the extreme right of the photos.

Greg S. Carr

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