The venue will open occasionally for private events and sporadic concerts are possible, but the

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[ After 40 years, Tampa’s iconic Skipper’s Smokehouse is closing ]
After 40 years, iconic Tampa Bay music venue and restaurant Skipper’s Smokehouse will close after a final show Sunday, Sept. 27.

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The 1.6 acres of land Skipper’s sits on will be transformed into an outdoor special events space. The venue will open occasionally for private events and sporadic concerts are possible, but the restaurant will be permanently closed, Cricket Larson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Skipper’s Smokehouse, wrote in a press release.

‘The overarching theme is that we really want to see the brand continue,’ Larson wrote. ‘And we’re open to scenarios that involve that.’

Publisher: Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay
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Many things are taking place:

Two Bayshores, two different takes on pandemic in St. Pete and Tampa

Thursday played out much differently on opposite sides of the bay when it came to scenic roadways, the coronavirus and political philosophies on social distancing.

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman shut down Bayshore Drive NE at the edge of downtown so that residents would have more room to exercise after two months of being cooped up.

Across the bay in Tampa, Mayor Jane Castor’s administration balked at a city council request to consider shutting down the waterside lanes of Bayshore Boulevard, citing concerns about crowds gathering during the pandemic.

Why does @CityofTampa continue to ignore the REALITY of Bayshore Blvd & get this so wrong? Thousands of pedestrians use it daily’especially during #covid19‘and not addressing this reality by providing MORE / SAFE SPACE for them is DANGEROUS! Providing more space PREVENTS spread.


Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
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Twitter: @TB_Times
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