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Work On The Floridan Starts This Month

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Great news indeed. When complete, this hotel will be one of the most unique in the Bay area and should be the catalyst needed to stimulate more historic adaptive reuse projects along the Franklin Street corridor.

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I can't wait. Good news indeed. Do any of the other Florida majors have a historic hotel downtown currently operating or in the plans? MIami certainly doesn't have anything like that.

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I can't wait.  Good news indeed.  Do any of the other Florida majors have a historic hotel downtown currently operating or in the plans?  MIami certainly doesn't have anything like that.

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Terrific news that the Floridan has been saved. Miami could have had something with the Everglades Hotel, but chose to obliterate it instead. Doubtless, much of the Everglades had been damgaed through thoughtless renovation over the years, but its shell was worth preserving. Horray for Tampa for NOT demolishing this landmark.

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I hope Tampa can do with the Floridan, what St.Pete did with the Vinoy. That was a true turning point for downtown St.Pete. Hopefully, someone will step-up and save/rennovate the Biltmore.

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According to the article, they're supposed to start on the renovation project this month. Anyone heard of any activity down there?

Anyone remember the old "FLORIDAN" letters up on the roof? I'd love to see them return (replicas) in red neon. It would not only be true to the origins of the building, but would add some extra character to downtown Tampa, both in the day and especially at night.

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