Who Said That?
Florida's quote of the day
"Short-term for me is 15 years."
The uncertainty swirling around plans for a new pier will not deter the Gonzmart family from reopening a waterfront restaurant in the city, the family's patriarch said Tuesday.
"I am not turning my back on St. Petersburg unless St. Petersburg tells me they don't want me," said Richard Gonzmart, president of the Columbia Restaurant Group. "I am interested in the development of the waterfront. If they want to save the Pier, I am willing to help."
His popular Columbia restaurant served its last meals to wistful crowds in May, as the inverted pyramid prepared to close amid plans for a replacement called the Lens. When voters rejected the new project a few months later, they also dashed Gonzmart's hope to reopen a Columbia as part of the $50 million project.
Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.