Tampa's Oldest Restaurant 1890 - Ybor City, Tampa, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 27° 57.619 W 082° 26.760
17R E 357765 N 3093648
Quick Description: Located on 7th Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, Las Novedades, Ybor City, Tampa.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 11:17:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM5XGQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:
Tampa's Oldest Restaurant


Las Novedades was founded on this site when Ybor city was a tiny village. Its proprietor was Manuel (Canuto) Menendez.. The coffee shop was a favorite rendezvous for the pioneer cigar makers of the cigarmakers of the Sanehez y Haya Cigar Factory located across the street. In November 1891 Las Novedades was destroyed by fire. It reopened in 1892.

During the Spanish American war Roughriders gained local flame when they gaily galloped into the small restaurant and the Latin inhabitants termed the escapade “The Charge of the Yellow Rice Birgade”.

Erected by the Civitan Club of Ybor City - 1962

Marker Number: None

Date: 1962

County: Hillsborough

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Civitan Club of Ybor City

Website: [Web Link]

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