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Epicurean Hotel owners want to expand, restore historic structures and add parking

Veronica Brezina-Smith
Epicurean Hotel owners want to expand, restore historic structures and add parking

The owner of the Epicurean Hotel is planning to expand the hotel to adjacent property, requiring several buildings to be removed and restored. Tampa City Council members approved a second reading on Thursday morning that will allow a 100-year-old structure to be moved and restored on a triangular property just north of Bern's Steak House. "There's only so much property left on Howard [Avenue]," Victor DiMaio, representing Bern's and the hotel, told the Tampa Bay Business Journal.