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Site of Mirabella Fish Company

1898-1985

 

Historic Marker

 
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1. Site of Mirabella Fish Company Historic Marker
Inscription.  
Owners
Mario and Santa Mirabella

Tampa's Pioneer Seafood Family

Mirabella's owned its own fleet of boats that brought in fresh fish to the business.

Mirabella's Mission Statement
"From the Gulf to You"

 
Location. 27° 56.532′ N, 82° 27.478′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on South Ashley Avenue north of West Platt Street / Channelside Drive. The marker is located at USF (University of South Florida) Park on the Tampa Riverwalk, along the pathway next to the Hillsborough River. It is immediately north of the Platt Street Bridge, and immediately west of the Tampa Convention Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 South Ashley Drive, Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Joseph Fry (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); World's First Scheduled Commercial Airline (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bayshore Boulevard (about 500
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2. Site of Mirabella Fish Company Marker
feet away); Site of Fort Brooke (about 700 feet away); Timuquan Indian Mound (about 700 feet away); Jose Gasparilla (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dominican Proto-Martyrs of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tampa Salutes MacDill AFB (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Regarding Site of Mirabella Fish Company. Mirabella Fish Company was started in 1898 by Sebastian Mirabella, a Sicilian immigrant, who got his start selling fish to dock workers at the Port of Tampa. The family business grew and prospered, and in 1952 spun off a companion restaurant. Three generations later, the owners retired and the market closed in 1988, as did the restaurant a few years later.
 
Additional keywords. Hillsborough River,USF Park
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
USF Park along the Tampa Riverwalk image. Click for full size.
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3. USF Park along the Tampa Riverwalk
The historical marker is under the tree on the right.
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4. USF Park along the Tampa Riverwalk
The historical marker is in the shadows in the lower left corner.
University of South Florida Bulls logo image. Click for full size.
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5. University of South Florida Bulls logo
The sign stands opposite the historical marker at the park.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,007 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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