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published October 25, 2002

Restaurant's request is postponed

MID PENINSULA -- Customers who want a glass of wine with their meal at the Bamboo Flute will have to wait a little longer.

The Vietnamese restaurant's request to sell beer and wine was postponed Oct. 17 because of a technicality involving the hearing notice.

The issue is scheduled to go before the City Council at 10 a.m. Nov. 21 at City Hall, 315 E Kennedy Blvd. Council approval is needed because the restaurant at 2307 S Dale Mabry Highway is within 1,000 feet of a school.

Jack Davis, assistant superintendent for Hillsborough County school operations, wrote a letter to the council opposing the request based on the location across from Plant High.

Owner Khanh Nguyen said the restaurant caters to working adults, not children. It opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m., after students are in school, and closes before they get out. It reopens for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

2003 Burgert Brothers calendar on sale

TAMPA -- The latest Burgert Brothers calendar is on sale.

The 2003 edition features photographs the brothers took of Tampa between the late 1800s and the 1950s.

Among them are photos of the Colonnade Restaurant on Bayshore, the 1919 launching of the steamship Tampa, and Adela Hernandez Gonzmart, granddaughter of Columbia Restaurant founder Casimiro Hernandez.

The cost is $5.

The calendar is produced by the Friends of the Library and the Tampa Bay History Center. Proceeds are split between them.

Copies are available at all Hillsborough County libraries and the Tampa Bay History Center.

The rest of the Burgert Brothers collection, 15,000 images strong, is housed in the John F. Germany library downtown.

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