June 23, 2018

Florida Aquarium expansion plans have critics

Could the rising tide at The Florida Aquarium mean an ebb tide down the street?

The $15 million expansion of the downtown attraction includes not only marine exhibits but also an event center — a spot to meet and eat and host parties and conferences.

That news isn’t being greeted warmly by all those in the hospitality business.

Troy Manthey, president and chief executive officer of Yacht StarShip, which features dinner and sunset cruises and steams out of a dock in the Channel District, says he fully supports the aquarium as long as it stays in the aquarium

Source: http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/oct/13/florida-aquarium-expansion-has-critics-ar-531895/