The former Marjory Apartments and Howard Avenue Delicatessen is now across the street from and owned by Bern’s Steakhouse.
Historic photograph Courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System
Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein
I used to live down the street from this building so saw it every day. I always thought it was a shame that the facade was altered in such a poor fashion that turns its back on this prominent street corner. The openings could have been infilled in a more sensitive manner and some shallow shops could still be located along the streetscape to create a lively pedestrian experience. Bern’s could sell steak sandwiches from a little corner shop.
Wow, great effect! Windows 7 was my idea, but who’s harebrained idea was NO WINDOWS!
It looks like a castle wall now…………..removing the windows was very stupid. And yet again the older version looks 10 times better than the current.
I believe Bern’s uses it as a warehouse. Notice the cameras in the center of the top turret.