'La Setima' name change could create memorabilia
Tampa City Council members moved forward Thursday with the decision to change the name of the street now known as "La Sétima" to "La Séptima," but not before Council member Charlie Miranda made a proposal to reduce the cost of the change:
Offer the old signs for sale.
"I think you'll be surprised what someone will pay for an old sign," he said. "If, legally, I can be a bidder, I will bid."
Last week, the council decided to change the Spanish secondary name for Seventh Avenue, the Latin Quarter's main strip, from La Sétima to La Séptima, which supporters say is a more accurate and commonly regarded Spanish spelling for "The Seventh." Changing the street signs on about 10 blocks in Ybor City will cost an estimated $2,000.