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Safety Harbor to reconsider Harbor Bar deal terms



On a patch of city-owned land downtown, the Harbor Bar may build a shaded wooden deck with a Margaritaville-themed mini-bar, six tables and a big-screen television.

The deck would be public space, where residents and city workers could bring their lunches, laptops and kids, but only until 3 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. on weekends. After those times, Harbor Bar, which sells beer and liquor but no food at 844 Main St., would transform the deck to a bar for paying customers.

It's an unusual arrangement that was approved with little discussion by city commissioners in March.

However, city officials are poised to revisit the details Monday after Commissioner Richard Blake expressed concerns about the contract terms.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:22pm]


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