Downtown Tampa's Army Navy Surplus Market, for decades the go-to place for dog tags, tents, combat boots and all things camouflage, will soon close its cavernous store just south of Interstate 275.
Counting as its customers military personnel, police, outdoorsmen and downtown workers, the store at 1312 N Tampa St. begins its last sale Thursday and will stay open until everything is sold.
Nick Potamitis, who bought the business more than 30 years ago and said it was open for decades before that, has decided it's time to retire.
Others will remember it as Romneyville, the protesters' camp during the 2012 Republican National Convention. Romneyville occupied a chain-link lot behind the store. At its peak, Romneyville was home to more than 100 people.