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Pier Diary, May 20: As life goes on, signs of the end

The views of Tampa Bay from the fourth-floor Columbia restaurant were captivating through the floor-to-ceiling windows and reflected in the mirrored walls. Beyond, vessels cut through the water or drifted leisurely by.

As diners contemplated the souvenir menus featuring the Pier that is to close forever in just a few days, waiters placed chunks of warm, sweet-smelling Cuban bread on their tables, a easy temptation ahead of the meal.

Floors below, a hand-written sign announces that everything is 50 percent off in the Pier Aquarium.

Pier Diary, May 20: As life goes on, signs of the end 05/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:04pm]

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