Palm Harbor company scores Disneyana

Tampa Bay Salvage scored nautical decor from Fulton's Crab House at Disney Springs.

Want to own a piece of the Mouse, or at least a piece of a restaurant that once rented space from him?

Head to Palm Harbor, where Tampa Bay Salvage scored a massive amount of Fulton's Crab House decor.

Fulton's, the steamboat-shaped restaurant floating in Lake Buena Vista, closed in April, with plans to reopen in late 2016 as Paddlefish

Before they closed, Fulton's called Josh White, who owns Tampa Bay Salvage (and also has annual passes to Disney, but really, who doesn't, anymore?). The architectural salvage yard, seen on Dirty Jobs and Operation Salvage, recently moved from Tarpon to Palm Harbor; the typical milieu includes rescued barn wood, lots of ornate doors, and other oversized curios that inspire Pinterest-on-steroid-sized projects. Strewn about, the careful onlooker will notice items with the word "Fulton" printed on the tag above the price.

While some Disney collectors may know about this cache of Disneyana, Tampa Bay Salvage still has an abundance of framed seafood-esque art, nautical lights, at least one porthole and perhaps the coolest rope ladder in a tri-county area.

About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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