Here's what that Seminole Heights dog park and bar might look like

A dog park and a people bar? Hells yes!

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click to enlarge Plans for Hair of the Dog consist of a small dog park and a large dog park. - via Facebook
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Plans for Hair of the Dog consist of a small dog park and a large dog park.

Have you always felt like all your local dog park needed was a place to set your beer? Well, you might want to take a look at the proposed Hair of the Dog dog park and bar in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood. These renderings are only preliminary, but check them out.

The bar (fashioned using a shipping container, because of course it is) and dog park (fashioned out of green stuff, because dogs like to pee on green stuff) would be at North Nebraska Avenue and Genessee Street.

click to enlarge Dogs are literally all around you at the proposed dog park and bar. - via Facebook
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Dogs are literally all around you at the proposed dog park and bar.

Small dogs and large dogs would have separate places to play, pee and poop. Humans would share bar space, regardless of their size.

click to enlarge The proposed site at Nebraska and Genessee must get rezoned to allow the park and bar. - via Facebook
via Facebook
The proposed site at Nebraska and Genessee must get rezoned to allow the park and bar.

To make this magical dog-play-date and beer nirvana happen, Tampa City Council must bless the rezoning request filed by the owners. The vote takes place at 6 p.m. March 23 at Tampa City Hall (third floor). To help show that the community backs this venture, the owners have invited supporters out to Brew Bus at 4:30 that day; they'll buy everyone a beer and give out T-shirts, then take supporters on the bus downtown for the meeting.

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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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