Three of Tampa's top vintage boutiques Sherry's YesterDaze Vintage in Seminole Heights, Squaresville Vintage Clothing and Retro Home Decor in SoHo and the godmother of them all, Ybor City's La France get major play today in a highly complimentary story in the New York Times' travel pages.
So does Tampa itself, for that matter. Vacationing writer Jen A. Miller acknowledges Tampa can be a pass-through city on the way to spring training or Disney World, but recommends tourists take a moment and check out the city's mix of cultures, name-checking Ybor City and Hyde Park and quoting the ever-quotable Florida historian Gary Mormino.
"Yes, Tampa is in Florida," says Miller, "but its less stodgy and more eclectic than some of its neighbors. This is not Boca."