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Best way to confuse hookers on Nebraska Avenue: Proposed name change to Pedro Menéndez de Avilés Avenue

Best way to confuse hookers on Nebraska Avenue

According to a recent report in the Trib, Yvonne Yolie Capin has suspended her efforts to rename Nebraska Avenue after 16th-century Spanish colonial governor Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. The Tampa City Councilwoman said she wants to hold off until Mayor Buckhorn finishes a study of the urban artery under his InVision Tampa project. Government costs are estimated at $75,000, and business owners may have to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars more to name an avenue infamous for hooker hookups. In addition, the potential namesake allegedly murdered French Protestants where Jacksonville is today. So, before you join a choir of Protestants and prostitutes, crying “WTF,” be assured that Councilwoman Capin proposed the change to mark the 500th anniversary of the Spaniards’ discovery of Florida and had aspirations to connect young Latinos with the state's Hispanic history. Whether Menéndez de Avilés rode his horse down Tampa’s central corridor pillaging whores is still up for debate.