Photo by Jourdan Ducat
South Tampa's Tapper Pub has changed hands.
The sale of one of Tampa's oldest bars has officially been finalized, giving former owner Guido Caggiano and longtime bartender Kay some much needed time off.
According to a Facebook
post yesterday by Lynn Love of Tomlin Commercial Real Estate Services, the new owners, who were not named, intend to make only minor changes and continue the legacy Guido and his staff created.
After this post was published, a SunBiz listing for “Tapper Pub, A Delaware LLC” appeared. The LLC is registered to Dovetail Property Management LLC, which has ties to Tampa Armature Works developer Adam Harden.
"Guido Caggiano and his family have worked long and hard, and the new owners will continue the legacy they have built. Planning only thought out minor adjustments," wrote Lynn. "It is of course with some mixed emotions for all. But Guido will get some time to relax and retire . But has a noted and standing reserved seat at the bar forever."
Love was also involved in the recent sale of Barefoot Billy's Friendly Tavern on Gandy Boulevard in South Tampa.
Located at 3832 Britton Plaza, Tapper Pub first debuted back in 1967 and has been an anchor of the Britton Plaza strip mall ever since.
It's unclear if the new owners intend to keep the bar smoking friendly, but it's safe to say the delicious deli sandwiches will be around for years to come.
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