After 45 years, Grand Prix Tampa is now closed

While Tampa Grand Prix as we know it is gone, there's still a chance to salvage some history.

click to enlarge After 45 years, Grand Prix Tampa is now closed
Photo via Grand Prix Tampa
Grand Prix Tampa, an iconic local fixture for kid's birthday parties, mini-golf and go-carts since 1978, has closed its doors.

"We appreciate your many years of continued support of our business however we regret to inform you that Grand Prix Tampa is PERMANENTLY CLOSED," read a message on Grand Prix Tampa's Facebook page on Monday.

Owners Christian and Carlos Yepes told Paul Guzzo that the property, which is located at 14320 N Nebraska Ave., will soon be demolished to make way for a nearly 300-unit apartment building.

While Tampa Grand Prix as we know it is gone, there's still a chance to salvage some history. Bay Area Auction Services will host an onsite auction on Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. , where everything from go-karts, mini golf pieces, pitching machines, kitchen supplies, and most importantly, the entire prize counter, will be up for grabs. 

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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