March 18, 2020

Photos of a deserted downtown Tampa amid coronavirus pandemic

St. Patrick's Day parties had to end at 5 p.m. this year in the wake of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' order that all bars and nightclubs close at 5 p.m. So, local photographer Dylan Melcher set out to document the day, and found much of downtown Tampa and Tampa Heights' Armature Works almost completely deserted.

03/17/2020
Photos by Dylan Melcher http://www.dylanmelcher.com/

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Photos of a deserted downtown Tampa amid coronavirus pandemic
Photos of a deserted downtown Tampa amid coronavirus pandemic
Photos of a deserted downtown Tampa amid coronavirus pandemic
Photos of a deserted downtown Tampa amid coronavirus pandemic
Photos of a deserted downtown Tampa amid coronavirus pandemic

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