Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project

Interviewee

Richard Gonzmart

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Interviewer

Huse, Andrew T.

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2007-01-21

Publication Date

7-14-2008

Abstract

Richard Gonzmart discusses the expansion of the restaurant into various locations around Florida, his father's business acumen, and the reorientation of the business during the crisis following his father's death. He describes the creation of the Cha Cha Coconuts concept, entertainment offerings at the St. Petersburg and Ybor City locations, and his first ventures involving the Café and Warehouse night clubs. Mr. Gonzmart also comments on the development of a central commissary for the company, possible future business plans, and the importance of preserving the Columbia's identity; .

Keywords

Restaurant management, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Florida, Tampa, Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (82 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Restaurant management; Nightclubs; Restaurants

Subject: geographic

Florida; Tampa; Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

Audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project

Identifier

C57-00016

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