Huse, Andrew T.
University of South Florida Libraries
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; .
Restaurant management, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Florida, Tampa, Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
1 sound file (82 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;
Restaurant management; Nightclubs; Restaurants
Florida; Tampa; Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
Oral histories; Online audio
University of South Florida
Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project
Gonzmart, Richard, "Richard Gonzmart" (2008). Columbia Restaurant Oral History Project. 2.