Florida Food Families Oral History Project

Title

Helen Richards Oral History Interview

Interviewee

Helen Richards

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Interviewer

Andrew Thomas Huse

Date

2002-03-12

Publication Date

Winter 12-29-2008

Abstract

Helen Richards describes how she and her husband, Robert, came to own the Seabreeze Restaurant in Tampa. The interview begins with an account of Mrs. Richards's childhood in Tampa during the 1930s and 1940s. She explains how she met her husband, who was a fisherman, and describes their first business selling fish at a bait shop next door to the Seabreeze. The interview continues with a discussion of how Mr. and Mrs. Richards bought the restaurant and started to run it. Mrs. Richards also recounts some of her business's legal issues with Tampa Port Authority , which concludes the interview.

Keywords

Family-owned business enterprises, Florida; Tampa, Cooking, Seafood, Seafood industry, Restaurants

Subject: topical

Family-owned business enterprises; Florida; Tampa; Cooking (seafood); Seafood industry; Restaurants

Subject: geographic

Florida

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral History

Format

1 sound file (51 mins.) : Digital, MP3 file; 1 transcript (PDF) 17 pp.

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Collection

Florida Food Families Oral History Project

Identifier

T30-00011

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