Monday, November 24, 2008

Hot War to Hot Dogs

Just to the east of Busch Gardens' parking lot in Tampa stands Mel's Hot Dogs, since 1973. The restaurant also happens to be in the last remaining building from the World War II training base, Henderson Field. The former Army air field land is now part of Busch Gardens, a brewery, and the University of South Florida. Traces of the runways can still be found, and in 2000, construction crews at the university found a rusty practice bomb.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Wow! Very cool info! I wondered about that building. I took pictures of it myself about a year with the intent of finding out about the building that doesn't match anything around it. Everytime I've been by there it's been closed. I've got to do a better job of stopping by next time I'm in the Tampa Bay area and honoring the place with a fine hotdog purchase!!! :)


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