Isn’t this a perfect solution to the Pier Aquarium’s troubles?

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So, I read this …

Former Pier Aquarium loses new home via Katherine Snow Smith of the Tampa Bay Times

“The former Pier Aquarium, which was slated to open late this year in John’s Pass Village as Secrets of the Sea Marine Exploration Center and Aquarium, has lost its lease. It is looking for new locations but the delay in opening will hurt the organization, which is storing its marine life in various tanks in the area.”

Then I read this …

Marine-themed restaurant planned for Guy Harvey Outpost on St. Pete Beach via Susan Thurston of the Tampa Bay Times

“Plans are afloat to add a marine-themed restaurant with 40,000-gallon fish tank to the year-old Guy Harvey Outpost beachfront resort. … The fish tank would house 75 to 100 large fish native to the Gulf of Mexico, and divers inside the tank would talk to restaurant patrons through a speaker system.”

All of which got me thinking, why doesn’t someone from the former Pier Aquarium call Guy Harvey’s people and see if the new marine-themed restaurant with the 40,000-gallon fish tank could use fish!

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