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St. Pete’s Happy Shack closes

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Another day, another bar closes in St. Petersburg (maybe we should extend “last call” to 3 a.m.). One of my favorite watering holes, the Happy Shack on 4th Street aka The Recession Shack, so named because of its 99 cent Miller High Life drafts, has closed its doors as the owners and management focus on opening their BBQ joint across the street.

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