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Formerly known as "The Scrub", the area was first settled by freed slaves. Over the years, the neighborhood developed a vibrant business district and became a cultural mecca of sorts for a number of African American musicians, including Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, and Ella Fitzgerald. Band leader Hank Ballard even discovered a dance on Central Avenue; he then wrote and recorded, "The Twist." The area was booming until the shooting of a local African American youth, which resulted in three days of rioting, and the beginnings of a downturn. In 1974, the last of the buildings along Central Avenue, Henry Joyner's Cotton Club, was closed and demolished.

Five years later, in 1979, Perry Harvey, Sr. Park was developed at the request of local youth, looking for a place of their own to recreate near their homes. It was named after Perry Harvey, Sr., who served as the president of the International Longshoremen's Association Local 1402 and was a local civil rights leader.

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Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival

Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival

on Saturday, 2 Mar, 2:00 PM
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900 E Scott St., Tampa, FL 33602
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The annual Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival returns on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 PM. This year, we are at a NEW LOCATION, Perry Harvey Sr. Park in Tampa. Help kick-off Tampa Bay Beer Week while raising money for Florida Brewers Guild

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Tampa Bay Beer Week

Tampa Bay Beer Week

on Saturday, 2 Mar, 2:00 PM
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900 E Scott St., Tampa, FL 33602
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Celebrate Tampa Bay's beer culture in a series of events with local brewers, distributors, and vendors!

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The Central Park community established itself just north of downtown Tampa, and has played an important part in the history of the City of Tampa.

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