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Event Details

Café con Tampa's® next meeting is Friday, June 14, at 8am

The Portico, 1001 North Florida Avenue, Tampa

Florida Hustlers, Dreamers & Queenpins: The real-life characters who inspired Florida Girls.

L.L. Kirchner, Author

Speaker Description of The Discussion:

L.L. Kirchner’s historical novel Florida Girls follows a team of touring swimsuit models on a war bond tour who take on the Tampa Mafia. The book is steeped in local true stories, from the promotional shenanigans of John Lodwick and his “Purity League,” to the Era of Blood following the Mafia’s takeover of bolita.

Cost $12 -- Breakfast Included

Park/Walk/Ride - There are 35 free spaces at The Portico and there are plenty of metered spaces all around the building. In the spirit of urbanism we encourage you to walk or ride using resources from the Tampa Downtown Partnership,  Walk Bike TampaHART and Coast Bike Share.


Please join us. No membership required.

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New Meeting Place

Please join us at our new venue, The Portico. Besides being a beautiful venue with room to grow, The Portico is also a social enterprise that contributes to our community. For more information visit their website https://theportico.org/


Café con Tampa® is an inclusive organization and we want everyone to feel welcomed. If you can't afford the $12 fee for breakfast, please email us at bcarlson@tuckerhall.com with the subject line "scholarship" to request free entry. College students and members of the Young Republicans and Young Democrats are always allowed in free.

We are also very appreciative of the hard work and loyalty that the employees of Oxford Exchange showed us over many years. They are also always welcome to join us free. 

Save the Date

June 21 -- TBA

June 28 -- TBA


Note: TBA indicates that the date is reserved and confirmation is pending. Speakers are subject to change.

Disclaimer: Café con Tampa® is a 501c3 non profit organization and does not take positions on issues. An invitation to speak does not imply an endorsement of an issue or candidate. It's simply an opportunity for the community to have a meaningful discussion.  

Join The Effort to Build The Arts

Café con Tampa® is proud to support its partner organization, the Tampa Arts Alliance that seeks to build the grassroots arts movement and promote the arts in Tampa. To join the effort, please visit the website: https://tampaartsalliance.org/

Have you seen all the episodes of the "Arts in Tampa" docuseries?

The 'Arts in Tampa' docuseries is a much beloved aspect of the Tampa Arts Alliance collaboration with Visit Tampa Bay. In May, the series trailer was featured in the The National Tourism Week Luncheon to more 500 industry leaders. Thank you to Visit Tampa Bay President & CEO Santiago Corrada for showcasing the arts as an integral aspect of our local economy and quality of life. To see scenes from the luncheon click https://tampaartsalliance.org.

Be sure to watch the entire series:

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Venue Information

The Portico Cafe
1001 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602

Organizer Information

Cafe Con Tampa

2905 Bayshore Boulevard
Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33629
+1 (813) 431-2811

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