Thursday, August 30, 2018

Snapshot: Huracan Supermarket - Tampa, FL

Given, as I mentioned in the Bravo post, the recent hurricane season here in Florida, it would stand to reason that this supermarket (whose name means hurricane) would not be so popular. In fact, it's a very heavily-used market.
I snapped a few pictures of this store as I drove by, hoping to return for a full tour. However, that unfortunately never happened.
It's tempting to label this as a Centennial-style A&P. However, although all the elements are there, the proportions are all wrong. Plus, the building is too shallow. The A&P Centennials went far back.
"Feria", as visible on the sign to the left of the entrance, means in this context market or farmer's market. Thanks to Google Maps, we can take a quick look inside, although I'm not sure of the layout here.


If you zoom in to the sign on the right, you can see it actually advertises the "diary" department. Oops!


The butcher shop appears to be in a separate room. Reminds me a lot of the Hudson County stores!
Produce department. As you can see, the 3D view doesn't always work, like this poor man who's missing his legs (but hey, he seems to be levitating, which is pretty cool).
Overall, this store looks a little cleaner and better organized than the ones in Hudson County. It's located at 402 E Sligh Ave in Tampa.

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  1. What a cool little store! I'm going to be trying the 360-views on my blog soon... I recently picked up a Samsung Gear 360 camera for home, but figured I could use it for things like this. It would be really cool if it worked! I know Samsung released a phone with it built in (and it didn't work so well). So that's probably why the ones above are not calibrated correctly. I've seen ones on Google Maps submitted by viewers that are perfect... Nicholas Markets Foodtown of Washington is one.

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    1. Oh, and I previously didn't see that a few of them aren't loading properly. Here's a link to all the 360 views: https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x88c2c6bd2e9b5e81%3A0x7b3d8113dcfa713e!2m20!8m2!1m1!1e2!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e6!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e5!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipM9_DHl5IRqT5IpGlL8rLx6snL_u1zU3b72iAta%3Dw568-h320-k-no!5shuracan%20supermarket%2C%20tampa%2C%20fl%20-%20Google%20Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipM3Z3oVHKtkbXws1aYpr0lGi_kNz7ipq5n8og0-&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo-8iyjZvdAhWimeAKHfawCZ4QoiowSHoECA8QCQ&activetab=panorama

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