Benches donated for Tampa Main Street project

Lorraine Havlik stands by the bench dedicated to her husband, Frank; the couple owned the grocery store at this site for many years. Courtesy PhotoPictured are Jane and David Coyne; Jane and Anne Deming are daughters of Laddie Havlik, whose family owned the lumberyard across the street for years. Courtesy Photo

The ongoing renovation of downtown Tampa took another step forward Feb. 25 with the gift of two decorative benches in front of the rebuilt ?old grocery store? that is soon to be the site of a new eatery called the Tampa Grill. Donating the benches were the families of Frank Havlik and Laddie Havlik.? The benches, which feature a Santa Fe Trail motif, were designed by David Coyne, who is the facility maintenance supervisor at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, and were built through the Right Track Foundation, an organization that assists people re-entering society from prison by providing them with skills, education, faith, confidence and self-worth.

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