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The men to see for Florida memorabilia

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — “Can you hold on?” Ken Breslauer asked during a call to set up a time to view his 12,000-item collection of vintage Florida souvenirs. “I’m at the demolition of the Garden Cafeteria.”

At its highpoint in the mid-1900s, the tropical-themed cafeteria served thousands of people a day, many of them tourists from the North. A good five minutes later, Breslauer was back on the phone.

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