Don Vicente de Ybor to convert hotel rooms into apartments

The 16 quaint hotel rooms in the Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn are soon to become apartments.

Following a Tuesday report in the Tampa Bay Business Journal about the Don Vicente closing in May, Darryl Shaw, who owns the building, revealed his plans going forward.

“It’s really too small for a hotel,” Shaw said Wednesday. “The Don Vicente had primarily become an event space, and the hotel rooms became secondary. We think the best use is to turn them into residential.”

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