"Winter" draws crowds despite cold weather | News
Clearwater Beach, Florida - The cold weather may keep visitors away from the beach, but it's not hurting the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
The CMA reports Tuesday's attendance was the third highest ever recorded at its main facility on Island Estates. Highest ever attendance is reported at the Winter Dolphin Tale Adventure in the downtown Harborview Center.
This, says the CMA Management, is proof the facility's ability to attract tourists is sustainable, bolstering its quest for a new $160 million aquarium on the site now occupied by City Hall.
City staff and aquarium officials are working on language for a referendum in November, so citizens can vote