Sam Ash Music Store Formerly The Kapok Tree Restaurant

The Sam Ash Music Store in Clearwater was formerly the Kapok Tree Restaurant.  Technically, the Sam Ash Store is probably located in Safety Harbor, rather than Clearwater. The Kapok Tree Restaurant was created in 1957 and continued its operations until 1991.  Its founders, Richard B Baumgardner and Jim Jones created a monstrous complex with 12 dining rooms, each with its own theme, and seating for hundreds of patrons.  Its architecture has strong Italian and Greek influences with fountains that distribute over 60,000 gallons of water Read More +