The hole remained active and grew to 38 feet wide on Wednesday, the Pasco County Emergency Management Agency said Thursday, and surrounding businesses are continuing to monitor the hole closely while they await the results of an engineering firm's assessment of the depression. He was frustrated and nervous when he entered his office in Port Richey on Wednesday morning to find a five-foot depression that had grown to 25 feet in just 24 hours.
He said he had an eye on the possibility of depression, not a sinkhole, but said it had not affected his surgeries. The space around the sink is in front of Port Richey Bar and Grill, the only restaurant in the area, and its owner David Berlo said if they stop, they have a good chance of opening. We want to reach out to our patients to make sure they're still open, "he said.
As he told local news station WTSP, it took a lot of sweat and tears to build this thing and to see it go down is very painful. He said he wasn't sure what caused the depression, but he said his business, especially the employees and the county's money, would be disrupted, especially if COVID 19 goes under, said one customer, Harold Misener. Port Richey Bar and Grill owner David Berlo said the rapid growth in recent years had been an important factor in the city's economic success.
In the 2011 census, 3962 families lived in the city, 45.2% of whom were not from families. 39.0% of children under 18 years of age lived together as married couples, 17.9% of them pretended to be married, 11.7% had a housekeeper with a husband and 44.5% had no male homeowners, of which 47.6% had none according to the census.
Median household income in the city was $35,881 and median family income was $41,172. The poverty line is 18.8%, which implies a median income of $14,921 and a poverty rate of 2.2%. 28.3% of the population were 65 years or older and this population was distributed among the 18-34 age group, as well as the average age of the adult population of the residents of New Port Richey.
Florida's hot and humid summers were not conducive to staging makeup, prompting filmmakers to leave their picturesque town across the river because of Southern California's milder temperatures. In New Port Richey, the power of the stars flourished as actors of the time, including Charlie Chaplin and Shirley Temple, owned luxury riverside villas and enjoyed a relaxed life on the coast. Before the air conditioning was invented, it was not accessible to everyone.
The Good Neighbor Trail runs from Brooksville to Withlacoochee State Forest in western Florida, following the path of the St. Lucie River and its tributaries. There is the Bayshore Trail, a wide, asphalt path that runs along the Duke Energy power corridor and runs for 2.4 miles along SR-54 from the Pasco-Pinellas County line to SR 54. In short, it offers a picturesque view of New Port Richey and the stilt houses on the waterfront and the city's waterfront.
Nearby you will discover a family-owned, functioning game farm that strives to preserve an endangered species. Open from November to April, this off-the-beaten-track farmers "market offers many delicious kumquat products, including a variety of sweet, savoury and sweet - and sour - varieties, as well as a wide selection of other fruits and vegetables. No trip to Florida's sporting coast would be complete without one of the world's leading growers and exporters of kumsquats, the second most popular and abundant fruit in Florida.
Moon Lake Gardens and Dude Ranch, which houses the world's largest collection of equestrian equipment, opened in the 1930s. It hosts equestrian events such as horse racing, horse shows and the annual Florida Horse Show.
In 1972 Pasco-Hernando State College began offering courses in New Port Richey and completed the construction of a campus in 1976. In 1983 a post office was opened, and in 1988 the first post school in the city was opened. In 1995, it became the site of Newport's first public high school, Newport High School.
In 1926, a new theater was named after Thomas Meighan, and in 1927 the New Port Richey Public Library, the first public library in the state of Florida, was completed.
Houses were also built in New Port Richey, and in 1989 stilt house owners came up with the idea of leasing land for existing buildings. The house was built on the site where fishermen originally claimed the rights of the squatters to build their camp. His brother R.E. Baillie felled cypresses for timber and drove a barge to a place at the mouth of the Pithlachasco River where he built a lodge.
In 1937, J.B. Starkey bought the land for his cattle farm, and the county kept the 7,284 acres open to the public.