From elected officials to local media, there was an understandable outpouring of respect and love over the passing of Jan Platt. Her service, ethics and inspiration were well noted across a spectrum of the citizenry. Among the eclectic chorus: the Press Box Lounge on South Dale Mabry. A digital sign out front said: “RIP Jan Platt, a Tampa Icon.” Nearby was “Go Bolts” signage.
That speaks volumes when it’s not just high-profile public officials who are giving shout-outs for one of their own. Jan Platt touched a lot of lives, and the Press Box underscored that reality. Indeed, RIP.