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Updated: 07/17/2013 08:03:28AM

Shorty’s Place:
Punta Gorda’s classic neighborhood bar

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HERALD PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY
A huge mural greets visitors as the pull into the parking lot at Shorty’s Place, 306 W. Marion Ave.

HERALD PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY
Dave and Sheryl Peters, aka Mr. and Mrs. Shorty, are expanding the building for their grand opening in the fall.

HERALD PHOTO BY AL HEMINGWAY
A huge collection of beer cans from across the country wrap the walls inside Shorty’s Place, 306 W. Marion Ave.

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By AL HEMINGWAY

Correspondent

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Looking at Shorty’s Place from the outside, a person might wonder how a bar can fit inside the 24-by-30-foot long building. What the structure lacks in size, however, it certainly makes up for in atmosphere. Only in a local place like Shorty’s can a person enter and, as the theme song for the television series “Cheers” once said, “Everybody knows your name.”

If a visitor is lucky enough, they may just be greeted by the owner, Sheryl Peters, affectionately known as “Shorty” to her friends and patrons, with a hearty, “How are ya! Welcome to Shorty’s Place!”

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