Source: St. Petersburg Times
On December 11, 1999, the St. Petersburg Times published an article on Ramadan celebrations in the St. Petersburg area. The 85 members of the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center of Clearwater will gather to celebrate Ramadan in their newly constructed mosque. Last year, members celebrated Ramadan among ladders and cans of paints as the former studio was in the process of being turned into a mosque. Soon, a 55-foot minaret will be added to the mosque, along with a classroom, kitchen, and restroom. In Tampa, Muslims will gather at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay, which can accommodate 1,700 people.