Tampa, Florida -- A popular South Howard restaurant is in hot water with the City of Tampa. CopperFish restaurant has racked up nearly $800,000 in fines for violations.
Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn and CopperFish owner Gordon Davis smiled for the cameras at an event at the restaurant Thursday night. They were celebrating the success of the businesses along SoHo's restaurant row. Behind the scenes, the city and the seafood grill are in a legal battle over code enforcement and building violations.