Restaurateur to create alliance for iconic eateries

Membership would be restricted to 100-year-old, family-run businesses

Richard Gonzmart, owner of the iconic 106-year-old Columbia Restaurant in Tampa, Fla., is looking to create an organization with a small, exclusive membership — restaurants that are at least 100 years old and are owned by members of the founding family.

Gonzmart, who runs the 1,700-seat restaurant, said by joining together with other places that can trace their heritage back a century, he hopes members could share resources, knowledge and tips on staying relevant in these tough e

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