Tampa Bay’s 10 Leading Men 2010: Richard Gonzmart

November 12, 2013 | South Tampa Magazine | Categories: 10 Leading Men, Editorial, People | Tags: Columbia Restaurant, Richard Gonzmart


Richard Gonzmart

Owner, Columbia Restaurant


What he’s wearing: Houndstooth cashmere sport coat and dress shirt, Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection; pants by Zanella; shoes by Ferragamo


Benevolent Projects: Gonzmart Family Foundation; Richard’s Run for Life; Moffit Cancer Center

Favorite designers: Hugo Boss, Armani

My hero: My father

Bay area’s best-kept secret: The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and USF College of Medicine

My specialty: Having a passion for life

Most ridiculous fashion purchase: When I was in Madrid I bought these red suede shoes.

Greatest extravagance: My 26 German Shepherds, boats and my autographed guitars

I’d travel 5,000 miles to see: My wife and daughters

Favorite nightspot: Home

Top 3 songs on my ipod: Barbara Streisand’s “Here’s to Life”, Sting’s “Windmills of Your Mind” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”

What inspires me: Knowing I’m making a difference

Guilty pleasure: Chocolate. Last year I bought 80 boxes of Thin Mints from my granddaughter. I have a wine cellar at home and I keep them in there. I’m down to my last eight or 10 boxes.

Can’t live without: My family