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Five Things We Learned This Week

Mandalay Pier could come down, the Main Library entrance could get a fence and a locking gate, Hulk Hogan's mansion sells and here is a recap of more of the most popular stories this week on Clearwater Patch.

Five Things We Learned This Week

1. The iconic sunset spot between Frenchy’s Rockaway and the Palm Pavilion will be destroyed if city . About 50 years ago the pier was built, and over time the concrete has worn down and sand has covered up other areas of it. A poll asking if the pier should be saved or destroyed is essentially split.

2. The volunteer group that advises management and use of , black, wrought-iron style fence around the courtyard and front entrance of the .  The City Council discusses funding the $72,000 project next week.

3. After two months of construction and , an upscale nightclub on U.S. 19, officially opened over the weekend. Boasting a chic interior filled with dark woods, glossy marble countertops, splashy colors and state-of-the-art electronics, the club aims to provide something managers believe is sorely lacking in this area.

4.  Belleair mansion  sold for $6.2 million on Friday, according to TBO.com. Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, had originally listed the 17,459-square foot-home overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway for $25 million in 2006. After multiple reductions, in November it was priced at $9 million.

5. Three days of music kicks off the 59th annual at Coachman Park April 20 which also features a running competition, disc golf tournament and a classic car show. The event started as a way to keep snowbirds around a little longer and features entertainment all can enjoy too.

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