The mix of clubs on Seventh Avenue attracts late-night crowds eager for a hookup. Although the establishments are modernized, Ybor City (pronounced EE-bore) retains a sultry Latin flavor befitting an area named for Vincente Martinez Ybor, with chic restaurants, funky nightclubs and fun-seekers sporting tattoos and piercings. Founded by cigar manufacturers and settled by immigrants from Spain, Cuba and Italy, the area has transformed several times and the present accent on nightlife mainly attracts the younger set. Ybor City has been designated a National Historic Landmark District with a number of buildings among the National Register of Historic Places. The Columbia Restaurant on Seventh Avenue opened in 1905, and still fetches national awards for its outstanding Latin cuisine and colorful stage shows.