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Tryst refutes accusations of being a bad neighbor

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Tryst Gastro Lounge, the booming nightlife mecca on Beach Drive, is firing back against recent accusations that the business was a “bad neighbor.” During a City Council meeting earlier this month approving an updated noise ordinance, several residents and some council members specifically referenced Tryst as the center of the noise problem downtown. No other business was directly referenced in that meeting. “We work very closely with the city of St. Petersburg to comply with the latest noise requirements,” the…

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Not going to the Grand Prix? Here’s some other stuff to do in St. Pete

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Tens of thousands of St Pete residents and out of towners will flock to downtown St. Pete this week for the St Petersburg Firestone Grand Prix. But for those who aren’t up for paying big bucks to watch fast cars and hear loud noises, there’s plenty else happening around town this weekend. The SunLit Festival continues this weekend with several events. The 35th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair is happening Friday through Sunday at the Coliseum in downtown. The event…

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Here’s everything you need to know heading into this year’s Grand Prix

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It’s race week in St. Pete. The St. Petersburg Firestone Grand Prix kicks off this Friday and runs through Sunday in downtown. Whether residents are going to the race or just trying to navigate downtown for other activities, here’s everything you need to know about St. Pete’s busiest weekend. Parking will be a challenge. Loads of extra bike racks will be set up at Grand Prix entry points to encourage fans to bike rather than drive to the event. For…

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St. Pete adopts changes to noise ordinance

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St. Pete City Council finally came to consensus on an update to the city’s noise ordinance. The board approved a measure that requires bars and restaurants with outdoor noise projection to point the speakers toward its customers, not toward its neighbors. Specifically, the ordinance requires the speakers to be permanently mounted and be directed away from residences. The issue came up after a number of downtown St. Pete condo owners complained about booming noise from neighboring establishments well into the…

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AIA New York honors New St. Pete Pier design in 2016 award for urban design

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The new St. Pete Pier design concept is being honored by AIA New York in its annual design awards. The design and its parent firm, Rogers Partners, received a Merit Award in Urban Design from the group, also known as the Center for Architecture. “The New St. Pete Pier will provide year-round activity along the entire length of the new pier and seamlessly integrate with downtown St. Pete’s ongoing renaissance,” Rogers Partners posted on Facebook. The firm is working locally…

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First Pier workshop scheduled as presidential preference primary polls close

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The first public workshop to discuss the Pier Approach is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at USF St. Pete in the Student Center Ballroom. There will not be a formal presentation by the design team, W-Architecture and the local firm Wannemacher-Jensen, but the team will provide a quick overview of initial concepts. From there the team wants to hear from residents. The time was set later than most workshops to allow voters to get to the polls…

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Ground breaking on what will be St. Pete’s tallest building planned for Friday

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Ground breaks on what will be St. Pete’s tallest building this Friday. Mayor Rick Kriseman and other city officials will be on hand from 10 a.m. until noon to celebrate the planned 41-story ONE St. Petersburg condominium tower. The condo at 100 First Avenue North will feature 253 luxury condos, a 40,000 square-foot elevated resort deck including a fitness center, swimming pool, whirlpool, spa and private cabanas as well as a 173-room Hyatt Hotel with more than 17,000 square-feet of…

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