City to hold public meeting on Tangerine Plaza

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The city of St. Petersburg will host a meeting Feb. 23 to talk with the public about the Tangerine Plaza development.

The “Tangerine Plaza Community Conversation” will start at 6 pm and be held in the community room of the St. Petersburg College Douglas L. Jamerson, Jr. Midtown Center at 1300 22nd Street South.

Topics addressed in the meeting include what the greatest need is for the community surrounding Tangerine Plaza, the history of the plaza’s development and how the property can serve the community’s needs in the future.

The midtown shopping center has been in dire straits for years, and anchor store Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market announced last month it would shutter its doors in March, leaving area residents without a grocery store.

The meeting will have city staff in attendance and is open to all interested parties. For more information on the meeting, contact St. Petersburg Director of Education and Community Engagement Leah McRae at (727) 893-7174 or

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.