Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Deal to bring SPiN to BayWalk falling apart

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

I spoke with one of the principals involved with the proposal to bring SPiN, an upscale table-tennis themed club and restaurant, to BayWalk.  That deal was dead before Sandra Gadsden wrote about it last week, although there is talk of bringing SPiN to a different location in St. Petersburg.

By the way, as someone who travels to New York often, describing SPiN, as Gadsden did, as “one of the hottest spots to open in New York City in the last year” is a bit of an exaggeration.  New Yorkers were not lining up around the corner to play ping pong, err, table tennis.  In fact, the friends of mine who I spoke with about SPiN describe it as a place you visit once or twice, but not often.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

Latest from The Bay and the 'Burg

Go to Top