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St. Pete’s downtown YMCA to be remade as boutique hotel

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Plans to reinvent the long-shuttered YMCA in downtown St. Petersburg have begun. Owner Nick Ekonomou announced his purchase of the Mediterranean revival-style building in November and is working on the building’s exterior to prevent further damage to the historic structure. The Y is set to become a boutique hotel and event space. Now Ekonomou is making plans to erect another building in between it and the Tampa Bay Times building. He plans a nine-story luxury apartment building complete with a…

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