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Upset St. Pete residents ask City Council to reject Callaloo Group from Manhattan Casino

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Although the item was removed from the St. Petersburg City Council’s agenda, a number of citizens came before Council members and Mayor Rick Kriseman Thursday to express discontent with the decision to lease and operate the historic Manhattan Casino to the Callaloo Group. Leading Callaloo is Ramon Hernandez, operator of Pipo’s Cuban restaurants, who intends to offer a “Floribbean” fusion restaurant at the Casino.

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St. Pete progressives want City Council candidates to focus on ‘New Deal’

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Acknowledging that discussing the sewage system, the plight of the Tampa Bay Rays potential stadium relocation, and the escalating costs of a new Pier are important issues, members of the People’s Budget Review (PBR) advocacy group said Wednesday that with fewer resources coming from Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., the candidates running for St. Petersburg mayor and City Council need to focus on the bread and butter issues that directly affect people’s lives.

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