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St. Pete Store will serve as one-stop shop for tourists and push for local artists

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The St. Pete Chamber of Commerce will be opening the St. Pete Store late next month. The space directly across the street from Sundial on Second Avenue North in downtown will sell St. Pete-centric items created by local artists and vendors. While the Chamber has not yet decided exactly what it will sell in the store, visitors can expect things like t-shirts, post cards, mugs and cups, local art, candles and tote bags. Kristina Alspaw, the Chamber’s visitors experience manager,…

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Petition circulates asking St. Pete to choose local, not chain restaurant for Pier space

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A group called LocalShops1 on Change.org started a petition calling on the city to consider locally owned restaurants for the Pier restaurant planned for the Pier head at Pier Park. Under the Request for Proposal for the 7,600-square-foot space, the city listed its preferred proposal as one that would offer “a nationally or regionally recognized chain restaurant or uniquely branded destination restaurant.” While downtown St. Pete does have some chain restaurants available for the choosing, it boasts an impressively wide…

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