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Central Avenue building owner looks for new tenant for retail, restaurant space on 600 block

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The 600 block of Central Avenue could be getting yet another facelift in the coming months. One of the block’s major owners and developers, Gary Burnside, is looking for some new tenants to boost retail traffic and provide more dining opportunities on the indy-friendly span of Central. Burwell is looking to replace space inside the Crislip arcade that is currently used for the Daggio Art School with retail. He’d also consider renting the space to a jewelry repairperson. The space…

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St. Petersburg Ranks #1 on list of Top 25 Arts Destinations in U.S.

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Members and friends of St. Petersburg’s arts community have spoken, catapulting the city to the top spot on AmericanStyle Magazine’s list of Top 25 Arts Destinations for mid-sized U.S. cities.  This is a significant jump for St. Petersburg; since 2005, the city has consistently ranked near the bottom of the list among other Florida cities. This is the ninth straight year St. Petersburg has been recognized for its vibrant arts community and the first year it’s finished in the top…

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The reopening of Crislip Arcade

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Mayor Bill Foster, City Council Chair Leslie Curran, members of City Council, local business leaders and the 600 Block tenants are holding a grand opening of the newly renovated Crislip Arcade and the surrounding 600 Block at 645 Central Avenue on April 6 at 10 a.m.  Refreshments will be served. Recent plans to demolish the arcade and the adjacent properties on the 600 block for a new mixed-use redevelopment were dashed as the economy declined, leaving a vacant and blighted…

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Leslie Curran emerging as ‘voice of opposition’ to Bill Foster’s City Hall

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Ouch. Ouch. OUCH! As much as it pains me to write this – ouch! – City Councilmember Leslie Curran is emerging as a counterweight, if not the voice of opposition, to Mayor Bill Foster’s City Hall, a suprising development considering that Curran and Foster are both Republicans from the same part of town who share similar worldviews. Yet, since becoming Chair of the City Council, Curran’s frustration with some of Foster’s heavy-handedness is becoming apparent. Consider this exchange during a…

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Leslie Curran emerging as ‘voice of opposition’ to Bill Foster’s City Hall

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Ouch. Ouch. OUCH! As much as it pains me to write this – ouch! – City Councilmember Leslie Curran is emerging as a counterweight, if not the voice of opposition, to Mayor Bill Foster’s City Hall, a suprising development considering that Curran and Foster are both Republicans from the same part of town who share similar worldviews. Yet, since becoming Chair of the City Council, Curran’s frustration with some of Foster’s heavy-handedness is becoming apparent. Consider this exchange during a…

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Clean Up Crislip Arcade

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Saint Petersburg Preservation is excited to tell you that we’re making progress with the Crislip Arcade in downtown St. Petersburg! We’ve worked with the owner and with the City of St. Petersburg, J Allan Studios, and Pinstripe Marketing to find a way to clean up and revitalize this prominent stretch of Central Avenue, between 6th and 7tth Streets. The owner has agreed to let us clean up the arcade and storefronts – sweep, paint, and generally make the place look…

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