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With session over, Jeff Brandes plans ‘Brews with Brandes’ event

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Now that the 2016 Legislative Session has concluded, state Sen. Jeff Brandes is once again hosting his popular craft beer event in St. Petersburg’s up-and-coming Edge District. The St. Petersburg Republican invites friends and supporters to enjoy his latest “Brews with Brandes” on Wednesday, March 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Green Bench Brewing Company, 1133 Baum Avenue. Billed as a relaxing evening with the senator, the fundraising reception will feature food and discounts on several Green Bench craft beers. Green…

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2 days, 2 downtown St. Pete apartment buildings announced

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Hot on the heels of announcing a 22-story apartment building in downtown St. Pete, news of another just west of it broke Tuesday morning. According to the pro-St. Pete development news site St. Pete Rising, the NRP Group is planning to build a nine-story luxury apartment building on the block between Second and Third avenues south, and Fourth and Fifth streets. The property is a parking lot across the street from the Tampa Bay Times. Plans for the new development…

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Hawkers Asian Street Fare to open in Edge District

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Come this March St. Pete residents won’t have to travel all the way to Asia to experience authentic street fare popular in areas like China and Singapore. The growing chain Hawkers is opening its third location in the Edge District near downtown St. Pete. Named after street vendors in Asia who sell local cuisine made from locally available ingredients, Hawkers offers street snacks common in Vietnam, mainland China, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Nothing on the menu is more than $8.50.…

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St. Pete’s state of the economy reception message: We’re awesome

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Officials in St. Pete hosted a reception Tuesday to go over the state of the city’s economy. Basically, it was a commercial for the city, complete with a free drink for anyone in attendance. And the event wasn’t very well-scheduled, considering organizers nestled the reception in the middle of Election Day, ensuring most reporters were too busy to notice. In any case, the take-away was a good one. St. Pete, like, So. Totally. Rocks. First of all, the city is growing. St. Pete’s population…

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The Amsterdam faces $56,000 lawsuit

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A popular St. Pete hangout is being sued for failing to make payments on a loan. Owners of The Amsterdam on Central Avenue in the burgeoning Edge district owe $50,000 plus interest. In April of 2013 owner John Cullen borrowed the money from his neighbors Buford and Patricia Simpson. In a Promissory Note filed along with the lawsuit, Cullen agreed to make annual payments of just more than $3,000 for seven years, with the remaining balance due at the end…

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St. Pete to host Florida Main Street Conference

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St. Pete will play host to an annual meeting of Florida Main Streets this August. The Florida Main Street Conference will be at the Vinoy August 17-19 for the program’s 30th anniversary. The conference will host more some 50 “Main Street” communities including our own Edge District, Grand Central and Deuces Live Main Street. The three communities are co-hosting the conference. All are accredited by the National Main Street Center. “The City of St. Petersburg welcomes the 2015 Florida Main Street…

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St. Pete City Council moves forward with plan to add needed parking in Edge District

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St. Pete City Council approved on first reading a plan to increase parking spaces in the popular Edge District. A second reading and public hearing is scheduled for June 4. Under the plan, parking would be made available in various locations in the area extending from 22 Street East to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street east to west and then from Fifth Avenue North south to Seventh Avenue. The new parking will be borrowed from that currently used in…

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