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Darden Rice throws out fourth ‘no’ on downtown hotel and convention center

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St. Pete City Council is set to vote on the long-anticipated downtown waterfront masterplan at its meeting Thursday afternoon. Central to the debate is whether or not the plan will include a controversial hotel and conference center on parking lot land near the Mahaffey Theater. Three council members – Steve Kornell, Wengay Newton and Karl Nurse — had opposed the plan. But with just three dissenters, it could have still passed. Now there is a fourth dissenter – Darden Rice. In…

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