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Callaloo Group talks Manhattan Casino plans with St. Pete City Council

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The decision by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman‘s administration to award the Callaloo Group to take over the historic Manhattan Casino last month was not exactly met with universal praise in the community – even amongst the mayor’s most fervent supporters in South St. Pete.

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City of St. Pete seeks tenant for Manhattan Casino

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For months, community leaders from south St. Petersburg have lobbied city officials asking to take over the historic Manhattan Casino and make it a place to display African-American art and history. They even gave officials a petition with more than 1,000 signatures supporting a proposal to move the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum to the site. But city officials have nixed that idea and, instead, are looking for a tenant willing to open a restaurant and event venue or…

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Sylvia’s of Harlem faces eviction

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The Midtown Restaurant Sylvia’s of Harlem may be getting evicted from its newly renovated home in the area’s historic Manhattan Casino. The restaurant owes the city more than $60,000 in things like rent, late fees and bounced payments. The city’s legal department mailed notice to Sylvia’s this week demanding payment in full of the amount owed. To remain in compliance with the city, Sylvia’s must pay up by the 29th of this month. If they fail to do so, the…

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