Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Mosley Motel

Toast to the Bay/Dump in the Bay: Tampa Bay Times and the Mosley Motel

in The Bay and the 'Burg by

Toast to the Bay: The Tampa Bay Times It’s not every day you catch us folks at SaintPetersBlog praising the Tampa Bay Times. But we like to give credit where credit is due. The Investigative Reporters and Editors group awarded a handful of Times talent its prestigious Philip Meyer Award for investigative journalism for the “Failure Factories” report. No group of reporters, and the subsequent expose, could be more deserving. Named in the award were Cara Fitzpatrick, Michael LaForgia, Lisa…

Keep Reading

Mosley Motel set for public Auction January 29

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

St. Pete’s long battle with the long-term stay Mosley Motel may soon be over. The embattled motel at the center of numerous nuisance abatement cases in St. Pete is set to be sold at auction January 29. The motel’s owners reportedly owe HSBC Bank $6.27 million. Despite public listings for an auction, unconfirmed tips from two anonymous sources hint the property may be obtained by owners of Skyline Fifth Apartments, a tower apartment home community directly behind the Mosley. Even…

Keep Reading

Facing foreclosure, Mosley Motel hit with more fines by St. Pete

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The St. Petersburg Nuisance Abatement Board voted to levy additional fines to the long crime-plagued Mosley Motel after owners failed to make improvements agreed upon as part of a previously approved turnaround plan for the property. Under the latest vote taken Wednesday afternoon, Mosley will have to pay $100 a day beginning Dec. 8th and ongoing until the property is in compliance. As of the vote that amounts to $3,600. But the issue isn’t all that cut and dry. The…

Keep Reading

St. Pete Nuisance Abatement board orders New Plaza Motel to close for one year

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

New Plaza Motel on 34 Street North near Fifth Avenue will close for at least one year. The St. Pete Nuisance Abatement board voted to force closure for one year after owners failed to demonstrate the ability to curb illegal activity consistently reported on the property. New Plaza Motel is a low-income efficiency known to rent to residents who can’t afford another place to stay. It’s considered by many a motel of last resort. During quasi-judicial proceedings against the motel…

Keep Reading

New Plaza Motel sues to have nuisance abatement ruling overturned

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Owners of New Plaza Motel in St. Pete are suing the city for imposing new security standards in lieu of forcing the crime-laden, low-budget “residence of last resort” to close. The city’s nuisance abatement board began proceedings against the motel in March with a quasi-judicial proceeding alleging the motel and attached bar were responsible for above-average calls to police for things like drug deals, prostitution, noise violations and the occasional fight. After hours of testimony from police about undercover drug…

Keep Reading

Embattled Mosley Motel battles back with lawsuit against St. Pete

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The Mosley Motel on 34 Street North near Fifth Avenue in St. Pete has been the source of nearly constant conflict with the city and police for years. Police have long argued the low-cost motel is the source of disproportionate criminal activity and the city has taken numerous steps to scale back the rampant calls for service. Now the motel is suing the city, saying those allegations have been manufactured. Mosley owners are facing their most recent challenge by the…

Keep Reading

Go to Top