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St. Pete lands global LGBT tourism convention

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St. Pete was chosen to host the 2017 International Lesbian Travel Association”s Annual Global Convention. It’s the first time St. Pete has been selected to host the annual event. The convention will be at the Reaissance Vinoy in downtown St. Pete May 3-6, 2017. “Not only does St. Pete have a charming downtown and incredible beaches, it also boasts major attractions like the Dali Museum and has been actively engaged in the LGBT market,” said IGLTA Board Chair Dan Melesurgo.…

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St. Pete City Council exploring idea of extending 2 a.m. last call for alcohol

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Take a look at today’s agenda for the St. Petersburg City Council and you may notice that Councilman Jim Kennedy has introduced a new business that “evaluate the benefits and detriments of expanding the hours for sale of alcohol and packaged goods.” (Update – 10:53 a.m. The City Council unanimously agreed to refer Kennedy’s proposal to committee. 10 Connects story on this issue can be viewed here.) According to another member of the City Council supportive of the idea, Kennedy…

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Come to St. Pete Prez event on Vinoy

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The program will feature a panel on the history of the Vinoy and the successful efforts to restore St. Petersburg’s premiere hotel, with Elaine Normile, Marty Normile, Peter Belmont and Tom Stovall. Elaine is the official historian of the Vinoy and she will help us understand how the Vinoy came to grace our waterfront. Marty is the former director of St. Pete’s Downtown Progress, and will be offering his insight into how the Vinoy restoration helped spark downtown’s revival. Peter…

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