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Join St. Pete Preservation for a walking tour of North by Northeast

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Leaving the Detroit Hotel, the tour will take a pleasant stroll to and along the waterfront, passing the site of the city’s first million dollar hotel (Soreno Hotel). Learn who was behind the efforts to make St. Petersburg’s waterfront the incredible park setting we find today and how the decision was made to have a green rather than commercial waterfront. Hear about some of the great promotional stories of St. Pete including the bathing beauties and the sunshine babies. Leaving…

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So grateful…

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Before I post another damn thing, I just have to say I am grateful for little things in life: like playing tennis at North Shore Park. That has to be one of the best places in the country to play tennis. I mean, it’s on the frekin’ waterfront. When I was in New York, I had pay beau coup bucks just for the right to play tennis INDOORS. Here I was today, playing exciting tennis — for free — against…

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Victory — For Now

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I guess POWW’s decision to hire me wasn’t so bad after all…from the SHROCK: There will not be a ballpark on the downtown waterfront. The Tampa Bay Rays say they have altogether abandoned thoughts of an open-air stadium at the site of Al Lang Field. “It’s pretty clear people did not want a ballpark down there,” Rays senior vice president Michael Kalt said Friday. “From what we’re seeing, we’re probably in that camp, too. “For us, Al Lang’s not an…

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Westward Ho! from the Waterfront

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With summer heat in the offing, this Saturday offers you the last opportunity of the spring tour season to enjoy St. Petersburg Preservation’s acclaimed tour, “Westward Ho! from the Waterfront.” The tour will gather in front of the historic Detroit Hotel on the NW corner of Central Avenue and 2nd Street at 10AM. Come downtown early and stop at the Saturday Morning Market, located just a couple of blocks from the start of the tour. From the Detroit the tour…

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Jamie Bennett to sponsor referendum to preserve and protect waterfront

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City Councilmember Jamie Bennett will introduce a new business item before the City Council calling for a referendum to preserve and protect St. Petersburg’s Waterfront. Councilman Bennett, a leading candidate for mayor, has agreed to adopt the referendum language authored by POWW – Preserve Our Wallets and Waterfront, a citizen’s group dedicated to stopping major development on the city’s waterfront without a direct vote by residents. Councilman Bennett will be holding a press conference to outline his vision and to…

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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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