One Liners Pinellas: FKQ Advertising & Marketing, Chargebacks911 and more

► Little’s, a drive-through restaurant serving sliders, tenders, fries and malted milkshakes, plans to open at 4th Street North and 87th Avenue, in St. Petersburg. (Rendering above)

► St. Petersburg’s Sunken Gardens is opening a history center in the original 1940 entrance and gift shop, a building that, until recently, held the garden’s tropical birds at night.

Pelwasha “Pel” Faquiryan

► Chargebacks911, a dispute technology specialist, in Clearwater, appointed long-time finance leader Pelwasha “Pel” Faquiryan as its chief growth officer.

► Alabama-based Encompass Health Corp. (NYSE: EHC), an owner of rehab hospitals, is planning to build a freestanding, 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital near the intersection of Tyrone Boulevard North and Ninth Avenue North, in St. Petersburg.

► Clearwater-based AmeriLife Group will acquire Minneapolis-based TruChoice Financial Group.

► FKQ Advertising & Marketing, a full-service marketing agency in Clearwater, named Sergio Rodriguez as the firm’s executive creative director.

► Johnson Bros., a subsidiary of Southland Holdings, was awarded a $243 million contract to construct the U.S. Highway 19 Pinellas County roadway project, in Clearwater, for the Florida Department of Transportation.

► St. Petersburg-based Bayfirst National Bank opened its eighth banking center located at 2102 59th St. W., in Bradenton.

► Empath Health opened the Auer Szabo Empath Adult Day Center at 340 49th St. S., St. Petersburg.

RSR Capital Advisors is developing a 52-unit luxury condominium community in the Clearwater Marina District.

► RSR Capital Advisors is developing a 52-unit luxury condominium community in the Clearwater Marina District, at 708 Osceola Ave., which is expected to include both designer-ready shells and move-in ready units, with pricing expected to start at $1.2 million.

► The Tampa Bay Innovation Center Climate-Tech Accelerator program, which will begin in January, expanded its list of partners to include ARK Investment Management, the investment firm, in St. Petersburg, headed by Cathie Wood.

Rockshop will expand into a larger space at 531 Central Ave.

► Rockshop, a hand-crafted custom jewelry shop in St. Petersburg, will expand into a larger space at 531 Central Ave.

► Belleair Development Group acquired the Shoppes at Park Plaza, at 7200 U.S. Highway 19 N., in Pinellas Park, for $85 million.

► The Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown, at 300 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, was sold to Atlanta real estate investment firm The Radco Cos., for $29.1 million.

► Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced the sale of a Dollar Tree, at 8275 Bay Pines Blvd., in St. Petersburg, for $5 million.

► Clearwater-based AmeriLife Group will acquire Minneapolis-based TruChoice Financial Group.

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