Great Places & Spaces: St. Pete’s 2nd Street tower

A new high-rise development has been proposed for downtown St. Petersburg at the corner of Third Avenue North and Second Street North, where Sundial valet parking and Fit 2 Run currently sit. The proposed tower would be 25 stories tall, with 100 residential units, three of them being larger penthouse units. The proposal includes 7,000

Tonjua Williams: President of St. Petersburg College

Tonjua Williams became St. Petersburg College’s seventh president on July 3, 2017. A St. Petersburg native, Williams began her tenure with the college in 1986, rising through a variety of academic and administrative roles to become the first woman and first African American to hold the position at the school. Previously, she was senior vice

Green Bench expansion is much more than added space

Green Bench Brewing recently announced a massive expansion to the tune of $3.4 million. Capitalizing on the convenience of an adjacent empty warehouse space, Nathan Stonecipher, co-owner of Green Bench, says the anticipated growth is a long time coming. “The plan has always been to grow deliberately, slowly and in control,” Stonecipher says. This is

Rococo does a modern take on steak

Rococo Steak | 655 Second Avenue South, St. Petersburg Hidden down a side street near Tropicana Field is one of Tampa Bay’s hidden gems. Rococo Steak, a brand under Caldeon Concepts, contains all the elements one would expect from a fine dining establishment – an impressive wine selection, more than 650 labels, high-quality ingredients and

How to be polished and presentable for a warm Florida fall

First, the bad news: In the Tampa Bay area, October can easily still feel like August. Now for the good news: There are experts like Jose Martinez, owner of Sartorial Inc., to help you look professional and on top of your game at all times. At his sharp little shop, located just off Beach Drive

The Getaway

The Getaway opened its second location this summer in the Skyway Marina District in south St. Petersburg. The location, much like its Gandy Boulevard spot, is all about the waterfront, with indoor and outdoor seating. It includes many of the popular features of its original location, including a tiki bar, a large deck, lush landscaping

Capitalism in action at the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market

In a city where companies like Mother Kombucha make headlines for entering big box grocery stores and businesses are rated based on “bike-friendliness,” the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, which resumes in October, reflects a notion that is central to the city’s business community: capitalism rewards value-based businesses committed to community action and corporate responsibility.

The Pier: Past and Future

St. Petersburg residents watch as the cranes hover over The St. Pete Pier construction site, and they wait to enjoy the new iteration of a city landmark, but people of a certain age will always remember the “inverted pyramid” and the time they spent there. Nostalgia is great, but progress and evolution of tastes and

A rendering of The St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg