► Construction began on Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille at The St. Pete Pier.
► St. Petersburg’s Hunger + Thirst Group will shutter Kings Street Food Counter in the Edge District and will establish a new unnamed concept in the same location.
► The Pinellas Community Foundation moved into new offices in the Bayside Center at 17755 U.S. Highway 19 North in Clearwater.
► USF St. Petersburg’s Kate Tiedemann College of Business opened its Consumer Insight and Sales Lab, which provides students the opportunity to participate in consumer focus groups.
► Pura Vida Residences, a new beachfront condominium community in Clearwater Beach, broke ground.
► Beth and Michael Vivio, previously executive director of a Girl Scouts council and CEO of Valpak, respectively, bought Corporate Fitness Works based in St. Petersburg.
► Clearwater-based Pirate Jonny’s will now be available in Publix Supermarkets, including its Sweet Island Rub, the Jamaican Jerk seasoning and the Scorched Pirate Rub.