One Liners Pinellas: Kahwa Coffee Roasters, TradeWinds Island Resorts and more

Perry’s Porch, a café concept created by Seed & Feed Hospitality Group, is planned for 335 2nd Avenue NE, adjacent to the St. Petersburg Museum of History on the St. Pete Pier. (Rendering above) 

Kahwa Coffee Roasters plans to open a new location, at 400 45th Avenue South, St. Petersburg. 

Mayor Ken Welch named David Thompson as St. Petersburg’s new government affairs director. 

Rumba Island Bar and Grill opened at 6445 4th Street North, in St. Petersburg.

Rumba Island Bar and Grill opened at 6445 4th Street North, in St. Petersburg, which was formerly home to a WingHouse Bar & Grill.

Roger Curlin, director of development for the St. Petersburg Opera Company, has been named executive director for the Edge Business District Association. 

Biggby Coffee opened its second location in Florida at 4000 Ulmerton Road. 

Isaac McKinney III, a global program manager for PwC, has been appointed to a four-year term as a member of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus Board.

MarineMax, a boat and yacht retailer in Clearwater, reached an agreement to lease 9.5 acres of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport property for a new project. 

St. Petersburg-based firm Spoor Bunch Franz has expanded its relationship with Clearwater-based Westbay CPAs through a merger.

Rob Ferguson
Rob Ferguson

The TradeWinds Island Resorts – the Island Grand Resort and Rumfish Beach Resort – located on St. Pete Beach, named Rob Ferguson as vice president of sales and marketing.

New York-based Red Apple Real Estate secured $252 million in financing for the construction of its in-progress, 46-story luxury residential tower, The Residences at 400 Center, in downtown St. Petersburg, provided by Bank OZK. 

The Simms Team with Coastal Properties Group International announced that Tami Simms has taken the role of managing partner of its operations. 

Front Burner Brands, a Tampa-based company that manages the Melting Pot brand, leased 4,900 square feet of space, at 695 Central Avenue, in downtown St. Petersburg, for a new flagship Melting Pot location. 

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg has selected Blake Investment Partners and Eastman Equity to redevelop a significant 11-acre property in St. Pete’s Union Central District. 

Engel & Völkers Belleair announced that Kristin Hallamek, advisor and team leader of the Hallamek Team, was inducted as founding advisor of the Professional Athlete Advisory Group.

Urgentvet, an urgent care clinic for pets, opened a clinic in St. Petersburg, at 1470 66th St. N.

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