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Catching up with Chuck Prather: The logistics of running three restaurants at the end of The Pier

Ten years has elapsed since developer Chuck Prather bought the 1920-vintage Grayl’s Hotel for $1.8 million. He transformed the vacant Beach Drive wreck into the Birchwood, an 18-room boutique hotel with a swanky restaurant at ground level, and a rooftop bar with breathtaking views of downtown and the bay. The renovations came to more than $6 million.

It was Prather’s first run at the hospitality business. It would not be his last.

Catalyze 2021: Kelly Kirschner of Eckerd College

Catalyze 2021: Kelly Kirschner of Eckerd College

Bayfront Health frontline workers get vaccinated against Covid

Bayfront Health frontline workers get vaccinated against Covid

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VINTAGE ST. PETE: Marilyn & Joe & Redington Beach: A long-ago love story

Leaning back on a beach recliner under a blue-and-white striped cabana for two, the most-photographed woman in the world smiled shyly at the gathered gaggle of photographers - the newswire paparazzi and the Brownie-toting locals.

“Her skin is white – almost chalky – and her hair is platinum-gold,” the daily newspaper would report the next morning. “She’s trimmer than the girl in the movies. And she’s beautiful. She’s really beautiful.”

Startup Report #80 – Axios

Ben Montgomery

Wengay Newton files to run for St. Petersburg mayor
Wells Fargo: Florida recovery losing momentum but improvements expected
Pinellas Park man named county court judge
Bret Michaels to sing at invitation-only Ruth Eckerd event
St. Pete to hold annual State of the Economy address virtually in January

Dec 19 @ 08:00 PM

TASCO Drive-In Movie

Dec 28 @ 09:00 AM

Holiday ART Camp

Dec 31 @ 09:00 PM

First Night St. Petersburg 2021


Transforming words into action against gun violence in St. Pete’s Black community


Maureen McDole

The SparkPlug


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