A permanent home for St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Station 2, property tax breaks through a millage rate decrease and incentives to encourage development on city-owned and privately-owned vacant lots led the list of priorities laid out by St. Petersburg City Council members for fiscal year 2021.
It was tough to find a parking spot anywhere near the Lucky’s Market in Tyrone Square late Wednesday afternoon, as the grocery chain began the process of shutting down its St. Petersburg store and others throughout Florida.
Many of the store shelves were empty. Lines 10 customers or more deep clogged several aisles, and a cashier said it had been like that much of the day.
As the saying goes, the couple that eats together, stays together. Lori Brown and Kevin Godbee are living proof of that aphorism. The couple with perhaps the most refined palate in St. Petersburg are advanced foodies ... they call themselves "food writers" who add a healthy dose of positivity to food journalism - by choosing not to criticize restaurants they review.
The proposed amendments to the program would change the name of the program to Redevelopment MicroFund Program. They would also convert the forgivable loan program to a grant award, and allow the funding to go to both currently established businesses and “pre-venture” or start-up businesses.