Now, St. Pete Catalyst has received a full list of the approved and denied business applications for Fighting Chance. Based on figures provided by City Development Administrator Alan DeLisle, the city approved just under 30 percent of business applications in the first round, and 34 percent of individual applications.
As St. Petersburg’s prolific arts community struggles with an economy that’s all but relegated it to the back burner, the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund – a joint effort by Creative Pinellas, the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and Pinellas Community Foundation – continues to solicit donations for those who can’t currently be demonstrably creative.
Roy Peter Clark writes, "We live on a great peninsula, bridges extending in all directions. Truth be told, all those bridges unnerve us. The perilous journey from here to there, over valleys or deep waters, offer an archetype for our fears about our safety, our direction, the unknown."
On this episode, CoLab Salon owner Erin Childs joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about survival through mandated Covid-19 closures and getting ready to reopen her salon.