Here’s what a downtown St. Pete tower owner is doing to get tenants back in the office

Larry Feldman, president and CEO of Feldman Equities, has heard the speculation that the COVID-19 pandemic will dampen the demand for office space, as tenants shift to work from home strategies.

Feldman, whose company owns three of the largest office buildings in downtown St. Petersburg, disagrees.

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Council to return to City Hall July 9; may require masks

St. Petersburg City Council members learned Thursday in a Council of the Whole that they were scheduled to return to in-person public meetings at City Hall as early as July 9, but many members expressed concern over return protocols, especially potential mask requirements.

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Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin: Podcast will be ‘a place for authentic exchange’

With Just Getting Started, her upcoming twice-monthly podcast, St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin hopes to bridge the awkward gap between life before and after the coronavirus pandemic.

The purpose of her “chat show,” as she calls it, is “to keep us all connected as a community.

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Impact Catalyst: Tammy Greer

On this episode, Executive Director Tammy Greeer takes us through Gulfcoast's services and how they've been effected by the pandemic.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Mark Aeling

The Catalyst Sessions got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of MGA Sculpture Studio Friday, as master sculptor Mark Aeling walked through the sections of his latest work: A life-sized steel representation of the biplane “airboat” that took aviator Tony Jannus and a passenger across Tampa Bay in 1914, history’s first ticketed airline transit.

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Local lawmakers warn about ‘avalanche of evictions’ as state moratorium set to expire

Rep. Charlie Crist and a dozen other members of the Florida congressional delegation are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to extend the state’s moratorium on evictions, which is set to expire Tuesday, June 2.

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners separately agreed by consensus Thursday to send a letter to the governor with a similar request.

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President Trump announces funding of St. Pete BRT project via Twitter

Transit advocates across the county are celebrating a big win as President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday night to announce that the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Authority (FTA) committed $21.8 million for the Central Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

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Interview with Matt Dixon from Politico Florida

Matt joins Bill Carlson and discusses how Florida may impact the 2024 Presidential race. He also talks about Republican and Democratic candidates who are emerging statewide and may run for higher office.

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Startup Report #61 - Dr Richard Smith

The Founder of TradeStops by TradeSmith joins Joe for the latest Startup Report

Dr Smith shares his insight on stop losses in stock trading and the powerful psychology that drives people to not want to use them.

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