There’s a bright spot in the Covid-19 pandemic for commercial real estate and office space.
Companies looking for new sites for their offices are distinguishing between dense, transit-dependent cities and up-and-coming places such as the Tampa-St. Pete area, said Mack Feldman, vice president, Feldman Equities, one of the larger property owners in St. Petersburg, with Class A office buildings in downtown St. Petersburg, Carillon and downtown Tampa.
St. Petersburg mayor Rick Kriseman, via official proclamation, declared Nov. 19, 2016 Coney Island Day. The occasion was the 90th anniversary of Coney Island Sandwich Shop, the oldest family-operated restaurant in the city.
Dr. Tomalin's guest is Antonio "Tony" Gilliam, St. Petersburg's assistant police chief. They discuss the CAL (Community Assistance Liaison) program, which will augment the police by retaining a social service agency to respond to non-violent calls for service from the public (the pilot program begins Oct. 1). The discussion turns to the national "defund the police" movement (not happening with the St. Pete force), and Chief Holloway's "Park, Walk and Talk" initiative.
Operatic tenor Chris Romeo was a trumpet player and a pre-med student when he switched gears, halfway through his undergraduate years, and turned to singing.
Good choice. Today, 10 years after his debut appearance with St. Petersburg Opera Company, the St. Pete native has become one of the most recognizable vocal artists in the ranks.