The St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association has a saying: “What happens downtown affects the entire city.” Attorney Matthew Weidner, president of the SPDNA, visits the Catalyst studio to talk about his organization and its objectives, and about the role of neighborhood associations vis a vis local government.
Euclid immediately laid off several key employees of Creative Loafing, including longtime editor-in-chief David Warner – at the helm since 2004 – news editor Kate Bradshaw, creative director Julio Ramos and account executives James Ostrand and Claire Sayetta.
For the St. Pete project, Liberty teamed up with Tampa-based Osprey Capital, as well as sage St. Pete business and community leaders Doug Bray and Craig Sher and newcomer Will Conroy. Conroy recently developed The Salvador, a luxury condominium high rise in downtown St. Pete. “These are all individuals who are involved in their city and want to grow and enhance the value,” Mikkelson says. ‘They know urban storage is part of that growth.”
The Well has created their first social enterprise, WellBuilt Bikes, which refurbishes and sells bicycles. The profit from these bikes goes directly into their "earn a bike" program, which provides bikes for the poor in turn for community service.
You've heard of Florida Orchestra, but what about Florida Bjorkestra? The Bjorkestra is comprised of 20 musicians from the Tampa Bay Area, paying tribute to their favorite pop artists, including their namesake, Bjork.
Heath Fogelman is looking to build Bridges, literally and figuratively. He and his partner have launched an Indie GoGo in an effort to raise money to build an alternative social media platform called Bridges.