Planning commission green-lights historical marker in City Hall mural controversy

The eastern landing wall of St. Petersburg City Hall’s Grand Staircase, blank for 54 years, will soon receive a bronze plaque commemorating the historical incident that left it that way.

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St. Pete Melting Pot at center of simmering debate over historic preservation

The owner of the 4th Street property that is home to the Melting Pot is urging St. Petersburg officials to reject calls to evaluate the building’s historic significance.

Preserve the ‘Burg, an advocacy group for historic preservation, called for that evaluation in its May 12 newsletter, saying the building has a unique history and has contributed to St. Petersburg’s sense of place.

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Kriseman: Millennials now largest demographic of COVID-19 cases in Pinellas

According to data from the Pinellas County Department of Health, residents age 25-34 now represent the largest demographic of positive COVID-19 tests in the county, nearly 17 percent of the total cases.

In March, ages 75 and older were the largest group to test positive for COVID-19.

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Deuces Live announces Our Town grant award from National Endowment for the Arts

On this episode, Veatrice Farrell and Antwaun Wells of the Deuces Live Historic Main Street join Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about the Deuces Live and the good news coming out of the corridor with a new grant award.

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Downtown St. Petersburg lands first national coworking space

200 Central, the tallest office building in downtown St. Petersburg, will be home to coworking operator Industrious.

In a partnership with Third Lake Partners LLC, an investment advisory firm in Tampa, Industrious will operate nearly 37,000 square feet at 200 Central on the third, fourth and fifth floors.

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Community Voices

Community Voices: A conversation with Rev. Kenny Irby

"I can think of few people more prepared to speak to the current moment in American history than the Rev. Kenny Irby," write Roy Peter Clark. "In the spirit of transparency, which the Rev. Irby honors, I reveal that he is one of my closest friends."

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St. Pete 2.0

A post COVID-19 economy – and how colleges and universities can prepare

As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on our economy, we put out a survey asking our readers to begin thinking about what a post COVID-19 economy would look like and how our higher education institutions could work with businesses to provide students with the skills needed in the local economy. This is what we found...

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After 54 years, the Wagon Wheel Flea Market is closing

Catalyst Sessions

‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: American Stage’s Kristin Clippard

The Associate Artistic Director at American Stage talks "Shakespeare Lite," "Living Room Plays" and the other virtual programming in store for this highly unusual summer.

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Synapse Converge opens with advice for investors, founders in a COVID-19 world

As the world continues to grapple with changes from the COVID-19 pandemic, early-stage investors are open for business.

“There is capital coming into the market and venture investors are always looking for opportunity,” said Anna Mason, a partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest seed fund.

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