It is Tony Antonious’ contention that the town of Redington Shores has “declared war” on him.
Antonious, 72, has owned the 1,200-foot Redington Long Pier since 1999. Charles Redington himself built the historic fishing structure – and seven others, all gone now – in the early ‘60s.
The Gulf of Mexico landmark has fallen into disrepair, and Antonious voluntarily closed it last spring after the Florida Department of Environmental Protection deemed it unsafe. He can’t afford the $400,000 or so needed to fix it, nor the $300,000 it would take to tear it down.
So he put the pier, and its potholed Gulf Boulevard parking lot, on the market for $6.5 million.
Tampa Bay Innovation Center is settling into its new space in downtown St. Petersburg, even as the organization makes longer-term plans to move to its own permanent home in the city’s Innovation District.
The Innovation Center, a non-profit incubator and co-working space for technology startups, moved to two floors at 501 1st Ave. N. over Labor Day weekend. With 20,000-square-feet, the new space is much larger than the former TEC Garage, a 7,000-square-foot facility that was at St. Petersburg College Downtown Center.
Nicole Slaughter Graham loves to learn about people and she loves to write. She recognized a connection between these two passions and became a full-time freelance writer, working with big-time publications such as the New York Times and CNN.
An aging population with increasing chronic medical conditions, and a large number of baby boomer nurses who are retiring, means that healthcare companies are staring down the barrel of a shortage of workers, nationally and locally.