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Unfinished business: The Redington Long Pier is for sale and in dispute

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.

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Exclusive: Inside Tampa Bay Innovation Center’s new digs

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.

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Here’s where JPMorgan Chase plans its new St. Pete branch

JPMorgan Chase expects to open a branch office at 1600 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg by the end of the year.

It’s one of 35 branches the bank is adding in Florida over the next three years. The new facilities will create up to 200 jobs in the state, the bank said.

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Media

SPx Episode 42: David Downing, Visit St. Pete Clearwater

On this episode of SPx, David Downing talks economic development, authenticity and volatility in the tourism marketing industry, which brings in $1 billion locally.

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The Hustle

Nicole Slaughter Graham (Freelance Writer)

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.

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Profile

St. Petersburg Police Athletic Club

The St. Petersburg Police Athletic League (PAL) has been devoted to keeping St. Pete happy, healthy, and safe for the past 58 years.

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The Shuffle

Robert Hartford
Aberdeen Advisors

Susan Manning
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Influencer

David Downing
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater

Focus: Labor

KNOWGalen, UMA deal with ‘perfect storm’ in healthcare staffing

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.

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ACUMEN: Computing

The End of More – The Death of Moore’s Law [Steve Blank]

Moore’s Law ended a decade ago. Consumers just didn’t get the memo.

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