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.
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.
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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