Former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker has been added to the Advisory Board of California-based Coast Autonomous, a company that makes experimental, self-driving electric vehicles for cities looking to ease their mass transit woes.
“Cities matter,” Baker said in a statement released by Coast. “We are at the beginning of an enormous wave of change that will improve the daily lives of people living in cities around the world. Properly focused on the pedestrian, self-driving vehicles will make cities more user-friendly, safe, comfortable, productive and interesting.”
After 41 successful years in business, the truth about Doug Allen can now be told: He’s a pack rat. “He’s a hoarder,” laughs Michelle Middleton Allen, his wife and partner in Bananas Music. “He’s worse than a pack rat.”
With an inventory of more than three million pre-owned vinyl records, Bananas is one of the largest aftermarket record stores in the world. The Allens operate a retail outlet, which also includes new product, plus a 6,500 square foot warehouse that’s wall-to-wall records, all carefully categorized, alphabetized and neatly stored on shelves.
Since early 2018, that space has been home to the pop-up restaurant and event space known as OpenHouse St. Pete. It has housed pop-up St. Pete Pride events, World Cup soccer watch parties, and private events of every flavor.
Now, as the sign reads, it will become the home of Baum Ave Market, starting in September.
Recently accepted into Tampa Bay Wave's TechDiversity Accelerator, Little Global Citizens is a start-up subscription box service inspired by Kuraishi and Minnick's life-altering, 13-month backpacking trip around the world.
Fast forward to 2018, and Squaremouth has taken its pioneering west of 34th Street – past the boundaries of the Grand Central and Warehouse Arts Districts – and into its historic church home at 4355 Central Avenue.