Rising rents in downtown St. Pete led this local merchant to buy its building

The owners of Grassroots Kava House in downtown St. Petersburg bought the building the business occupies to ensure long-term stability.

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City council members bid Gerdes, Kornell adieu in final meeting

St. Petersburg said goodbye to two longstanding pillars of its City Council Thursday, outgoing Council Chair Charlie Gerdes of District 1, and Steve Kornell of District 5. With a combined 18 years of experience as council members, the pair leave big shoes to fill for newcomers Robert Blackmon and Deborah Figgs-Sanders.

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Report: St. Petersburg among top Florida cities for new office space

St. Petersburg added more than 850,000 square feet of office space in the decade between 2009 and 2019, according to a new report from Commercial Café.

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Outgoing City Council chair credits St. Pete’s ‘creative class’ for city renaissance [Audio]

During the eight years Charlie Gerdes served on the St. Petersburg City Council, the city underwent a renaissance that was beyond his imagination when he first took office in early 2012.

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Looking ahead: The month of January in the Arts

Now that everyone’s got that whole holiday thing out of the way, attention is turned again to the visual arts and the performing arts – and January, as it happens, has got a lot to give us.

And a few of these recommendations take us into the early weeks of February, if you’re the planning sort...

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The Shuffle

Joni James
BayCare Health System


The Hustle

Claire Selius (Great Gay 5K)

Claire Selius spends her day-to-day in the nonprofit universe. But outside of her duties as Marketing Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Selius moonlights (and weekends) in the 5k race world.

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Community Voices

Community Voices: Development at Tropicana Field is at a stalemate

It’s a stalemate. The City will not contribute to a part-time team and the Rays will not consider a new full-time stadium. A privately funded stadium is not in the cards. The Rays also rejected Mayor Kriseman’s offer to let them take another swing at sites in Hillsborough.

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Chad Loar
PNC Bank

Focus: Community Voices

ICYMI: Community Voices: Creating Resilient Communities

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council's Sean Sullivan writes, "As cities and towns around Florida grapple with how to plan for sea level rise and flooding, it’s critical that our leaders share ideas and best practices for resiliency."

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Our collective privacy problem is not your fault [Fast Company]

Blame the companies surveilling you instead.

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