When it was announced in 2019, The Factory St. Pete seemed like an ambitious undertaking: Eight converted factory buildings and warehouses on 6.5 acres, 91,000 square feet redesigned and refurbished into a center for the arts, the arts business and the ever-expanding arts-making community.
And although Covid has taken a serious bite out of the apple, The Factory is still a going concern, according to co-owner Kara Behar. It’s just that circumstances have forced Behar and the others to “Pivot, change, pivot, change. Bob and weave. You just shift. As the world changes, you change.”