John Collins, executive director of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, has long been envisioning much more than museums and murals for St. Pete’s thriving arts community. So long, in fact, he had a name for it – the Arts Resource Center. The basic services of the conceptualized resource center would be answers to many of the pain points of the arts community.
The idea sat for years as just that – an idea. Until now.
It hasn’t exactly been a gold rush, but business has begun moving into the Skyway Marina District.
Progress in the chronically-underserved 1.5 mile south St. Pete corridor has been snail’s-pace-slow since the City’s detailed “creating a destination district” revitalization plan in 2013, frustrating residents and business owners in equal numbers.
In the age of disruption, Vyas is finding a way to bridge the needs of the disruptors and the status quo. The subscription box service is not only great for AirBnB and vacation rentals, but also boutique hotels.