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Places This Week: $13M estate, shopping plaza sell

Veronica Brezina



Harbour Point shopping plaza in Safety Harbor. GoogleMaps.

A weekly roundup of local real estate deals.


Downtown Safety Harbor shopping plaza sells 

The mixed-use Harbour Point shopping plaza at 100 Main St., Safety Harbor has a new owner. 

Safety Harbor Investment Properties sold the three-story downtown complex to Leverkusen LLC for $9.45 million. The LLC is connected to a dermatologist in Davenport. 

The Harbour Point shopping plaza. GoogleMaps.

The Class A 45,500-square-foot-plus shopping center is fully leased, according to a listing. The tenants include Bar Fly Saltwater Grill, Starbucks, ColdStone Creamery, The Screaming Jalapeno Tacos and Cantina, and The Brinehouse among others. 

The buyer also purchased adjacent vacant property. 


Snell Isle estate sells for $13 million – a new record 

A Snell Isle estate has fetched a $13 million sale- a new record for single-family waterfront homes within that zip code. 

1761 Brightwaters Blvd. NE., St. Petersburg.

The 8,777-square-foot home at 1761 Brightwaters Blvd. NE. was constructed in 2022 by local homebuilders George and Jamie Lutich. 

Carol Fasick Joyce and Alexis Logan of The Dynasty Group helped secure the site for the couple when they closed on it last year for $3.6 million. The couple demolished the former home on the property and commenced construction on the present home in September 2021. 

The former home on the property was set closer to the water, limiting the outdoor space, while the newly built home has 100 feet of water frontage. 

1761 Brightwaters Blvd. NE., St. Petersburg.

The new home went under contract in late October. 

“This is an incredible property, truly one-of-a-kind. We had multiple people interested in buying the estate who were calling us at least once a week to know if it sold,” Logan said. “There’s a huge demand for open waterfront in Tampa Bay.” 

The $13 million sale of the home, which was originally listed for $15.5 million, breaks down to roughly $1,481 per square foot. 

This is the second-highest recent home sale. In 2019, an estate at 1700 Gulf Blvd. in Belleair Shores, which was owned by former Phillies All-Star Ryan Howard, sold for $16.5 million. 

The realtors said the seller was very involved in the design of the new home and wanted every room to take advantage of the waterfront views. 

Inside the home, the living room features 22-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The open-plan dining area has a chef’s kitchen, custom cabinetry, stone countertops and a walk-in wine room, according to the listing

The five-bedroom home also features hurricane-impact windows, an elevator, and an exercise room with a sauna, a six-car garage, an electric car charger and spigots for car washing. 

Chad Ramsey with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices represented the buyer. 

Logan and Joyce are also the listing agents for the home at 1721 Brightwaters Blvd., which is listed for $11 million. 


Dunedin’s Chatterbox Family Restaurant closes 

The Chatterbox Family Restaurant, a staple in the Dunedin community for nearly 50 years, has closed its doors. 

Inside Chatterbox. Facebook image.

The restaurant, connected to the Dunedin Lanes bowling alley at 405 Patricia Ave., officially closed Dec. 12. 

Chatterbox was operated by the Drulias family. The family was not immediately available to comment on the closing. 


Assisted living facility sells 

The Angels Senior Living facility in Palm Habor has sold for $2.724 million. 

The CT Group 4 LLC entity sold the facility at 1655 Curlew Road to Harb Properties of Palm Harbor. 

The center is over 12,000 square feet. 

The buyer took out a roughly $2.98 million loan from Bayfirst National Bank for the purchase.


Clearwater CRA buys church property 

The Clearwater Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has purchased property adjacent to the bright pink church at 107 S. Osceola Ave. for $1.85 million. 

The Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church of Clearwater. GoogleMaps.

The Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church of Clearwater. GoogleMaps.

The CRA purchased the lot from the Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church of Clearwater as it is planning to build a 550-space parking garage with ground-floor retail. 

In a previously approved purchase agreement, the city would said it would set aside a number of spaces for church services and events. Additionally, the CRA would create temporary parking at 112 S. Osceola Ave., 301 Pierce St., 28 N. Garden Ave. and/or 640 Pierce St. during construction, according to the agreement. 

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