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Places This Week: Clearwater estate sells; retailers move

Veronica Brezina



The estate at 42 Midway Island in Clearwater.

A weekly roundup of local real estate deals.


Toy and comic book shop is moving to Central Avenue 

Cultosaurus is moving from its store at 269 16 St. N. to 529 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. 

Cultosaurus’ former store at 269 16th St. N. The building features a mural created by artist Derek Donnelly. GoogleMaps.

The business owners announced the planned move on the company’s Instagram page and website. 

Cultosaurus, known for its nostalgic toys and comic books, permanently closed the 16th Street store earlier this month. 

The owners haven’t announced an opening date for the Central Avenue location, which was formerly occupied by RockShop Fine Jems and Jewelry.


Clearwater estate sells for over $3 million

The 5,721-square-foot estate at 42 Midway Island in Clearwater has sold for $3.3 million. 

The three-story, four-bedroom home is outfitted with Brazilian wood, marble and porcelain flooring.

The living area features a fireplace, a built-in entertainment center, a wet bar with an ice maker, a formal dining room, a billiards room, an office and an elevator, according to the listing

The outdoor entertainment area includes a gas-heated pool and spill-over hot tub, as well as an outdoor kitchen.

The estate at 42 Midway Island in Clearwater.

It also features a dock with a covered 10,000-pound boat lift. 

Melody Hunter with Charles Rutenberg Realty represented the sellers. Jonathan Sadylo with Shore Property Group represented the buyer. 

The property last sold in 1993 for $235,000, before the 2002 construction of the home. 


Glass gallery is closing 

Fourward Glass Gallery and Smoke Shop will be closing its store at 1000 Central Ave. 

“This was an incredibly hard decision to make, but closing and making a change is the best for our family, and we thank you for your support,” the owners wrote on the business’s Facebook page. 

The gallery’s store at 1000 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. GoogleMaps.

The business is known for selling glass-blown pipes, pendants and decorative bowls created by local artists. 

The post did not disclose if the family-owned business would reopen at a different location in the future. 


Strip center changes hands 

The strip center at 710-712 S. Missouri Ave. in Clearwater has sold. 

Clearwater strip center at 710-712 S. Missouri Ave. GoogleMaps.

The retail building, which includes a dry cleaning facility, sold for $1.4 million to Michael and Heidi Luke. 

The 11,074-square-foot building, built in 1957, is fully leased, according to a Loopnet listing. 


Palm Harbor estate with guest house sells

A Palm Harbor estate at 504 Hillsborough St. that has a separate guest house has sold for $2.75 million. 

The main house has Italian travertine flooring throughout and features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, an elevator and a home theater room. 

The property at 504 Hillsborough St.

Outside the main house, built in 1992, there’s a heated pool/spa and boat dock, as well as a covered breezeway connecting to the separate guest house. 

The guest house offers three bedrooms, two full baths, a kitchen, a laundry room, a living room with an elevated observation deck and an additional four-car garage. 

Combined, the waterfront homes on the 1.11-acre lot boast 7,274 square feet of living space, according to the listing

Michael Peters with American Heritage Realty represented the seller. Kenneth Fulghum with Coldwell Banker Realty represented the buyers. 

The property last sold in 2021 for $2 million. 

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