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Station House developer plans annex location at Sundial

Margie Manning

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A rendering of the Sundial. Image: City of St. Petersburg.

The company behind Station House will open a co-work and event space at Sundial St. Pete.

The 8,300-square-foot project will be on the second level of the downtown St. Petersburg entertainment center, next to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. It’s expected to be completed this year, a news release said.

It’s the second major addition to Sundial in recent months. Armature Works plans to bring a 25,000-square-foot food hall to Sundial, Sundial owner Bill Edwards announced in November.

“We are excited to be extending our brand into the Sundial project alongside the Edwards Group, and the partners behind the Armature Works brand,” Steve Gianfilippo, owner of Station House, said in the news release.

Gianfilippo is also the founder of Gianco Companies, an investment firm, and recently opened Hyde House, a similar co-working/gathering space in Hyde Park Village in Tampa.

The food and beverage changes planned for Sundial, along with the re-opening of the Pier District and the proximity to Beach Drive, were factors in deciding to open at Sundial, Gianfilippo said.

“We feel this annex location of Station House will offer our membership base and non-members another convenient location to work, play, and celebrate, via our shared office and events combo. Our model thrives with the surroundings, so planted in the heart of Sundial, neighboring the creators of Armature Works, is a win-win for us,” he said.

The new location is expected to use the Station House brand,  Gianfilippo told the St. Pete Catalyst.

Edwards said the planned co-work and event space fits with his original vision for Sundial, as a hub for the community.

“This new project will be just that – an epicenter for business professionals to come together to work and an environment perfect for all kinds of events,” Edwards said in the release. “We have a great deal of exciting things planned for 2020. The welcoming of this project and the addition of the food hall from the visionaries behind Armature Works will make Sundial the most unique shopping center in Tampa Bay and one of the most visited places in downtown St. Petersburg.”

All of Sundial’s tenants will remain open while construction on the new space is underway, the news release said.

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