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Plus-Size Resale Boutique Opening

Posted By LocalShops1, Yesterday
A new resale shop is opening next month, and this one specializes in plus sizes.

 

Curv Exchange, at 5661 US 19 N in Pinellas Park, is a boutique for the fashion-friendly curvy women, according to their Facebook page. Curv Exchange will sell and trade apparel (sizes 14 and up), shoes (sizes 8 and up) and accessories. Gently used items will be accepted in exchange for store credit. The credit can be used towards any of the shop's inventory, which includes more than 3,000 pieces in sizes 14-30 (XL- 6x).

 

For more information call 727.289.4249 or check out their Facebook page.

 

 

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St Pete Sushi Restaurant Recognized Among USF's Fast 56

Posted By LocalShops1, Yesterday

 Rain Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar has been selected as a member of University of South Florida's Fast 56 Class of 2017. Rain, which was selected from hundreds of nominees, was also an award recipient last year. The restaurant opened in 2012 and is named after the owners' daughter.

 

The USF Fast 56 program identifies, recognizes and celebrates the success of the world’s 56 fastest growing Bull-owned or Bull-led businesses.  Rain and the other Fast 56 recipients will be recognized during a reception April 28 at the Marshall Student Center Ballroom in Tampa. For tickets and more information go to USF's website.

 

 

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St. Petersburg Preservation Presents 22 Awards

Posted By LocalShops1, Yesterday

St. Petersburg Preservation recently presented its annual awards to local businesses, civic leaders and residents. Among the winners: two early 1950's gas stations converted into restaurants (Urban Comfort Restaurant & Brewery and PomPom's Tea House & Sandwicheria, both in the Grand Central District); two projects along 22nd St. S. (Elihu & Carolyn Brayboy, owners of Chief's Creole Cafe and leaders in the Deuces revitalization; and Dwayne Barnes, owner of Elma's Cafe, site that housed Yates Barber Shop, run by Dwayne's uncle Joe Yates, for 45 years);  the 1922 Bethel AME Church at 912 3rd Ave. N; and the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, which keeps St. Pete special by creating a multi-generational experience with its St Pete Shuffle.

 

Below is the complete list of winners:

  • Merit Adaptive Reuse  PomPom’s Tea House and Sandwicheria 2950 Central Avenue
  • Honor Adaptive Reuse - Residential to Commercial Crescent Lake Family Dentistry 2135 Dr. MLK Jr. Street     
  • Honor Adaptive Reuse - Commercial Urban Comfort Restaurant and Brewery/Urban Restaurants Group 2601 Central Avenue
  • Merit Residential Rehabilitation or Restoration  Jennifer and David Jaffe, 1520 2nd Street North Barrie Weissman and John Rinehimer, 1210 35th Street North
  • Residential Rehabilitation or Restoration Sharon Winters and Kendall Reid and All Trades Restoration/Cassie Hollis 806 18th Avenue Northeast Thomas & Deborah Bogan, 2761 2nd Avenue North   
  • Midcentury Restoration Gerry Broughman Birdcage House, 721 Pinellas Point Drive
  • Landmark Restoration or Rehabilitation Ken and Elizabeth Grimes Monticello Apartments, 750 3rd Street North  
  • Multi-Family Restoration or Rehabilitation Bob Jeffrey, Costa Lotta Apartments, 2003 Burlington Avenue North
  • Cultural Guardian Fannye A. Ponder Meeting House, 1835 9th Avenue South Metropolitan Council of Negro Women All Trades Restoration/Cassie Hollis
  • Honor Compatible Infill Ken Jenkins and Chad Williams, 2120 Dartmouth Avenue North
  • Honor Preservation Technology and Craftsmanship - Institution Historic Bethel AME Church All Trades Restoration/Cassie Hollis 
  • Preservation Technology and Craftsmanship -  Commercial/Residential Snell Arcade, 490 Central Avenue
  • Residential Stewardship Kent and Joan Ulrich, Thomas Whitted House 656 1st Street North
  • Commercial Stewardship Yates Barbershop 1235 22nd Ave South
  • Contribution to Neighborhood Preservation Elihu and Carolyn Brayboy
  • Education or Publication Will Michaels Historic Preservation Column in Old Northeast Journal and Hidden History of St. Petersburg
  • Keep St. Pete Special St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club
  • Living Traditions Flamingos Forever Project, Sunken Garden Forever Foundation
  • Hands on Preservation Steve Quillian Historic Homes Workshop and Wood Window Makeover
  • President’s Award City of St. Petersburg Council Member Darden Rice

 

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St Pete Company Adds Security, Phone, Credit Card Services

Posted By LocalShops1, Thursday, February 16, 2017

 

LocalShops1 member Insurance Underwriters is now offering credit card processing, phone and security services through ACN Communication Services, The company says it can save small businesses 25 percent or more of what they may be paying for comparable services with Spectrum and ADT.

 

LocalShops1 members are invited to check out MyACN.com and compare pricing and services. In addition to immediate savings and periodic perks, Insurance Underwriters owner David Hollowell says customers will be helping the nonprofit Project Feeding Kids, as part of the proceeds are donated when new customers sign up.

 
The company also offers services to residential customers, including wireless and digital phone services with a referral program, Strive for 5. If five friends or colleagues sign up, you get your services for free.  Please use Business Promotion ID # 03526075 if you sign up for any service online.

 

To learn more,  Insurance Underwriters is hosting  company representative John Barringeran for an overview of services at 3 pm Saturday, February 18, 2017, at their office, 2100 Fifth Ave N, St. Petersburg. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Dave@InsUnderwriters.com.

 

You may also check out the attached PDFs for more information.

 


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St. Pete Young Professionals Elect 2017 Board

Posted By LocalShops1, Monday, January 30, 2017
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    JANUARY 17, 2017 | St. Petersburg, FL — The St. Pete Young Professionals announced today Sean King, Chief Administrator at Solutions Behavioral Healthcare and former St. Pete Young Professionals community service chair, as its 2017 chair.

    “I’m excited and honored to return this year as chair of the organization,” said King. “My goal is to bring more young professionals’ voices to the forefront through leadership opportunities and programming that our organization will provide this year.”

     

    King and his executive board of 16 young professionals have taken to their roles quickly. The executive board met in early January for a board retreat where they identified four major pillars to guide the organization this year. These pillars include leadership, diversity & inclusion, branding and membership.

     

    “Our St. Pete Young Professionals have become the heartbeat of our community and we’ve been blessed to engage so many caring young leaders. I’m confident Sean and his leadership team will continue the youthful vibration and tremendous momentum we all feel in St. Petersburg,” says President & CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Chris Steinocher.

     

    Below is the 2017 St. Pete Young Professionals Executive Board:

    • Sean King, Chair, Solutions Behavioral Healthcare
    • Carrie Harrill-Smith, Vice Chair, Baycare Medical Group
    • Melanie Gunaratna, Community Service Chair, Ceridian
    • Ashley Westfall, Community Service Vice Chair, Jabil
    • Demetrius Taylor, Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Mercury Insurance
    • Bobby Poth, Diversity & Inclusion Vice Chair, Westerman Zetrouer, PA and Revolution Real Estate
    • Mark Stroud, Economic Development Chair, Bank of the Ozarks
    • Lauren Ellis, Events Chair, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
    • James Forsman, Finance Chair, Morgan Stanley
    • John Harrison, Jr., Leadership Roundtable Chair, Brown & Brown Insurance
    • Virginia Bussey, Marketing Chair, The Dawson Academy
    • Maryann Akinboyewa, Marketing Vice Chair, The Penny Hoarder (Taylor Media)
    • Kate Harris, Marketing Vice Chair, Jabil
    • Set Carpintero, Membership Chair, Seabridge Wealth Management
    • Jerell Puyot, Membership Vice Chair, InsideOut
    • Matt Lettelleir, Public Policy Chair, Pinellas County Republican Party
    • Brooks Wallington, Public Policy Vice Chair, Hughes & Wallington Wealth Management

     
    Established in 2006, St. Pete Young Professionals is a young professional council within the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. St. Pete Young Professionals is for young professionals interested in business networking, social events, professional development, and community service supporting the economic development and community vitality of St. Petersburg. Learn more at stpete.com/SPYP.

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    Seminole Gets New Breakfast Option

    Posted By LocalShops1, Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The Breakfast Station is now open in Seminole’s Oakhurst Shopping Plaza, 9342 Oakhurst Road, next to Publix.

    The restaurant celebrated its grand opening in mid-January and donated 10 percent of its profits during opening weekend to the non-profit Family Center on Deafness,

    The Seminole location, owned by Dante and Sonia Lenzi of Seminole, is Breakfast Station’s tenth in Central Florida, 22 years after it first opened in Port Richey in 1995. The Seminole Beacon said the franchise has a loyal following, with breakfast and comfort food staples and off-beat items like the “Train Wreck,”  "Crunch Toast," and the “Railroad Yard Burger.”

    "We pride ourselves on providing a quality product for a fair price," the owners write on their Facebook page. "The Breakfast Station doesn't just serve fantastic food, we're known for our quirky menu names and train-themed decor, fun for the family or anyone to enjoy."

     

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    New Fitness Center Opens in Dunedin

    Posted By LocalShops1, Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Rock Solid Fitness recently held its grand opening in the Coastal Plaza, at 2110 Main Street in Dunedin.

    The private personal training studio is owned and operated by Patty Durell, a licensed physical therapist assistant; and Dave Durell, a former strength and conditioning assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two met in physical therapy and moved to Dunedin, where they started their personal training business in 1997. 

    "Dedication and commitment are necessary ingredients for becoming the best that you can be," the two write on their website.

    Their new gym uses a strength training program called High Intensity Training, to help clients look better, feel better, get stronger and lose weight. In just 30 minutes, twice a week, the owners write on their Facebook page.

     

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    Caddy's Buys The Pub

    Posted By LocalShops1, Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The Pub Waterfront Restaurant and Lounge, a staple on Indian Rocks Beach for decades, has changed hands.

    Steve Westphal and his wife, Nancy, sold the property to the owners of Caddy’s on the Beach in Treasure Island.

    The Pub is where Steve Westphal actually started his restaurant career, decades ago when he landed his first job as a bus boy. Twenty or so years later, he ended up as the restaurant's owner,

    The Caddy’s group, led by Barry O’Connor, are “a fine group of Irish gentlemen. They will no doubt continue in the tradition of the Pub and keep her iconic for years to come,” Westphal told the Beach Beacon. The Westphals plan to now focus even more on downtown St. Petersburg, where they own local favorites 400 Beach Seafood and Taphouse, Parkshore Grill, The Hangar and Café Gala (in the Dali Museum). Their newest restaurant-retail concept, Annex at 400 Beach, is set to open soon.

    The Pub is at 20025 Gulf Blvd. The sale’s details were not disclosed.

     

     

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    Downtown St Pete Pub Reopens Under New Ownership

    Posted By LocalShops1, Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Crowley’s Pub on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, closed since last summer over legal issues, has reopened under new ownership. The Tampa Bay Times reported that a group including Teresa Hwa and Zach Horgan bought the tavern from former owner Lisa Crowley.

    Hwa and Horgan plan to focus on trying to keep the menu similar to the way regulars remember it under the original owners, but with a few additions like Mulligan stew and buffalo cauliflower.

    Crowley's is at 269 Central, downtown.


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    Vintage Motorcycle Shop Opening in St. Pete

    Posted By LocalShops1, Thursday, January 26, 2017

    The site of a former church on the corner of First Avenue S and 21st Street in St. Petersburg will soon be home to a different kind of worship – of chrome, and an engine’s rumble, and the freedom of the open road.

     

    Grayspeed, a vintage motorcycle shop carrying apparel, parts and accessories, is being built on the site with sights set on an April opening, according to ilovetheburg.com..

     

    Owner Jeff Lovelady says the shop will feature mostly early British Bobber –style motorcycles, but won’t be limited to any one brand.

     

     

     

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