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New Seafood Place Opening on St. Pete's Central Ave.

Posted By Robert Sitten, Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

Trophy Fish, a new seafood restaurant from the partners behind the Mandarin Hide, is coming to St. Petersburg's Central Avenue this year.

 

According to I Love the Burg, the restaurant will use local fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood and support the region's fishing industry. Opening is planned later this year.

 

"Trophy Fish is bringing a fresh catch to downtown St. Petersburg in support of local seafood and local fishermen as a laid back, come all, serve all great fish place." they write on their Facebook page.

 

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First "omakase" restaurant opens in downtown St. Pete

Posted By Robert Sitten, Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

Sushi Sho Rexley, downtown St. Pete's first "omakase" sushi restaurant, has opened at 214 Second Street N.

 

"Omakase" is a Japanese phrase meaning, "I'll leave it up to you." In the restaurant's case, it means letting the chef choose the dishes.  "Sho" is someone who  strives to achieve  perfection through their craft.  

 

Brothers Arte and Rexley Kwok are serving sushi, sashimi and Japanese craft beer. Visit their Facebook page to stay updated.

 

 

 

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Paul's Landing Opens at the Vinoy

Posted By Robert Sitten, Thursday, March 1, 2018

 

Paul’s Landing, the Vinoy Renaissance Resort’s new waterfront restaurant, is now open.

 

The latest addition to St. Petersburg’s Beach Drive area offers diners a laid-back option for Florida-inspired, locally sourced cuisine. Fresh clams with orange jalapeno broth, smoked fish spread and gulf fish tacos are among the seafood options, and there’s a wide variety of craft beers and specialty cocktails to choose from. The restaurant boasts indoor and outdoor seating for 200 people and has plans for several events. 501 Fifth Ave. NE at the Vinoy.

 

 

 

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Keystone Mastermind Buys HEC Network

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, January 28, 2018

 

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Liz M. Lopez and Tracie Thompson, founders of the business mastermind and coaching group Keystone Mastermind Alliance, announced their purchase of the HEC Network on January 15.

 

Both organizations are success stories: Keystone Mastermind Alliance, founded in 2014, and HEC Network, founded in 2015, have both enjoyed vigorous growth in Pinellas County.

 

“Tracie and I were the first two members of the HEC Network,” said Lopez in announcing the acquisition. “Mark Drucker often told the story that I wrote the HEC business plan, while Tracie was the angel whispering in his ear. Mark has accepted an opportunity to represent five food lines
across the United States, requiring extensive travel. To ensure that the members of the HEC Network continue to thrive and that the organization gets the attention it needs and deserves, Mark chose to sell. It seemed like a natural evolution to bring his two-hundred- plus members and seven chapters into our organization.”

 

Thompson emphasized that this acquisition offers members of the former HEC Network a powerful opportunity to continue to enjoy what they love about HEC, while benefitting from the strengths and added value of the established mastermind and coaching features that the Keystone
Mastermind Alliance offers.

 

As part of this transition, members have immediate access to all monthly Business Brainstorming events at no additional cost, as well as preferred rates to workshops, mastermind groups, and conferences already scheduled by Keystone.
 
“The HEC Network was always more than a business network,” remarked Lopez. “It was an adventure, a place to be yourself and be supported as a business owner and as a community member.  Our vision is for the KMA Network to keep that spirit and to be a diverse community of
business owners and entrepreneurs achieving more together.”
 
Guests are welcome to visit a meeting and experience the KMA Network’s unique approach to business networking. To learn more about the new KMA Network and to find a schedule of events, visit the organization’s website at http://kmanetwork.com/ .

 

 

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Non-Profit Launching Donor Member Program

Posted By Humane Education Connection, Tuesday, January 9, 2018

 

Humane Education Connection/Canines Helping Kids in Crisis is developing a donor member program that will include a business reciprocal card as one of the benefits for the higher level donors. This has the potential to bring new customers to your business.

 

The program is simple – local businesses will offer a discount of their choice to anyone who donates at a specified higher level to Humane Education Connection. The donor will be given a reciprocal card that has a year expiration date from the time they join. They will be REQUIRED to present this card to partner businesses of this program and that business will extend the discount that they chose to the member each time they purchase. Examples of discounts could be as simple as 10% any purchase each time they shop, or 20% $50 or more. Or $5 off $50 or more.

 

Whatever you would like to offer. You can also change your offer at any time.  

 

We will list you on our website with a link back to your site or social media page as a partner business. In addition, we will announce you as a business partner on our social media pages.

 

For further information, questions, or to join us, please call Kim at 727-798-5499 or email me at Kim@HumaneEducationConnection.org

Learn more about our mission and work at www.HumaneEducationConnection.org

 

 

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Longtime St Pete Book Store Moving

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

Wilsons Book World, a destination for St. Petersburg book lovers and browsers since 1971, is moving from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard into a new home.

 

On Jan. 6, 2018, the store will reopen at 535 16th St. N.  The shop, opened by Helen Wilson and now run by her son, Jeff Morris, boasts more than a quarter of a million “antiquarian and used” volumes, according to its Facebook page.

 

"If you seek a friendly atmosphere, wide variety of titles and subjects combined with a knowledgeable staff you'll feel right at home here at Wilson's," they write on their website, wilsonsbookworld.com.

 

 

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New Coffee Shop Opens in St Petersburg's Skyway Marina District

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

Brea’s Coffee is contributing to the rejuvenation of the Skyway Marina District, with its recent opening in the rebounding Marina Mall at 4301 34th St. S in St. Petersburg.

 

Owners Bruce and Andrea McWilliams made a name for themselves with their once-mobile coffee business, and will offer their Organo brand coffee, hot chocolate, tea, mochas and espressos, as well as iced coffee, in the Marina Mall location. The McWilliams regularly contribute to charity, with 30 percent of all proceeds going to help charities during fundraising cycles.

 

Follow them on Facebook and their website: breascoffee.com

 

 

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Penny Hoarder Media Company Moves into Times Building

Posted By LocalShops1, Sunday, December 17, 2017

 

The Penny Hoarder, a personal finance website with millions of followers worldwide, has moved into its new office in downtown St. Petersburg, in the Tampa Bay Times building at 490 First Ave. S.

 

The company was founded in 2010 by Kyle Taylor, growing from his personal blog about making and saving money while trying to pay off massive student loans. 

 

"The Penny Hoarder has pioneered a new kind of personal finance media with stories about real people and actionable money tips that make a true difference in our readers’ budgets," he writes on the website. "Our goal is to improve the lives of everyday folks by helping them spend less time worrying about their finances and more time enjoying their lives,"

 

The site, ranked for the second straight year as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017 by Inc. 5000, is No. 25 among the fastest-growing private companies in the nation.  Learn more on their website: thepennyhoarder.com.

 

 

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New vegan flavors in St. Pete

Posted By Robert Sitten, Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

Ray’s Vegan Soul in St. Pete’s growing Mirror Lake District adds a vegan option to the city’s robust restaurant scene. The restaurant in the 100 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N offers selections like quinoa meatloaf, raw tacos and African almond soup, as well as sweet potato pie and classic plum cobbler.

 

Restaurateur Ray Milton, a boxing instructor and former pastry chef and owner of Sugar Ray’s Bakery in St. Petersburg, started the vegan soul food business as a food truck about two years ago. Now he is "ditching the wheels and going brick and mortar," he writes on his Facebook page.

 

Initial hours include late-night Fridays from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., with vegan burgers and such; and for Soul Food Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a rotating menu that will always include his three most popular items: mac and cheese, raw tacos and African almond soup, According to I Love the Burg, St. Pete Eco Village and Bartlett Park Community Garden help source the restaurant.

 

To learn more, follow Ray’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

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Skate shop goes mobile

Posted By Robert Sitten, Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 

Local Longboards, a favorite of St. Petersburg skateboarders with its artistic board designs, has left its Central Avenue location and gone on the road with a mobile shop. Owner Travis Hise will take his van full of skate gear and T-shirts at local markets on a week-by-week basis, according to I Love the Burg.

 

The company has been designing and manufacturing longboards and skateboards since 2013. Its manufacturing center is at 790 Freemont Tere S St. Petersburg.

 

To find out where Local Longboards will be next, follow its Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

 

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