Sweet Charlie's to Bring Rolled Ice Cream to Downtown St. Pete

Sweet Charlie's to Bring Rolled Ice Cream to Downtown St. Pete

From New York City to Los Angeles, Montreal to Atlanta, one of the latest food trends to sweep the country is rolled ice cream.  This summer, St. Pete will join the craze as Sweet Charlie's debuts at 1010 Central Avenue in the EDGE District.

The movement began last year when ice cream shops started springing up across the U.S. serving cups stuffed with small rolls of ice cream and topped with an assortment of extras, including fruit, candy, drizzles and more.  Lines regularly snake around the corner at establishments like 10Below in NYC and Hi B3ar in Boston.  Although the trend is brand new here in the States, this method of making ice cream has been around on the streets of Thailand and other Asian countries for quite a while.

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Two Affordable Housing Communities Coming to Historic Kenwood

Two Affordable Housing Communities Coming to Historic Kenwood

It is no secret that St. Pete is currently experiencing a huge building boom.  Nearly 2,300 rental units are either under construction or proposed for the city over the next few years.  Just take a walk through downtown and you are bound to run into numerous apartment communities in some stage of development.  A commonality between the majority of these projects is that they are building luxury apartments with top-of-the-line amenities that will be leased at premium rates. 

As a result, one of the most frequent questions we are asked is, "Where is all of the affordable housing being built?"  And up until recently, we didn't have a great answer to that question. Then we learned about the Green Mills Group, a real estate development firm from Ft. Lauderdale, and their plans to bring affordable housing to St. Pete.

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Modern Townhomes Proposed Minutes From Downtown St. Pete

Modern Townhomes Proposed Minutes From Downtown St. Pete

Just a short bike ride west from downtown is St. Pete’s eclectic Grand Central District and the popular Historic Kenwood neighborhood. Being a few blocks north of Central Avenue, the Kenwood neighborhood combines a proximity to walkable amenities with classic charming bungalows to create an authentic urban neighborhood. 

The unique nature of this community has spiked interest among real estate developers and homebuyers leading the area to be named one of the hottest zip codes in Tampa Bay for real estate. 

Looking to satisfy the increased demand in the area, Icon Residential is teaming up with Crestview Realty and Clear pH to introduce a new townhome community just north of Historic Kenwood. Dubbed Uptown Kenwood, this new development will be built on 13th Avenue North and 25th Street North just a short distance from Booker Park. 

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Verve Boutique to Bring Women and Men’s Apparel to Downtown St. Pete

Verve Boutique to Bring Women and Men’s Apparel to Downtown St. Pete

The boutique scene in Downtown St. Pete is about to heat up. In early March, Verve Boutique will open their doors in the ever-growing EDGE District, introducing both men and women to popular clothing brands not currently represented on this side of the Bay. The new store will focus on elevated street style, meaning, “everyday wear that is comfortable, but that you can still transition easily if you want to go grab dinner or cocktails with your friends,” says owner Susie Wheldon. 

Verve Boutique will occupy 2,350 square feet of space that was previously home to Paper Street Market, who closed their doors on Christmas Eve. The shop will carry brands that you would typically find at a department store such as Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. For women, you’ll be able to find premium denims, tees, wovens, knits, and maxi dresses offered by well-known brands such as McGuire, Current/Elliot and Flynn Skye. 

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Unscripted Theatre Brings Improv Comedy to Downtown St. Pete

Unscripted Theatre Brings Improv Comedy to Downtown St. Pete

In 2010, St. Petersburg, FL earned the No. 1 ranking as America’s Arts Destination for mid-sized cities by AmericanStyle Magazine.  The accolade is well-earned thanks to numerous world-class art museums and galleries that call St. Pete home, such as The Dali MuseumThe Chihuly CollectionThe Museum of Fine Arts, and the Duncan McClellan Gallery

St. Pete’s seven arts districts are drenched in over 50 outdoor murals by artists from all over the world.  Local artists and makers pack the St. Pete's indie markets on a regular basis to sell their crafts.  St. Pete is undeniably a vibrant arts city. But the one art medium that doesn’t often shine as bright as the rest in St. Pete is performing arts.  Enter Unscripted Theatre.

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Urban Townhomes Coming to 5th Avenue North in Downtown St. Pete

Urban Townhomes Coming to 5th Avenue North in Downtown St. Pete

Coming off of a record year in 2016, Downtown St. Pete’s real estate market is continuing to show signs of strength with the addition of new residential development. With land in downtown’s core at a premium, many developers are turning to urban infill townhome developments to meet the increasing demand. 

Over the last few years, these townhome developments, usually consisting of 10 units or less, have begun popping up around downtown with much success. Last year, sold out townhome projects such as Del Mar City Homes, Quattro, and the Renaissance City Homes were completed, indicating strength in the high-end townhome market. 

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