Photo by Kelly Nash Photography

St. Pete Rising was created in May of 2013 with the goal of delivering the latest urban development news in Downtown St. Petersburg. By connecting you with the latest updates on real estate, retail, and restaurant developments, we hope you will spread the word about why Downtown St. Pete is the greatest place to be. As a city on the rise, we hope you enjoy watching Downtown St. Pete grow as much as we do.

The Team:

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Anthony Close   
I created St. Pete Rising because I think our city is an incredible place with stories that deserve to be shared. Recently, after graduating from the University of Florida in Gainesville, I moved back to St. Pete. In my spare time you can find me exploring downtown or hanging at a coffee shop. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
Brian Zucker   
I live in the heart of Downtown St. Pete and love going to all of the local markets (Saturday Morning Market, Indie Market, etc.), eating at the fantastic downtown restaurants and imbibing on the locally brewed beer. My favorite place in Downtown St. Pete is the historic shuffleboard courts during Friday night’s St. Pete Shuffle. When I’m not writing for St. Pete Rising, I work as a consulting actuary at Wakely Actuarial in Palm Harbor, FL.