One of Pinellas County’s biggest tourism draws, the Dalí Museum, has submitted a capital projects funding request to the county’s Tourist Development Council in hopes of receiving $17.5 million in public funding to construct a $38.6 million expansion. Since opening in its current location in 2011, the Dali Museum has drawn between 360,000 and 450,000 visitors per year, over 75% of whom are from outside the area. The Dalí Museum is the largest single-artist museum in the United States and is the most-visited art museum in Florida.
But the museum has bigger plans for the future. They want to expand to accommodate 50% more visitors and they’re estimating the proposed expansion will bring in an additional 900,000 visitors over a ten year period. The expansion would consist of three components — a new digital Dali permanent exhibit, community & education space, and a parking garage...
Chai Mixology, boba tea and poke bowls, is NOW OPEN at 1106 Central Avenue (formerly Milagros Soap Company) in the EDGE District! 🍵🍣😄 Cool off from the Florida heat with boba tea! Options include tapioca boba, popping boba, or jelly, and a selection of 15 different flavors. 🙌😋 Ask for sugar-free or vegan boba! And for poke, protein options are salmon (regular or spicy), ahi tuna (regular or spicy), or chicken. If you're in the area, check them out! Hours are 11am-6pm 🥳☀️
Art Fusion Galleries, a contemporary art gallery, is NOW OPEN at 106 Central Avenue, in the building that also houses The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. 🎨👨🎨 The goal of the gallery is to provide opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists from around the globe to exhibit, promote, and enter the discerning art market. 😊🖌️ Art Fusion Galleries has one other outpost in Miami's Wynwood District. 😎☀️ 📸: Lindsey Porter's Picture St. Pete
Icon Central is NOW OPEN at 855 Central Avenue in Downtown St Pete! 🙌😁 Move-ins began a few weeks ago at St. Petersburg's newest luxury apartment community, featuring 368 units across 15 floors. 🏢🤩 The building is currently over 15% leased and will continue to fill up over the next 18 months.
Amenities include an expansive ground-floor pool deck, indoor fitness center, an eighth level rooftop terrace, and more. 🏊♂️🏋️♂️🍻 The project also has over 38,000 square feet of ground retail space, however no tenants have been announced yet. We'll be sure to let you know who's moving in once we find out! 😉