Station House, which opened in 2014, will undergo urban upgrades beginning the first week of 2017. Located at 260 1st Ave S in Downtown St. Petersburg, the historic building is home to five floors of tech, food, co-work, and pop-up space.
Among the upgrades planned are the addition of a “New York-style rooftop garden terrace." The new garden terrace will have a pergola shade system and extensive green-space with foliage and vines that will rival New York City’s best rooftops. The rooftop will be used primarily for intimate parties and dining.
Upgrades to the Station House restaurant include moving the entrance from the basement level to the front of the building creating a single entrance for all five floors of activity. A new restaurant partnership will be announced once renovations begin in early 2017. Proprietor Steve Gianfilippo, promises “the redesign will elevate not only Station House from an entertainment and culinary standpoint, but the entire area with new and well-traveled talent, bringing even more diversity and community to downtown.” While the restaurant is under renovation, Station House will continue to cater and host events on its event floors.
In addition, Station House will also be bringing Virtual Reality Gaming to the co-working space. Virtual reality gaming, which is seen more frequently Silicon Valley, will help Downtown St. Pete and Station House remain on the cutting edge of future technology. Gianfilippo says, “It’s again time for Station House to recruit talented designers and partners from the best cities all over the world and introduce them to St Pete.” The co-working club, which is already one of the largest in Tampa Bay, has around 150 members with plans for a second location, to be called Station House Arcade, in St. Pete’s Central Arts District.
Additional plans include a mural by an undisclosed artist and streetscape and landscaping improvements. Completion of the renovations is expected by Spring or Summer 2017.