Despite the blisteringly hot weather, May was a good month for St. Pete. In addition to the exciting things we’ve highlighted below, Hometown Crepes and Baum Mi started serving food at Baum Avenue Market, a new liquor store opened in the EDGE District, and seven proposals were submitted to replace the old Police HQ.
As many of you are aware, we write a column every month called Downtown Developments for Green Bench Monthly, a local community magazine. In the column, we highlight everything coming soon to Downtown St. Pete, including new restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. We also reveal new tower renderings, announce townhome projects, and much more. A few months ago, we started publishing that column right here on St. Pete Rising, in addition to Green Bench Monthly!
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Six Point Row, a new 19-unit townhome community, is coming soon to Kenwood on the northwest corner of 1st Avenue North and 26th Street. Each townhome will be three stories with a rooftop deck and will range from around 1,500 square feet to over 2,300 square feet. These modern-style homes will be located a block away from St. Pete favorites Casita Taqueria, Bandit Coffee Co., and the soon-to-open Baba on Central. The development will also include a pocket park, perfect for your St. Pete pup. Construction permits have been approved and site work will begin in the next two weeks. The project is expected to wrap up around the second half of 2020. Peregrine Construction Group is the general contractor and Sight Real Estate is handling sales.
Burgerim, a burger restaurant from Israel, is coming soon to 120 1st Avenue North on the ground floor of ONE St Petersburg. Instead of the typical 7oz burger, Burgerim specializes in 2.8oz mini burgers that are completely customizable. This flexibility allows you to build a simple burger for the kids or an unconventional masterpiece for yourself. Dietary alternatives are available to suit the needs of those who are vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free. The restaurant is currently in permitting and will begin build-out in the coming months. An exact opening date has not been announced.
Misred Outfitters, a popular downtown women’s boutique, is doubling their space by expanding into the parcel next door to their current shop (recently vacated by Forward Glass Gallery). Located at 611 Central Avenue, the new space will be called Misred Accessories. “We will be selling twice as many shoes, bags, and jewelry as we currently do, as well as some additional accessories that are still in the works!” says Owner Sara Stonecipher. “It is giving us more space to put in additional dressing rooms, and more clothing in our current space! We're very excited for this expansion.” All clothing offerings will remain at Outfitters, while the shoes, bags, jewelry, etc will move over to Accessories. The expansion is slated to open in June.
Although not a downtown development, we think many readers will be excited to hear that Topgolf, a massive three-story high-tech driving range and restaurant, could be coming soon to St. Pete. Plans for the proposed entertainment venue still need to clear a few hurdles before being greenlit, but if approved, the Carillon Office Park would be home to Pinellas County's first Topgolf. The St. Pete proposal calls for a 67,521-square-foot building that includes 102 hitting bays and a 4,000 square foot restaurant. The facility would sit on a 12-acre site in-between Transamerica and Catalina Marketing Corp. There is no official timetable for a grand opening, but we expect the development to take a few years to complete.