Brick and Mortar Restaurant Opens on the 500 Block in Downtown St. Pete

Brick and Mortar Restaurant Opens on the 500 Block in Downtown St. Pete

For years, Tampa has arguably had a better selection of dining options than its brother across the bay, St. Petersburg.  Jason Ruhe and Hope Montgomery opened Brick and Mortar to the public last week, simultaneously elevating St. Pete’s culinary game.

The restaurant and catering company is located at 539 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete, taking over the parcel previously vacated by St. Pete Brasserie in September 2013. Holding 50 people inside and 17 on the patio outside, the space feels very intimate.The decor is flush with rustic charm.Raw unfinished wooden tables are lit up by vintage light fixtures hanging from the ceiling and natural sunlight spilling inside from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Pom Pom's Brings Wild Sandwiches & Tea to St. Pete

Pom Pom's Brings Wild Sandwiches & Tea to St. Pete

This Monday, your new favorite local eatery will open in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg: Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria.This marks Pom Pom’s second location, the other being in Orlando, where it enjoys a cult-like following. 

Walking into the brand new location, it quickly becomes apparent that this isn’t your average sandwich and tea shop.  You are immediately greeted by bright green and orange floors and royal blue walls adorned with local art.

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Sundial Releases Tenant Lineup

Sundial Releases Tenant Lineup

Last week Sundial released its tenant lineup and announced it was 90% leased.   I've given the store lineup a few days to sink in and I must say that while I'm not taken aback by the stores, I am impressed. In today's retail market it takes a lot for a brand to risk opening a store, let alone in a previously failed downtown retail center. 

While there isn't a famed J.Crew or an Apple store, what we got is a very diverse mix of national and local retailers, which I think is great.

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New Restaurant Coming to Fusion 1560

The Edge District is growing! This Summer the Flying Pig Taphouse will open at Fusion 1560 apartments at 1584 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Petersburg. According to The Flying Pig Taphouse faceboook the space will be 3600+ square feet and construction will begin soon. The Flying Pig will also have locally sourced food, craft beer and wine, billiards tables, and indoor and outdoor seating. The location of The Flying Pig makes it a great pre-game spot for any Rays game! For more information and updates visit their facebook page.

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