The downtown development boom is starting to have a ripple effect on the areas surrounding the downtown core. Neighborhoods like the Grand Central District, Warehouse Arts District, and EDGE District have all benefited from Downtown St. Pete’s increasing popularity. And as these communities continue to evolve, they’ve started to develop distinct identities and personalities of their own.
The Grand Central District, for example, is a growing, creative, and bohemian collection of 350 locally owned and operated businesses, including merchants, restaurants, bars, art galleries, professional services, and health and wellness providers. The neighborhood is located just west of Downtown St Pete with boundaries between 31st Street to 16th Street, and includes Central Avenue, 1st Avenue North and 1st Avenue South.
Many of the small businesses that would have once eyed the 600 block are instead looking west down Central Avenue due to significantly cheaper rents. While this shift is seen as a negative by many, the businesses moving into the district have reactivated buildings, and even entire blocks, that have sat underutilized or vacant for decades.
Blush Tea and Coffee St Pete is NOW OPEN at 2392 9th Street North in the MLK Business District! 🥳 The new shop serves around 90 teas from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company and TeBella Tea Company 🍵, coffee from Zeal Coffee Roasters and Eastlick Coffee Company ☕, and pastries from the incredible bakers at Mana Bakery 🍰. Blush also offers tea sodas and tea-infused oatmeal! “Each and every day we look forward to welcoming in our beloved St. Pete community with a cozy, comfortable place to enjoy the company of neighbors, a place to read and study, a place to connect,” says Owner Lori Bishop ☀️
Start planning your cheat day❗️ Datz is NOW OPEN at 180 Central Avenue on the ground-level of the The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art! 🔥🙌 We can't get enough of the Spicy Nashville Fried Chicken and then the Monkey Bread for dessert. 🍗🤤 What's your favorite dish at Datz? 🤔
✨ NEW RENDERS ✨ have been released for 1701 Central, a 243-unit 5-story apartment development currently under construction at 1701 Central Avenue in Downtown St Pete❗️ First move-ins expected in Winter 2020 🏗️👷♂️ More renders available at: https://stpeterising.com/1701-central-avenue