When visiting Downtown St. Pete, whether it be for business or pleasure, odds are that travelers will choose stay either in a hotel in the downtown core, such as the Hyatt Place, or in a hotel along Beach Drive, like the Vinoy or Hampton Inn. While these hotels vary in size and style, they have one thing in common: they are relatively close to the waterfront.
For years, tourism in downtown has revolved around the waterfront with draws such as our world-class waterfront park system, picturesque cafes along Beach Drive, and nationally-recognized museums. These draws have led to new hotels, like the under construction Galaxy Hotel, in addition to numerous hotel renovation projects.
But with the growth of Downtown St. Pete and the western expansion of shops and restaurants along Central Avenue, more of downtown is becoming the destination.
🛴💨 SCOOTERS IN ST PETE 🛴💨 Yesterday, City Council approved an ordinance that would allow scooter companies to participate in a one-year pilot program in St Pete. 😁🎉 Although scooters could hit the streets by late winter, the there will be quite a few stipulations: .
⚠️ Scooters will be banned from sidewalks and along the waterfront trail
⚠️ Scooters can be ridden within a bike lane, if there is one, on roads with speed limits of 30 miles per hour and under
⚠️ Speeds capped at 15 miles per hour
⚠️ The scooters must be parked within designated corrals across the city
The renovations to Avid Brew Company are COMPLETE! 🍺🥳 Although the brewery has been open for over a year now at 1745 1st Ave S, renovations to the front of the building are officially done. 😁 In addition to serving fantastic beer, Avid also sells homebrewing and growing supplies in a retail store attached to the expanded tasting room. Cheers! 🍻
Delmar 745, a 65-unit affordable housing community, has TOPPED OUT❗️🥳 Located in Downtown St Pete at 745 Delmar Terrace South, the 12-story building will include a fitness studio, secure covered bike locking stations, lighted walkways, a clubhouse, library and computer room with free WiFi, clothes care facilities, and a children’s alcove. 🚴♂️🏋️♀️📚 The project is expected to wrap up in Spring 2020. ☀️