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.
Blue Lotus Condos, a 19-story residential tower, has been proposed to replace Bezu, a long beleaguered project that fought intense resistance earlier this year. 👊💥 Located at 100 4th Avenue North in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. What are your thoughts on this project? 🤔
Valhalla Bakery is now OPEN at 1113 Central Avenue! 🙌😁 Located inside Baum Avenue Market, Valhalla offers cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, tarts, pies, scones, and more. 🍰🍪 Their only other location is in Orlando, where they’ve won Best Bakery TWICE! 🏆 Oh and everything is 100% vegan, but we promise you would’ve never known if we hadn’t told you! 😉 — Full article posted to StPeteRising.com ☀️
BREAKING❗️We've just received info on a new 21-story residential tower proposed for Downtown St. Pete! While not on Central Avenue, this development is situated just a few blocks from the buzz of downtown and the serenity of Mirror Lake. ☀️ What do you guys think of this new project? 👍👎🤷♂️