The fourth quarter of 2016 saw an enormous amount of progress on many of Downtown St. Pete's active developments. The demolition of the "cheese grater" building at 400 Central Ave concluded. The Rowdies launched an official campaign to join the MLS, which included an expanded Al Lang Stadium. A new site plan was approved for 801 Central, which now includes a 15 and 7-story apartment building and ground-level retail.
Also, a few projects broke ground including Bainbridge 930 Central Flats, and retail along 1st Ave S that will house an Orangetheory Fitness and a yet-to-be-determined restaurant.
Additionally, AER Apartments and The Hermitage Apartment Homes started leasing, which helped to relieve the extremely low apartment occupancy rates that Downtown St. Pete has grown accustomed to over the past few years.
Looking to the future, we should see the groundbreaking of a few notable projects this coming quarter including The Brownstones, 801 Conway, The District on 9th, and the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement.
Lastly, be sure to check out Downtown St. Pete's first, second, and third quarter development updates of 2016 to see how your favorite projects have progressed!
BACK TO THE BURG❗️ Nitallys ThaiMex is COMING SOON to 1163 9th Street North (formerly Art of Sushi)! 🤭🎉😄 After closing their wildly popular restaurant in the Grand Central District last year, Nit and Ally opened up Nitally’s Express in South Pasadena. But the plan was always to return to St Pete. It won’t be much longer before we can enjoy their delicious Green Curry Burrito and Chipotle Pad Thai in sunny St Pete again! 🌮😎☀️
🍍Pineapple Espresso🍍, a drive-thru coffee shop and health-focused eatery, is NOW OPEN at 3045 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street North! 🎉😁 Their coffee is roasted in-house and available in drip, espresso, cold brew, or whole bean ☕️ And from the comfort of your car, you can order fresh healthy food such as avocado toast topped with local citrus, roasted beet, crumbled goat cheese, walnut and mint 🥑 Who else is excited for Burg-roasted coffee and healthy food via DRIVE-THRU!? 😊
NEW THIS MONTH❗ A cocktail lounge, the old police HQ site, an eco-boutique, 400 Central Avenue, and a Greek-Lebanese eatery 😋
Do you find it hard to keep up with everything opening in Downtown St Pete these days? Not anymore! 😄 Downtown Developments is a monthly column featuring a few of the most exciting new happenings on the horizon for the Sunshine City ☀️ Every month, read Downtown Developments online at StPeteRising.com and in print in Green Bench Monthly 🎉