Monthly Archive: October 2016

Oct 29 2016

Dysfunctional Madeira Beach needs a name change

Two projects went public this spring with $200 million worth of development proposed for a 4.5-acre vacant former restaurant site on the western base of the Tom Stuart Causeway bridge. The issues, which were publicly debated Monday before an estimated crowd of about 150 people, are not new ones — building height and traffic congestion. …

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Oct 26 2016

Indie Market Favorite Opens on Flourishing 4th Street

The Urban Canning Company has officially opened their doors at 1040 4th Street North. The business has remained a popular fixture at local farmers markets and is now looking to serve St. Pete full time at their new store. The cannery was started by St. Pete native Illene Sofranko. *Photo via Urban Canning Company The company …

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Oct 22 2016

Here’s when — and how — the Vinik-Cascade team will begin $35M infrastructure work

The first visible sign of construction in Strategic Property Partners’ $2 billion district in downtown Tampa will begin Aug. 29. That’s when Kimmins Contracting Corp. will break ground on the first phase of a $35 million infrastructure project that will realign roadways in SPP’s development as well as the distribution pipes for a central cooling …

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Oct 19 2016

South Florida home sales suffer double-digit drop in July

The dog days of summer have been especially difficult for South Florida’s home market as sales plunged by double digits in July, according to the new Florida Realtors report. Sales of existing single-family homes in the tri-county area declined 13.8 percent to 4,157, compared to July 2015. The median sales price increased 6.9 percent to …

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Oct 08 2016

Ciccio Restaurant Group changes plans for Daily Eats space on Fourth Street

Ciccio Restaurant Group is changing up its plans for a dual-concept building on St. Petersburg’s Fourth Street North. The space, where CRG opened healthy fast-casual concept Fresh Kitchen in the spring, was also to include CRG’s Daily Eats. Instead, it will be occupied by BetterBYRD, CRG’s newest concept. BetterBYRD will take up 3,400 square feet …

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Oct 06 2016

Newly built homes in St. Petersburg are among the most ‘walkable’ in the U.S.

Redfin, a real estate brokerage, analyzed the Walk Score of new construction compared to the city’s overall Walk Score. Walk Scores are based on how many public spaces and parks are in a neighborhood, along with pedestrian-friendly design and enough population density for businesses to thrive. In St. Pete, according to Redfin, 88 percent of …

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Oct 02 2016

4 common homebuyer oversights

CHICAGO – Aug. 31, 2016 – Buyers on the hunt for the perfect home often overlook common issues that could cost them thousands of dollars and lead to buyer’s remorse. Realtors can help clients focus on these four often-forgettable things during their house hunt: Not counting all the expenses of homeownership “People focus so much …

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