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Sunshine City needs more green, gets more grey

Last October, a 6,500-pound wrecking ball pulverized sections of the 1920’s style Pheil hotel, on the Central Avenue 400 block, clearing way for yet another superstructure in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. For years the property remained in limbo, while the surrounding area flourished with new retail, restaurants, residential towers, and craft breweries. “St. […]

Why we diverge

Community Café serves friendly vibes, late night bites

Couches from Hotel Liquidation, hand-painted tables and warm-toned walls invite residents and patrons of the Kenwood neighborhood and the Grand Central District to Community Café. Since its soft opening a few weeks ago, the café has already established itself as a new neighborhood hangout. “Working the front and speaking with everyone, we had a bunch […]

Alumnus fatally shot near campus

Eddy D. Vasquez, 27, was shot in the torso near the Publix on Third Street S. around 4 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. He died from his injuries about two hours later at Bayfront Medical Center. Vasquez lived in Gainesville but graduated from USF St. Petersburg in 2010 with a degree in business administration. According […]

In your own backyard

With great spring weather here in St. Petersburg, there has never been a better time to get outside and explore.  One advantage of downtown St. Petersburg is the variety of public art and history for locals and visitors to enjoy.  You probably pass by these places everyday without giving them a second thought.  So next […]

Students watch Bulls at St. Pete party

The SociaBulls celebrated its 2,000 Facebook fans milestone with a Bulls football game watch party at Jannus Live for the USF vs. PITT game on Sept. 29. Officials at Jannus set up a large screen for students and partygoers to watch the first conference game of the season. USFSP students played cornhole, and listened to […]