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Weekend Events in St. Petersburg – October 15th

As a seasoned resident of St. Petersburg would expect, this weekend is full of events happening throughout the city. The beautiful weather (fall, is that you?) has finally come and it is the perfect time to spend a day out and about in our lovely city. Here are three events in St. Petersburg you should check out.

Celebrating the Arts

This weekend celebrates the re-opening of the famous Chihuly Museum to its new location 720Events in St. Petersburg Central Avenue. This is a wonderful addition to the Central Avenue Arts District with the Morean Arts Center right across the street. The new Chihuly Museum will hold a ribbon cutting at 9:30am and will open to the public 10:00am Saturday, October 15th. The Collection will remain open until 7pm. Tickets are available at the box office and there is no ticket required to enjoy the block party. Our recommendation: Have breakfast at Banyan Cafe before and an ice pop at The Hyppo after. It’ll be a amazing.

Coastal Cleanups

If environmentalism is your thing, you can participate in one of the many cleanup events in St. Petersburg Saturday morning. Crescent Lake, Mirror Lake (from 8am-11am), Clam Bayou in Gulport, North Shore Beach downtown (from 9am-12pm) are all having cleanup days. These events are hosted by Keep Pinellas Beautiful and supplies will be provided (just make sure to bring a reusable water bottle). This is an amazing way to give back to our beloved neighborhoods and keep them shining brightly.

Shopping and Music

Take advantage of this amazing weather by visiting the folks at the Saturday Morning Market from 9am-2pm in lively downtown St. Pete. It is of St. Petersburg’s most loved events to pick up all things local and regional and you can find just about anything you need here. The vendors include produce stands, local makers as well as live music. If you are new to the area, this is the best place to meet your neighbors and experience the diversity of our city. The market is held every Saturday from now until May (except March 11th, 2017) at 1st Avenue S and 1st Street S, next to the Rowdie’s Stadium.

The Price Group Recognized Among Top 1%!

Exclusive Celebration of Success Event in Palm Beach

ST PETERSBURG, FL (October 7, 2015) – The Price Group has been recognized among the top 1% of sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida for 2014. David Price attended a gala event in Palm Beach last week to honor the top regional associates from NRT LLC, the largest residential brokerage in the U.S.* The event included more than 125 Coldwell Banker sales associates from Atlanta, Baltimore, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Washington, D.C.

“It takes a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication and passion to reach this level of business in real estate, and The Price Group is among the best of the best,” said Kate Rossi, executive vice president, Southeast Region, NRT LLC.

Participating agents were treated to dinner, dancing, networking and professional development at The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach.

 

 

What to do this Halloween in St Pete

This weekend, St Petersburg will be having many events, trails and walks to celebrate Halloween. Here are just a few of the best!

Trick or Treating in the Old Northeast neighborhood

Old Northeast residents have been decorating their homes in anticipation of Halloween for weeks. Anything from simple skeletons on the porch to full haunted houses. Ghosts, witches and zombies swing from trees, severed heads bump into passing trick-or-treaters, and the streets quickly fill as children emerge from buses and cars. Neighbors spend the evening on their porches, offering friendly greetings and candy to trick or treaters.

Since 1996 people continue to come from all over Pinellas to see the biggest celebration of its kind in the Tampa Bay area.

 Three ribbons are awarded for first, second and third places, and a special award is presented for the best-themed decor. Judges are neighborhood volunteers from all age groups who view entries the night before, then meet to vote on the winners.

17th Avenue NE between Cherry and Poplar

 Hellview Cemetery

Hellview Cemetery is a free local haunted attraction in St. Pete, which started in 1996.  No one knows how old Hellview Cemetery really is-some say it existed even before the Seminole Indians ever set foot on the peninsula of what is now Saint Petersburg, Florida. 

This year the disappearance of Madame Oar is still leaving the power balance of Hellview in shambles. Swamp Water Maggie and her loyal tribe of were-wolves, the Lugaru family, have been battling every force of evil that rises within the walls of Hellview for years. Come and see what tries to escape from Hellview this year. Great costumes, makeup and sets.

510 49th Ave N St Petersburg 33703 7-10pm Friday and Saturday 

Read more at www.hellview.net

Radley Haunted House

Dr Radleys Nightmare Machine haunted House is new this year in St Pete. This independent Haunted house has amazing special effects and original score.This is a short and effective (30 minutes) haunt experience that drags you down into the depths of Dr. Radley’s madness. Not appropriate for children under 8 years of age. 

Created by creative director Cody Meacham and producer Ricky Brigante, the Radley Haunted House is an independent haunted attraction, set up outside a real house in a residential neighborhood. 

3900 19th St N St Petersburg 33714 Open Thursday to Sunday 7.30-11pm $5.00 Suggested donation. some of the proceeds will be going to The Cancer Research Institute.

Read more at www.radleyhaunt.com

Newton’s Haunts

Two Haunted Houses for great causes (Biffs Kids of Pinellas and Pinellas Park Fire Department Explorers Post 945). The Midway Massacre mirrors, mazes, and Stitches The Insult Clown are waiting inside for you. The Hallows Forgotten Existence, where evil lurks between the past and present will appear all around you when darkness falls. 

5600 block of Newton Avenue S, Gulfport Saturday 7.30-10.30pm $3 donation per person per haunted house.

Read more at http://imstressed2.wix.com/newton-ave-haunts

Ghost Tour St. Petersburg

Explore the shadows and mysteries of St Pete on this 90 minute walking tour. Costumed guides tell ghostly tales of haunted mansions, age-old curses and wandering spirits as you stroll down the dark downtown streets and the waterfront district.

300 Beach Drive NE St Petersburg 33701 8pm Friday  $15, $10 ages 4-12 

Read More at http://www.ghosttour.net/stpetersburg.html

Doktor Clockwerks Gallery of Mortality

Art, storytelling and music share the stage in this multi-faceted exhibition .Chilling tales related by Dr. Clockwerk and his group entertain visitors as they encounter a gallery of 3-dimensional illustrations which explore how author Edgar Allen Poe magnified his obsession with Death to create his everlasting tales of woe. 

 Studio @620- 620 1st Ave S St Petersburg 33701 Group Tours begins at 6:45 PM  Wednesday to Saturday 

Read more at http://www.thestudioat620.org/events/doktor-clockwerks-gallery-of-mortality

This weekend in St Petersburg, 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade

On November 3rd 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the Federal King Holiday Bill, making the third Monday of every January, the Federal King Holiday.

On January 20, 1986 he first, oldest, and largest MLK National Parade, Battle of Bands and Drum Line Extravaganza was held For the first time in American History, White marching bands and African American Marching Bands marched together in Salute and Tribute to the first Martin Luther King, Jr. National Parade in St Petersburg Florida.

Monday, January 20th, 2014 11am-3pm

National Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Parade begins at Third Ave. South and Martin Luther King St., goes north to Central Ave, east to Bayshore Drive and finally north to Fifth Ave. North, finishing at Vinoy Park.

 

 

 

Miami developer plans implosion to clear way for multifamily project in downtown St. Petersburg

The 98-year-old Tropicana building in downtown St. Petersburg could be imploded this year to make room for a new residential and hotel complex.

Miami-based Tropicana Redevelopment plans to tear down the four-story, nearly 41,000-square-foot building at 25 Second St. N, across from Jannus Live.

The site had already been approved years ago for a multifamily project, and multifamily projects currently make up the hottest sector of commercial real estate throughout the Sunshine State.

“We feel the timing is right,” vice president Jerome Hollo said. “We love the city and what has been done to the downtown area.”

Tropicana Redevelopment, part of Florida East Coast Realty, bought the building in 2001 for $4 million. The 60-year-old real estate firm specializes in urban high-rise buildings.

Hollo doesn’t know the cost of the new project as plans are still being tweaked. He described the development as “very large.” The building is the only property the firm owns in the Tampa Bay area.

Tenants in the building were told in March to leave by the end of May so the building could be prepared for demolition. The remaining tenants are in the process of moving out, Hollo said.

The firm has not yet sought demolition permits.

Mark Puente can be reached at mpuente@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8459. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/markpuente.

Old NE TownHome just blocks from downtown St. Pete

Enjoy Del Centro – Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood just 2 blocks to downtown St. Pete shopping, dining, entertainment & waterfront parks. Completed in 2005, this corner 3 story townhome has a bedroom and full bath on each level making this functional floor plan work for almost anyone! The 2 car garage is also unique to downtown living. 1st floor features tile floors with laundry under the wood stair case. High ceilings on each floor add to the volume of the space and the large windows allow for a lot of natural light to flood the home. The main living level was custom designed with wood floors through out the living space & upgraded SS appliances complete with a granite dining bar. 3rd floor is all master suite and what a master suite this is, with 3 huge closets, you’ll enjoy the Spanish style, private balcony over looking the downtown skyline, vaulted ceilings and a large master bathroom.

Don’t forget to send to friends and family, if you want to take a private tour give me a call.

Get a feel for the Signature Auction!

I’ve put together a few short video clips from the Signature Place auction to give you the feel of how exciting the event was. I’d love to see them do this on “The Sage” that Bank of America pretty much owns (100+ units). The Sage is located on the corner of 4th Ave. South and 4th St. South downtown St. Petersburg FL.

This Auction was a great success not only for the health and stability of the Signature building, it also created some MAJOR buzz for the downtown condo market.

If you have interest in this building or other condos in downtown St. Petersburg check out our downtown condo website, we have broken down all the most popular buildings so you can keep an eye on the market (credit tomas), go to http://www.davidpricerealtor.com/downtown.php

We have also setup the ability for you to create custom real estate search and receive new and updated listings each day so check it out at http://www.davidpricerealtor.com/mls_search.php

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