Month: July 2017

Tampa ranks pretty well in most ‘livable cities’ in U.S.

TAMPA — Representing! Well played Tampanian’s well played indeed. According to the crew over at WalletHub, Tampa has moved on over to No. 14 ranking on its list of 2017’s Best Big Cities to Live in list. I.E.- Best ranking in Florida. Jacksonville at 26 and Miami at 54- Boo ya! Virginia Beach, Va., was crowned No. 1… We can take them 😛 Detroit came in last at No. 62. WalletHub compared the 62 largest U.S. cities based on several factors, ranging from school system quality to job opportunities to median annual property taxes. Tampa was rated at 21...

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TAMPA THEATRE RESTORATION PLANS

REVEAL RETURN OF ORIGINAL 1926 AESTHETICS New ‘Restoration Tour’ Will Share Details of Architect John Eberson’s Earth-Tone Seats, Bold Carpet Pattern and (Surprise!) Striped Main Stage Curtain TAMPA, Fla. (July 24, 2017) – Tampa’s majestic movie palace has been stunning guests with its ornately over-the-top architecture for more than 90 years. But many who visit today don’t realize that some major design elements – the red velvet seats, carpet and main curtain, and the concession stand canopy outlined in lights – were not part of architect John Eberson’s vision: they only date back to the 1970s. “I saw the...

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Two of the most delicious places in St. Pete

Satisfy your cravings at these two awesome gems that add eclectic flavor to #StPete’s booming food scene. Cafe Vienna Capturing the essence of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire with influences from all over Europe sine 1969. This place is absolutely incredible and a must try. 🙂 JJ’s Market & Delicatessen This place is nothing if not unique! They are up early making you specialty breakfast items (served all day!), sandwiches, soups, salads and wraps. Nearly all of their famous sides and entrees are scratch-made which are proudly displayed in our ever-changing deli case. All deliciousness all the time!...

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Behind the Scene at Urban Roots on Central

Urban Roots is an interesting concept store that has become a Bay Area institution and destination. Its one-of-a-kind store has expanded beyond plants and pottery to include architectural elements, vintage furniture, unique home accessories, fossils, lighting and beyond. Often described as warm, inviting, educational and beautiful all in one, this St. Petersburg gem is unlike anything we have ever seen. The staff is happy to let you spend your time navigating the thoughtfully curated store, but are at your service should you have a question about any of the unique home decor pieces or the carnivorous subtropical plants, Cactus,...

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Behind the scene at Haslam’s Book Store

Over 80 years ago, John and Mary Haslam started a small used book and magazine store in St. Petersburg. Fun Fact-Over the years it grew to be Florida’s largest new & used book store. Haslam’s was started in 1933 in the Depression by John and Mary Haslam, both avid readers, to provide other readers with used magazines and books at bargain prices. After World War II they were joined by the second generation, Charles and Elizabeth and the business began to expand. In response to customers’ requests, new technical books were added, then Bibles and religious books and finally...

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