ST. PETE BEACH — Want to see movies at the Beach Theatre again? Think it’s suited for cabaret and live theater? What about dinner shows?
ST. PETE BEACH — A little noticed non-ad valorem tax, which appears on yearly property tax bills called a stormwater service assessment, was increased by a total of 10% during this year’s budget process to fund future infrastructure costs.
ST. PETE BEACH — Pass-A-Grille Beach Community Church, at 107 16th Ave., had its prayers answered when a judge ruled in January that it could use its parking lot to collect donations from anyone, including beachgoers looking for a parking spot.
ST. PETE BEACH — A new era of economic growth could be sparked in St. Pete Beach, with several entrepreneurs proposing a variety of commercial, hotel and resort restoration projects during the next few years.
The legendary Beach Theatre, which in its heyday saw moviegoers line up to see early talking motion pictures and then, a generation later, attracted costumed fans to be part of the action at showings of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” will get a sequel with new owners.
ST. PETE BEACH — City commissioners voted to adopt the same millage rate the city has had since 2015, 3.15 mills, while putting an emphasis on being able to fund expensive capital infrastructure improvements during 2022 and beyond.
ST. PETE BEACH — Motorists driving through this beach town will soon have to proceed much slower on some neighborhood roadways, especially those without adjacent sidewalks.
ST. PETE BEACH — The Dunes Condominium Association has filed a lawsuit against St. Pete Beach to invalidate a resolution passed by the City Commission on April 27 that granted the proposed Miramar Resort conditional use to construct a 7-story, 54-room resort hotel.
ST. PETE BEACH — The good news is the $16.8 million project to upgrade the city’s sewer system that stretches under Gulf Boulevard is ahead of schedule. The bad news is temporary lane changes will remain in place until the end of August or beginning of September, and traffic delays will be f…
ST. PETE BEACH — The St. Pete Beach City Commission is the first to adopt a resolution to work with Forward Pinellas toward a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries in Pinellas County by 2045.
ST. PETE BEACH — A patio by any other name could be a sidewalk, and run all the way to a property line — but not any more in this coastal city.
A developer is proposing Corey Landing, a mixed-use project that could bring 243 residential units along with retail and restaurants to the east end of Corey Avenue.
ST. PETE BEACH — City commissioners voted unanimously to approve a project to improve the quality of stormwater runoff into Boca Ciega Bay in response to an unauthorized sewage system discharge assessment by the state.
ST. PETE BEACH — City commissioners have denied a recommendation to remove more than 40 “Children at Play” signs scattered along residential neighborhood streets throughout St. Pete Beach.
ST. PETE BEACH — Not every Eagle Scout project reflects the group’s motto to “be prepared,” but Boy Scout Patrick Sullivan of Troop 209 lived the scout creed and guiding principal when he designed life safety equipment that can save swimmers from drowning off St. Pete Beach.
ST. PETE BEACH — The Miramar Beach Resort project moved a step closer to becoming a reality April 27 when city commissioners approved a conditional-use permit that paves the way for developers to build a seven-story, 54-room luxury hotel at 4200 Gulf Blvd.
ST. PETE BEACH — A 180-day moratorium has been imposed on building homes in St. Pete Beach south of 32nd Avenue utilizing reduced setback requirements available through the Pass-A-Grille Overlay District.
Beach communities are getting ready to participate in one of nature’s yearly miracles that takes place from May 1 through Oct. 31 — the hatching of sea turtles and their struggle to survive the perilous trek to the sea. Some Pinellas beach cities are giving them some help with new turtle-friendly lighting.
ST. PETE BEACH — It’s just a matter of time before someone walking or bicycling to Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet School, at 8600 Boca Ciega Drive, gets hit by a speeding motorist, residents told city officials.
ST. PETE BEACH — It’s been a long and winding road, but construction on the final phase of the city’s sanitary sewer system upgrade along Gulf Boulevard is expected to begin the middle of this month and be completed by the end of the year.
ST. PETE BEACH — City manager Alex Rey opened up a can of worms over what to do with $188,000 in unused beautification funds left in the city budget when he offered a series of compromises, including one that would have the commissioner from each of the city’s four districts decide how a por…
ST. PETE BEACH — City Manager Alex Rey received unbridled praise, along with a 5% salary increase and $500 a month housing stipend, when commissioners voted unanimously to extended his employment contract another two years.
ST. PETE BEACH — The city has been forced to suspend its memorial bench program after it became the victim of its own success and popularity.
ST. PETE BEACH — Bright and retro-colorful after a $2.6 million restoration and renovation, St. Pete Beach’s public library has recreated the mid-century modern feel designed by its original architect, Glenn Q. Johnson, famed for his 1960s “bird-cage homes.”
ST. PETE BEACH — The Merry Pier restoration project will be $299,204 more expensive than initially anticipated when the city approved the project in April 2020.
TREASURE ISLAND — Mayor-elect Tyler Payne vowed to have the City Commission play an active role in ensuring all city departments provide the best customer service taxpayers and businesses can ask for, while improving the city’s communication skills.
ST. PETE BEACH — Owners of four lots at 2707 Pass A Grille Way have filed a lawsuit against the city that alleges a city commissioner exerted influence that caused staff to first approve, then reject their permit for a nearly $1 million dock expansion project after the work was completed.
ST. PETE BEACH — This beach city can claim some bragging rights after not only being voted the No. 1 beach destination in the United States by travelers using Tripadvisor, but also their fifth-most favorite beach in the world.
The consensus was to get the word out to the residents of the beach towns so that citizens can let their wishes be known to their state senator and representatives.
ST. PETE BEACH — When it comes to preventing street flooding now and in the future, this city will undertake a “comprehensive water threats protection strategy,” utilizing input from five engineering firms who will make recommendations on how to address flooding from both the Gulf and bay du…
ST. PETE BEACH — Commissioners decided to play hardball with developers of the first major hotel to be proposed in St. Pete Beach in at least five years, The Miramar Beach Resort at 4200 Gulf Blvd.
ST. PETE BEACH — Experience serving as a member of the city’s planning board since 2019 gave Mark Grill, a candidate vying to fill the city commission seat vacated by District 2 Commissioner Doug Izzo, the upper hand over another candidate, Rachel Ciliberti.
ST. PETE BEACH — In a surprise statement via Zoom at the start of the Jan. 12 meeting, Commissioner Doug Izzo announced his resignation from the St. Pete Beach City Commission serving District 2 to take a job as executive director of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce.
The Don CeSar Hotel set the picturesque stage Jan. 9-10 for the second Game of Kings 2021 Beach Polo Classic. Guests and locals gathered to watch horses run on St. Pete Beach during the two-day event.
ST. PETE BEACH — A week after city commissioners voted not to fund the purchase of decorative street signs for Pass-A-Grille and Corey Avenue, it was decided a scaled-down version of the issue will be put back on the agenda for consideration sometime next month.
ST. PETE BEACH — By a narrow margin, a majority of city commissioners decided neighborhoods outside the historic district should have flooding problems fixed and potholes paved before the city spends $125,000 to install decorative street signs in Pass-A-Grille and along parts of Corey Avenue.
ST. PETE BEACH — After dealing with bleak news over the COVID-19 pandemic for several months, a ray of hope was given to city commissioners by City Manager Alex Rey, who advised that St. Pete Beach actually ended its fiscal year with a $900,000 revenue surplus.
ST. PETE BEACH — Earlier this year, Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Awards named St. Pete Beach second-best beach destination in the U.S., and ranked it 16th greatest in the world, but at least one commissioner is not happy with Instagram acclaim that dubbed Pass-A-Grille as having one of Pi…
ST. PETE BEACH — Retired Lt. Col. Carol Barkalow, who was one of the first women to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served 26 years in the U.S. Army, along with her partner Sheila Mutascio, has been buying homes to provide living spaces for homeless veterans for the…
ST. PETE BEACH — COVID-19 could inspire the city to formally allow restaurants and bars to use public parking spaces fronting their establishments for outdoor seating.
ST. PETE BEACH — City commissioners voted to upgrade several of St. Pete Beach’s parking ordinances, allowing parking enforcement officers, and towing companies hired by the city, to boot tires or remove vehicles of scofflaws who accumulate large debts of unpaid parking tickets or others who…
ST. PETE BEACH — The Community Development Department’s attempt to address requests by residents wishing to install ornamental structures in their front yard, by amending the Land Development Code, was sent back to the drawing board by the City Commission, with Commissioner Melinda Pletcher …
ST. PETE BEACH — This year’s Taste of the Beaches invites locals and visitors to enjoy a “taste tour” event, bringing customers into local restaurants, which could use some much-needed community support.
ST. PETE BEACH — Developers of the proposed Miramar Beach Resort, at 4200 Gulf Boulevard, are planning to be the first in this beach city to open a full-service hotel since the Florida Department of Environmental Protection forced St. Pete Beach to enact a building moratorium six years ago.
ST. PETE BEACH — It will take an ambitious, costly public-private partnership using state and federal funds over several years to protect the Don CeSar neighborhood peninsula from tidal surge and stormwater flooding.
ST. PETE BEACH — A plan to work together with a local restaurateur envisions the western end of Corey Avenue at Sunset Way to include a mini-marina at the eatery and fishing pier at adjacent city-owned Fisherman’s Park.
ST. PETE BEACH — Sometime next fall, library patrons from Treasure Island may become part of a cooperative utilizing the newly renovated St. Pete Beach Library.
ST. PETE BEACH — While it will still take months to obtain required federal, state and county permits, city commissioners moved closer to once again allowing anglers to cast their line into Pass-A-Grille channel from the First Avenue Fishing Pier.