Saturday, May 18, 2013
The inaugural culinary arts festival will take place Nov. 15-17.
World renowned chefs such as Masaharu Morimoto, Duff Goldman, and Scott Conant are bring their culinary talents to St. Petersburg in November for the inaugural E.A.T. St. Pete food, art and wine festival. The festival, which will take place at a variety of locations, will happen Nov. 15 – 17. Tickets go on sale June. 24. Details of E.A.T. St. Pete were announced Friday at the Mahaffey Theater by Bill Edwards, HSN marketing officer Bill Brand, director of Visit St. Pete Clearwater DT Minich and Mayor Bill Foster. “It’s been an exciting year of planning and getting this thing off the ground,” Minich said. “ This area is known for world-class beaches, world-class art (and) with this here, we’ll be known as a world-class culinary destination…
The new shopping center is scheduled to open in February 2014.
The demolition of the BayWalk retail complex in downtown St. Petersburg continues as the property transforms into The Shops at St. Pete. Once completed, The Shops at St. Pete will be an 80,000-square-foot complex that features indoor/outdoor dining, retail, covered walkways, canopies and modern architecture. According to the developers, The Shops at St. Pete is scheduled to open in February 2014: The Shops at St. Pete, located at the heart of downtown St. Petersburg is the epicenter of the active and energetic waterfront district. Unlike any other mall or lifestyle center, The Shops at St. Pete is locally owned and operated by The Bill Edwards Group- a St. Petersburg based Finance, Hospitality, Entertainment, and Real Estate Group. The …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
According to the Mahaffey, it is the first performing arts center in the Tampa Bay area to adopt the "No Ticketing Surcharge" policy.
Thursday, January 31
Beginning Feb. 1, music and entertainment fans will no longer be paying a "ticking surcharge" when purchasing tickets to events at the Mahaffey Theater. The price you see on the ticket is what you will pay. Bill Edwards, owner of the Mahaffey, announced the significant change Thursday that he made the decision to eliminate all ticketing fees. The no fee policy is applicable to tickets purchased directly from the Mahaffey via phone, online or at the box office. Fees will vary for second-party ticket vendors, such as Ticketmaster. "At the Mahaffey Theater, there will be no added ticketing charges," said Bill Edwards, CEO of Big3 Entertainment in a news release. "I subscribe to truth in advertising and full disclosure. The advertised price …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
On Thursday, city council unanimously passed a parking resolution with BayWalk in hopes to lure anchor tenants to the downtown shopping district.
City council unanimously passed a parking resolution Thursday with BayWalk in hopes to lure anchor tenants for the center’s redevelopment. Once the project is complete it will be called the Shops at St. Petersburg. In the agreement, 180 rooftop spots at the existing lot would be reserved for BayWalk employees. Also included in the agreement would be validation parking for BayWalk patrons, similar to the agreement the city currently has with Muvico. BayWalk was purchased by Bill Edwards’ company, Loan Ranger Acquisitions. In a Sept. 3 letter to Mayor Bill Foster, Edwards said parking for employees and customers is "paramount." "In order for the Edwards Group (aka Loan Ranger Acquisitions LLC) to invest tens of millions of dollars to …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
According to Mayor Bill Foster, the proposed agreement would help the Shops at St. Pete and save the city money.
In order to lure anchor tenants to the new BayWalk, which will be called 'the Shops at St. Pete', owner Bill Edwards and Loan Ranger Acquisitions are asking city officials for parking help. They are asking to purchase 180 parking spaces and validation agreements at the existing parking garage located on the north side of 1st Avenue N between 1st and 2nd Street North. According to a memo from Mayor Bill Foster to City Council; The "agreements are designed to ensure there is adequate and attractive nearby parking for (the Shops at St. Pete) employees and customers at the City's mid-core garage. In order to attract certain key tenants, it is imperative that Loan Ranger Acquisitions, has the ability to provide an allocation of parking space …
Friday, March 16, 2012
On Thursday, Bill Edwards presented an updated plan for the renovations to the BayWalk complex in downtown St. Petersburg.
The day after Bill Edwards took over the BayWalk Complex in September 2011, renovations began immediately. Buildings got a fresh coat of primer and paint. The entire complex was power washed and cleaned up. For Edwards, the complex needed curbside appeal if it were ever going to turn around. Flash forward six months, Edwards stood before the St. Petersburg City Council presenting his vision of the future for BayWalk. Without revealing details, Edwards offered his vision for transforming the dormant retail complex through structural changes and an emphasis on shops. As you walk into the complex now, Edwards said, it is like you are walking into a fortress. "It's uninviting," he said. "We will be taking the box office out of there and …