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St. Petersburg officials working to extend area controlled by BayWalk



ST. PETERSBURG — BayWalk's control could soon extend from the public sidewalk facing its main entrance through the public land fronting the city's nearby parking garage.

Months after the City Council ceded a public sidewalk fronting BayWalk to its owners, city officials are now arranging a deal that would allow BayWalk to oversee the public promenade leading to the struggling downtown entertainment complex.

The promenade had been managed by BayWalk's former owner, investor Fred Bullard. City officials said Bullard has agreed to give up his management deal if City Hall forgives the $40,000-plus he owes the city.

The promenade would remain public land. Under the plan, BayWalk would manage the area.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:20pm]


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