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New Social Security offices open Thursday in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

Social Security offices are set to open Thursday

New Social Security offices will open Thursday to renovations, new parking and landscaping at 30 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S. The new location will include the same staff and services as the former offices at 391 34th St. N, which closed Friday, said district manager B.J. Hughes. The updated building near Central Avenue will include a hearings office on the second floor, which used to require a drive to Tampa. Until Thursday, visit the Pinellas Park office at 10200 49th St. N, call toll-free, 1-800-772-1213 or visit

St. Petersburg

Oil, vinegar shop sets private showings

Private showings start this week at Kalamazoo Olive Co. at 449 Central Ave., Suite 100. The oil and vinegar shop set up for tastings and custom-engraved bottles officially opens June 25. The 1,000-square-foot space set up with stainless-steel "fustis," tanks with spouts, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Visit or call (727) 258-4925.

Madeira Beach

Winn-Dixie kicks off five-day open house

After a $2 million renovation, Winn-Dixie at 15200 Municipal Drive will kick off a five-day open house today. The celebration continues through Sunday with food tastings and entertainment. The store has expanded its produce, deli and bakery departments. It now offers a wing and salad bar to cater to beach clientele. A "Taste of Winn-Dixie" is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.

— Veronica Vilar, Neighborhood News Watcher

New Social Security offices open Thursday in St. Petersburg 06/15/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:24pm]
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