Office Depot moving into Northeast Park
That race to get ink cartridges before stores close for the night will soon be a bit shorter for some St. Petersburg residents. An Office Depot is opening at Northeast Park Shopping Center at 200 37th Ave. N. It appears to be going into the long vacant space that formerly housed a Beef 'O' Brady's and the Crafts 'n Stuff store. Prior to the craft store, that space was home to Woolworth's until 1997. Neither Office Depot nor the leasing agent for the Publix-owned shopping center could be reached for comment on when the store will open or whether other nearby Office Depot stores on 34th Street N or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N are closing.
Spouse-owners go to court over bar
The owners of Ricky T's Bar and Grille are in a lawsuit against each other, so the restaurant at 10601 Gulf Blvd. could be going up for sale. Mary Christine Piche is suing her husband of three years, Bradly Piche, claiming he is not running the business responsibly. She wants the court to have the bar, its contents and the liquor license liquidated so the proceeds can be distributed. She filed for divorce in April. The Piches each declined to comment.
Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer
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