Saturday, January 20, 2018
Business

Boston Market at Fourth Street and 38th Avenue N closes

The Boston Market at 3740 Fourth St. N has closed after 20 years of baked chicken and hot sides. Chase Bank bought the land and Boston Market couldn't renew the lease, according to Nicole Raia, manager of the Boston Market at 9594 Fourth St. N. Property records don't reflect a change in ownership. A Chase spokesman could not be reached for comment. But it apears the southwest corner of the busy intersection may be coming full circle. A SouthTrust bank operated there before the restaurant. Boston Market, originally Boston Chicken, brought new life to poultry in August 1993. Suddenly people were lining up to get not a bucket of fried, but a plate of rotisserie chicken at Boston Chicken and competing concepts around the country.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer

TREASURE ISLAND

Did someone say Robby's pancakes?

The Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Robby's Pancake House Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon May 19 at the Treasure Island Community Center, 144 107th Ave. Cost is $10. For additional information, call (727) 360-4121.

ST. PETE BEACH

Residents likely agree with magazine

Parents magazine has named St. Pete Beach one of America's 10 best beach towns in its June issue. It ranks third behind Hilton Head, S.C., and Coronado, Calif. The only other Florida beach to get a nod from Parents is Amelia Island, north of Jacksonville, coming in at No. 6.

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