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Business briefs: CABA will spice up 'Last Friday' with wine event

St. Pete Beach

CABA will spice up 'Last Friday' with wine event

The Corey Area Business Association (CABA) will celebrate not First Friday, but "Last Friday!" with a wine-tasting event from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event includes live music by Gil Lozada. More than a dozen shops will offer a taste of wine and treats, all sponsored by Beach Life. Participating shops are in a two-block area along Corey Avenue (74th Avenue) between Gulf Boulevard and Boca Ciega Drive. For information on Corey Area events, visit or call Renee Roos at 363-6888.

St. Petersburg

Business offers free coffee today

Kahwa Coffee Roasting will hold its grand opening today by offering free coffee from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kahwa has been roasting coffee in its Childs Park headquarters for two years, collecting chef and restaurant clients in the Tampa Bay area and up and down the East Coast. Earlier this year the owners decided to open a retail outlet downtown and bought a commercial condominium in the 475 building at 475 Second St. N at Fifth Avenue N. Kahwa, from the Ethiopian word for coffee, is "for the coffee aficionado, just coffee and pastries, no food," said owner Raphael Perrier, who, like partners Catherine and Jean Thibault, is from France. The final partner is Perrier's wife, Sarah, nee Irwin, who is from St. Petersburg. Visit or call 823-4700.

Rays will meet

fans at BayWalk

BayWalk will be baseball central Friday when Tampa Bay Rays players sign autographs. There will be live entertainment at 5 p.m., food and Rays give-aways. Players attending are not yet confirmed. BayWalk is at 197 Second Ave. N.

Business briefs: CABA will spice up 'Last Friday' with wine event 03/25/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:47am]
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