Bar, eatery in the works for St. Petersburg site near Jannus Live concert venue

ST. PETERSBURG — The 100 block of First Avenue N will soon be rockin' even more.

A bar and restaurant is in the works at 179 First Ave. N in two spaces that formerly housed West Marine and Messineo's Gourmet Market. Before the market, that store was the Atlanta Bread Company. Plans filed with the city show the venue will have two bars, a dance floor, stage, DJ stand and limited dining, according to Rick Dunn, city building official.

Richard Fabrizi, who is an owner of Scene Premium Night Club in the former American Stage building on Third St. S, is listed on a permit as the owner or lessee.

Fabrizi, who told the Times he was surprised his name was on any documents, said he is only a consultant and didn't know the name of the business or when it might open.

The 8,000-square-foot space has capacity for 418 people.

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Bar, eatery in the works for St. Petersburg site near Jannus Live concert venue 10/17/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:26am]

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