Gulfport plaza shopping center gets new life
Gulfport Plaza Shopping Center, struggling without an anchor since Winn-Dixie left two years ago, has a new owner and fresh tenants. A Family Dollar and Save-A-Lot grocery will share the anchor space when the center near 49th Street and 22nd Avenue S reopens after renovations. Southern Commercial Developers of Tampa bought the 45,000-square-foot plaza from Hadi Adams in March for $1.3 million. Fred Metcalf, community development director, said the city was happy to have them. "We wanted to get a grocery store," he said. A June grand opening is planned. Tenant space is available. Call Brittiany Jefferson at (770) 391-1233.
New restaurant, club coming to downtown
Downtown club owner James Guttridge, 29, is a partner behind Atria, a new restaurant and nightclub project for the Bank of America Tower at 200 Central Ave., which will debut in July. The managing partner of Vintage Ultra Lounge plans a ground-floor restaurant and bar, plus a 10,000-square-foot 19th-floor club and lounge with three open-air terraces.
St. Pete Beach
Networking event set at the Hurricane
Mix up some beach business from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, 809 Gulf Way. "We'll be able to see a grand sunset, as well as having hors d'oeuvres and some great networking," said Roxanne Anderson, membership director of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. For information, visit tampabaybeaches.com or call (727) 360-6957.