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Home furnishings store will have soft opening Tuesday at BayWalk

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Furniture store to open softly at BayWalk

A new home furnishings store is coming to BayWalk. HermanHOME will have a soft opening Tuesday. A grand opening is planned for January.

The store will be on the First Street side of BayWalk, in Being's former home. It will include the area's largest collection of high-quality furnishings, lighting, accessories, artwork and private label upholstery.

Ed Biggs and his business partner, New York-based developer Steve Herman, want to do more than sell furnishings. They plan to offer how-to classes on subjects ranging from decorating to place settings.

Call (727) 898-7400.

St. Petersburg

Diner 437 has closed on Central Avenue

Downtown has lost another well-regarded restaurant.

Greg and Kelly Pugh's Diner 437, at 437 Central Ave., has closed. No word on what is to become of that space, but the Pughs' other restaurant, Ringside Cafe, is going strong.

St. Petersburg

Economy blamed for Kizmet's closing

Kizmet, a club at 1101 First Ave. N, closed last week. Owner Ray Tampa attributed the closing to a bad economy.

"I'm going to wait it out for six months or so and see what happens," he said.

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