Make us your home page
Instagram

New Irish pub, Paddy Burkes, will open July 1 at Fourth Street S and First Avenue S downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG

Downtown will soon get yet another taste of Ireland.

Paddy Burkes, a new pub at the east corner of First Avenue S and Fourth Street S, is due to open July 1.

The new establishment will provide seating for 150 guests in the 2,550-square-foot pub and its 752-square-foot deck.

"We figured there were few real pubs and people will take a look if we offer them value for their money," said Tim Jones, 42, one of the pub's partners. The other partners include Pamela and Sebastian Huber.

"We've been planning this for a couple of months now," said Jones.

The Irish pub will operate on a restaurant license and thus include a full kitchen, opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on weekends.

For those who'd rather skip the cake and go straight to the ale, 16 different beers will be served on tap at the 26-foot bar, which takes up a major part of the pub's length.

The Irish pub succeeds a Sir Speedy copy shop, which leased the space after a travel agency closed.

"I guess it's been empty for over two years now," said Jones, who oversees construction.

"We are trying to be a little upscale without scaring anyone away. We want people to have fun and enjoy great food. There'll be special nights for college kids, too."

The initial rent for the pub will be $2,550. The owners plan for a permanent staff of around 12 to 14, kitchen staff included.

Nine large LCD television screens will cater to sports fans.

"We are working hard to create a great atmosphere for our future customers," Jones said.

A party for the pub's opening is being planned, but the owners did not want to disclose any details.

"We are still working on that one, too."

New Irish pub, Paddy Burkes, will open July 1 at Fourth Street S and First Avenue S downtown St. Petersburg 05/19/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 1:56pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Carrollwood fitness center employs scientific protocol to help clients

    Business

    In 2005, Al Roach and Virginia Phillips, husband and wife, opened 20 Minutes to Fitness in Lakewood Ranch, and last month they opened the doors to their new location in Carrollwood.

    Preston Fisher, a personal fitness coach at 20 Minutes To Fitness, stands with an iPad while general manager/owner Angela Begin conducts an equipment demonstration. The iPad is used to track each client's information and progress. I also included one shot of just the equipment. The center recently opened in Carrollwood. Photo by Danielle Hauser.
  2. Olive Tree branches out to Wesley Chapel

    Business

    WESLEY CHAPEL — When it came time to open a second location of The Olive Tree, owners John and Donna Woelfel, decided that Wesley Chapel was the perfect place.

    The Olive Tree expands its offerings of "ultra premium?€ extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) to a second location in Wesley Chapel. Photo by Danielle Hauser.
  3. Massachusetts firm buys Tampa's Element apartment tower

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — Downtown Tampa's Element apartment tower sold this week to a Massachusetts-based real estate investment company that plans to upgrade the skyscraper's amenities and operate it long-term as a rental community.

    The Element apartment high-rise at 808 N Franklin St. in downtown Tampa has been sold to a Northland Investment Corp., a Massachusetts-based real estate investment company. JIM DAMASKE  |  Times
  4. New York town approves Legoland proposal

    News

    GOSHEN, N.Y. — New York is one step closer to a Lego dreamland. Goshen, a small town about fifty miles northwest of the Big Apple, has approved the site plan for a $500 million Legoland amusement park.

    A small New York town, Goshen approved the site plan for a $500 million Legoland amusement park. Legoland Florida is in Winter Haven. [Times file  photo]
  5. Jordan Park to get $20 million makeover and new senior housing

    Real Estate

    By WAVENEY ANN MOORE

    Times Staff Writer

    ST. PETERSBURG —The St. Petersburg Housing Authority, which bought back the troubled Jordan Park public housing complex this year, plans to spend about $20 million to improve the 237-unit property and construct a new three-story building for …

    Jordan Park, the historic public housing complex, is back in the hands of the St. Petersburg Housing Authority. The agency is working to improve the 237-unit complex. But the latest plan to build a new three-story building for seniors will mean 31 families have to find new homes. [LARA CERRI   |   Tampa Bay Times]