Make us your home page

Relax and release at St. Pete Beach resort's Flip Flop Fling


Cast your cares away at annual Flip Flop Fling

The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Flip Flop Fling from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel & Conference Center.

The event will include food, music, raffles and a cash bar. The Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort is at 5250 Gulf Blvd. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Register online at For more information, call (727) 360-6957 or e-mail


New space is place for wellness, arts

What do you call a place that hosts wellness and dance classes, art exhibits, theater, hip-hop contests, poetry readings, film festivals and more?

Co-owners Jeff Henriquez and Laly La Porte are calling the new business Raw Vibes Art & Performance Space. Located at 2109 Central Ave., the main room is a 1,000-square-foot space with mirrored walls and soaring ceilings.

"When you walk in the whole place looks like a stage," said Henriquez, an artist. "So when people take their Zumba or flamenco classes, it seems like they're performing."

Behind those curtains is an art gallery, where photographer Jason Collin will showcase his recent work through Dec. 13. Also in the back is a black box theatre space. For information, visit online at or call (727) 557-8266.

News of businesses and business people can be faxed to (727) 893-8675, e-mailed to or mailed to Neighborhood Times, 490 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Photos can be mailed or e-mailed as jpegs.

Relax and release at St. Pete Beach resort's Flip Flop Fling 10/31/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 31, 2009 4:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Tampa is 15th-most popular city to move to with U-Haul


    TAMPA —Tampa is undoubtedly a destination point, at least according to U-Haul.

    Tampa is the No. 15 destination for people moving with U-Haul trucks. | Times file photo
  2. Florida's economy growing faster than other big states and far better than U.S. overall


    When it comes to economic growth, Florida's running alongside the leading states and well ahead of the United States as a whole.

  3. Westshore Marina District project takes shape with another acquisition

    Real Estate

    TAMPA — One of Tampa Bay's prime waterfront areas took another major step toward redevelopment Friday as WCI Communities bought 2.35 acres in Westshore Marina District.

    WCI Communities, Lennar's high-end subsidiary,has paid $2.5 million for 2.35 acres in the Westshore Marina District for 35 townhomes. WCI is under contract  to buy an additional 9.5 acres.
[BTI Partners]
  4. Posh Guy Harvey RV park to open in Tampa Bay with $250,000 cottages


    HOLIDAY — Love those Guy Harvey T-shirts with the soaring marlins? In the not too distant future, you might be able to kick back in your own Guy Harvey cottage in the first-ever Guy Harvey RV park.

    Renderings of the clubhouse and an RV cottage site of the planned Guy Harvey Outpost Club & Resort Tarpon Springs.
[Guy Harvey Outpost Collection]
  5. Port Tampa Bay secures $9 million grant to deepen Big Bend Channel


    Port Tampa Bay has secured a $9 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the widening and deepening of the Big Bend Channel in southern Hillsborough County.