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Bayboro Café, electric-car dealer close; Herman Home to fold; the Papery shrinks


Harborage Marina cafe chef moves on

The Bayboro Café, at 1110 Third St. S, served its last meals Friday. Owner and chef Jeremy Dupuis will focus on catering, still under the name Bayboro Café. "It comes down to being able to cut myself a paycheck," said Dupuis, who has operated the cafe for almost five years.

Herman Home to fold

Unable to draw enough customers to its off-the-beaten-path location, Herman Home furniture store, at 646 Second Ave. S, is closing. Owner Ed Biggs moved the business across from the historic YWCA building from its original BayWalk location in early 2011. Biggs' interior design business is going well and will continue. All furniture and other items at the store are 50 percent off. It is slated to close in May.

Electric cars kaput

It appears there weren't enough green car buyers in the area to support Suncoast Electric Vehicles. The electric car dealership that opened two years ago at 2401 Fourth St. N has closed. It sold cars like the Wheego Life, which can travel 100 miles at 65 mph on one eight-hour electric charge. It cost $25,495 after tax credits.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer

The Papery to move

The Papery is moving from 235 Second Ave. S to 1901 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, the law practice building of Papery owner Julie Bannon's husband. She said she needs less space as she's focusing on invitations and will no longer sell gifts or home decor. The store will be open only on Wednesdays and by appointment.

Beach Papery & Gifts, run by former partner Yun Stanton, is at 553 King St. and sells gifts and personalized invitations.

Bayboro Café, electric-car dealer close; Herman Home to fold; the Papery shrinks 03/02/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 1, 2013 5:35pm]
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