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Shackleton's Folly gastro pub opens in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

New pub opens in Coquina Key shopping plaza

Shackleton's Folly, a new restaurant at 4300 Sixth St. S, has opened for business. The restaurant is owned and operated by Emerald Coast Connections of Saint Petersburg Inc.

Director Dan Soronen, former owner of Old Northeast Tavern, has hired executive chef Javier DeJesus, formerly of Pacific Wave.

The restaurant at the northeast corner of the Coquina Key Shopping Plaza is a gastro pub, offering a menu that explores dishes from many cultures and a pub that offers a selection of premium import beers.

Hours are 3:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Food is served until 1:30 a.m. seven days a week.

For more information, call (727) 329-8847 or visit online at

St. Petersburg

Old center will house nonprofit program

Local businessman Toriano Parker purchased Midtown Enrichment Center and Gymnasium from the St. Petersburg Housing Authority.

Parker, owner of Advantage Financial Corp., signed a lease option on the property at 1214 22nd St. S, which has been closed for three years. It will become headquarters of Advantage Village Academy.

The nonprofit organization includes a gym, offices and meeting space and offers recreational activities, day care and after-school programs.

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Shackleton's Folly gastro pub opens in St. Petersburg 07/21/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 6:25pm]
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