Make us your home page
Instagram

Tierra Verde Resort begins rebirth; Saffron's offers takeout; Gulfport has a freebie

TIERRA VERDE

Docks built for resort redevelopment

Development is moving slowly but surely at the site of the former Tierra Verde Resort time share complex, where the investors who bought the defunct business in 2011 plan to build a hotel and restaurant. The dilapidated resort was razed last year, and the 10-acre property has been stripped of old electrical and plumbing systems. "They are in the process of installing new infrastructure," said Paul Murray, president of the Tierra Verde Community Association. "They are very close to starting construction of the first building." That building will be a sales and service office for wet and dry docking and further development. The owner, Tierra Verde Marina Resort LLC, has completed new docks and sea walls and will start on a high and dry marina soon, Murray said. Talks with hotel and restaurant operators are ongoing, but no one has signed a contract, he added.

ST. PETERSBURG

Saffron's replaces Preacher's BBQ

Preacher's BBQ at 1040 Fourth St. N has closed, but in its place Saffron's On The Go with its popular Caribbean flavors has opened. Chef Jackie Hill will offer catering and individual takeout meals from the small space. Customers can call in the morning to order something to serve more than one person but not a whole party. Saffron's was first a restaurant on Park Street in Jungle Prada; then it opened a catering business on 34th Street S four years ago. That space is now closed. It specializes in Caribbean favorites like jerk chicken and grilled fish with mango salsa but also offers foods from around the world, Hill said.

GULFPORT

Tuesday Fresh Market: free space for nonprofit

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market is offering one free vendor space each week to a nonprofit organization. Groups can use the space to provide information, sell items for fundraising, promote upcoming events or offer community outreach. Contact the market coordinator at dan@igc.org to get on the schedule. The market takes place every Tuesday throughout the year.

Katherine Snow Smith, Times staff writer

Tierra Verde Resort begins rebirth; Saffron's offers takeout; Gulfport has a freebie 04/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 2:16pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Target raising minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020

    Retail

    NEW YORK — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain top-quality staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers.

    Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for its workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020
[File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]
  2. PolitiFact Florida: How would Florida fare in Graham-Cassidy health care bill?

    National

    Following a sharp rebuke by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., hit the airwaves to defend his bill that would undo much of the Affordable Care Act.

    Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.
  3. Whatever happened to the Zika epidemic?

    Health

    Remember Zika?

    The last time Gov. Rick Scott warned Floridians about the potential threat of the mosquito-borne virus was in July, when he urged residents to still be vigilant against bug bites and standing water. At the time, doctors and researchers were bracing for what was supposed to be another active summer …

    Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting Zika. Cases of the virus are down dramatically in Florida.
  4. Pinellas licensing board needs cash. Will the county give it any?

    Local Government

    LARGO –– The grand jury that said Pinellas County should not take over the troubled construction licensing board also said the county should bail out the agency before it goes broke in 2018.

    Pinellas County Commission chair Janet Long isn't keen on the idea of the county loaning money to keep the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board afloat. The county has no say over the independent agency, which could run out of funding in 2018. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  5. Is the Bundt cake back? How retro baked goods are becoming trendy again

    Cooking

    Once there were grunts and slumps, buckles and brown betties. Oh, and pandowdies and sonkers. In the olden days, people routinely made angel food cakes, tomato soup cakes and hummingbird cakes. These were not Duncan Hines mixes, but rather confections made from scratch following yellowed and stained recipes in your …

    Nothing Bundt Cakes in Tampa offers a variety of options, from tiny “bundtinis” and 10-inch cakes that serve 18 to 20 people. Core flavors include lemon, marble, red velvet and chocolate-chocolate chip, with featured flavors like confetti.