Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

First Sundial store opening May 9

ST. PETERSBURG — Sundial's first store is opening May 9. Diamonds Direct Fine Jewelers will usher in a new era of downtown retail in the former BayWalk at 153 Second Ave. N.

"That's the plan. I believe we are going to be the first one," said Diamonds Direct owner Gary Sanchez.

Since the store is at the back, right side of the lower level of Sundial, its elaborate courtyard should also be open to the public on May 9. Representatives of the retail center's owner, The Edwards Group, would not confirm opening dates.

The store's display windows will include 18-foot-high saltwater fish tanks with submerged jewelry.

The 30-year-old business, which is leaving its location at 5085 34th St. S, is creating a special "sunshine cut" diamond with 97 facets in honor of the Sunshine city and Sundial. It will also offer a commemorative St. Petersburg coin and a charm shaped like the sundial in the center of the shopping plaza.

First Sundial store opening May 9 05/01/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 1, 2014 2:06pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. How did Florida National Guard miss soldier's neo-Nazi leanings?

    Military

    Brandon Russell, a private first class assigned to Company C of the 53rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion in Pinellas Park, has been in the Florida National Guard since February, 2016.

    Brandon Russell, 21, of Tampa, is a Florida National Guardsman accused in a federal complaint of illegal possession of explosives. [From YouTube]
  2. New stores coming to Tyrone Square Mall, like Bath & Body Works

    Retail

    Tyrone Square Mall will welcome a half dozen new stores, like Bath & Body Works and MidiCi's The Neapolitan Pizza Company, this summer.

  3. Wilson Ramos feeling good and confident, eyeing late June return to Rays

    Blogs

    Sitting on the bench in the Rays dugout in his full catcher's gear, Wilson Ramos talked excitedly Tuesday about the progress in his recovery from right knee surgery and the potential to be back in the major leagues by this time next month.

    "I feel like a player right now,'' Ramos said.

    Wilson Ramos is aiming to be back with the Rays by this time next month.
  4. Hernando teacher faces sexual battery charges

    Crime

    BROOKSVILLE — Deputies arrested a teacher on charges of sexual battery Tuesday, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said.

  5. Drought forces tougher watering restrictions on Tampa Bay

    Water

    Homeowners in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties will be limited to watering their lawns only once a week under new, tighter watering restrictions imposed Tuesday by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

    A fallen pine tree burns and smolders in a section of pine flatwoods earlier this month in the Starkey Wilderness Preserve in Pasco County. Drought conditions have helped spark wildfires across the state. Now homeowners in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties will face tighter watering restrictions imposed Tuesday by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]