SalonCentric will move HQ to Gateway
An 87,000-square-foot office building in Gateway that has sat empty for more than three years will soon have a major tenant. SalonCentric, a distributor of hair and nail salon products to professionals, is readying the former Paychex building for its new headquarters.
The company, which currently has headquarters in Largo, is a subsidiary of cosmetic giant L'Oreal. It will lease 52,500 square feet for its 180 employees. SalonCentric plans to expand over the next several months, but the number of hires isn't set, according to spokeswoman Rebecca Bray.
Job types include management, marketing, human resources, operations, customer service and education. The building, owned by Cardinal Point Management, is at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N and Gandy Boulevard. Cardinal Point bought it for $3.9 million in late 2011 and made substantial renovations, according to Zachary Liszt, a lawyer with the Tampa-based real estate company.
Good 'Burgers are slathered with praise
The 2014 Good 'Burgers were named recently at a St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce event. The winners, voted on by residents, are businesses, organizations or people making a positive impact on the community.
Arts and Culture: The Dalí
Eats and Treats: Chick-fil-A on Fourth Street N
Nonprofits: CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)
Hotspots and Hangouts: Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill
Sports: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Education: St. Petersburg College
Cool Companies (Large): Crown Automotive
Cool Companies (Medium): Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Cool Companies (Small): The Bicycle Store of St. Petersburg
Most Valuable Burger: Dr. Jonathan Ellen, All Children's Hospital president
Sunset Market opens at the park
Last year, this city's residents told officials they wanted a fresh produce market. This week, they'll get it.
The Sunset Market will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays from September through May at Largo Central Park, 101 Third St. SE. Set up outdoors in a street market style, it will have farm-fresh produce, local packaged foods and freshly prepared meals in a casual outdoor setting. Among the items will be vegetables, fruits, raw local honey (including educational information from the beekeepers), herbal teas and wild-caught seafood. Various organic body products, essential oils, and arts and crafts will be available.
The market has onsite free parking and is pet-friendly.
For information, contact Jennifer McCafferty at (813) 846-1316 or jennifer@jens-market or visit jens-market.com.
Mahaffey reschedules show about bullying
A musical drama scheduled for Friday at the Mahaffey Theater has been pushed to Jan. 27 because of calendar conflicts.
Freedom Found, a musical drama about an immigrant family struggling with bullying in the United States, was written by local Martha Bushore-Fallis, a retired doctor, and is intended for middle school students.
There will be a show in the morning for students and another in the evening for the public.
Staff writers Katherine Snow Smith, Anne Lindberg and Mike Brassfield contributed to this report.