Dee and David Desper, along with Chuck and Linda Laughlin, will open a second Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery at Tyrone Mall. Michelle Keglor will serve as director. The first location opened last October on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg.
Through the Kinkade corporation, the Despers and Laughlins have exclusive rights to operate all signature galleries in Pinellas County. While some galleries may sell pieces of Kinkade art, the signature galleries not only house paper and canvas lithographs, but a complete line of Kinkade creations such as mugs, note cards and gift items. The Tyrone location will open in October.
Coleman joins personal
injury law firm
Jeffrey T. Coleman has joined the personal injury law firm of Fernandez & Saunders in Pinellas Park. Before joining the firm, Coleman practiced insurance defense law at Haas and Patsko in Tampa.
Audiology center opens
on Ninth Avenue
Melissa Clark, owner of Beachside Hearing, Balance and Fall Center, Madeira Beach, has opened MKC Audiology at 2191 Ninth Ave. N, Suite 210 in St. Petersburg. The new center will be open on Wednesday and Thursdays.
Davis named director
of interior design
Natalie Davis has been named director of interior design for Wedding, Stephenson & Ibarguen Architects Inc. of St. Petersburg. Before joining the firm, Davis served as vice president of interior design at Office Furniture Design Center in Fort Myers.
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