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Soho Juice Co. offers juices, shots, cleanses

Soho Juice Co. at 2200 Fourth St. N now offers freshly pressed juices, shots and cleanses made with fruits and vegetables and other ingredients, such as cashews, coconut milk, hemp vanilla, sea salt, agave, flax seed, bee pollen and cinnamon. Juices are $9 to $10, shots are $4 and six-day cleanses are $55. Soho Juice, which has another location on South Howard Avenue in Tampa, also sells foods including trail mix, kale salads, granola and chia pudding.


Froyo, ice cream shop opens

Chills is a new frozen yogurt and ice cream shop on the bottom floor of an office building at 7901 Fourth St. N. It has the usual variety of flavors, such as cake batter and peanut butter, along with sorbet and plenty of candy and fruit toppings. Chills also has several flavors of Working Cow ice cream for those who don't want to take part in the froyo renaissance. The pink and white shop also sells locally made kettle corn and Kahwa coffee.


Bread Artisans moves to Fourth

The long-praised Bread Artisans bakery has moved to 6925 Fourth St. N after nine years in Pinellas Park. Owner Massimo Maviglia said the new space is double the size of his former shop, allowing more room to bake the naturally leavened bread that rises for 36 hours or more.

There are about 10 kinds a day for sale. Maviglia, a native of a small town near Rome, said his favorite is the ciabatta, though customers' favorites are probably the rosemary bread, olive bread or sourdough.

The shop, which smells wonderful, also serves homemade pastries, cookies and pizza.


Event to honor Deacon Roberts

The African American Historical Society of St. Petersburg and members of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg have organized an "Evening of Tribute to Deacon Lionel Roberts" of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.

The event will honor Roberts, 89, the first director of Black Catholic Ministries in the diocese. He is credited with such accomplishments as helping to establish the James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center in Midtown and the Mother and Child Center for pregnant teenagers and their children.

The testimonial dinner will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 22, at the St. Petersburg Country Club, 2000 Country Club Way S. The cost is $35 for individuals and table sponsorships are $400. RSVP by Saturday. Contact Effie S. Alexander, (727) 895-1205, or Bernie Young at or (727) 480-2883.


Forum covers homelessness

City Council member Amy Foster, who sits on the Homeless Leadership Board of Pinellas County, will speak at a community forum on homelessness Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg.

The presentation, "Best Strategies to End Homelessness," will explore the success evidence-based models and their impact on community development and municipal budgets.

The forum is part of an ongoing series presented by Celebrate Outreach, a grass roots, faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in the St. Petersburg area. The monthly series is designed to educate the public about issues surrounding homelessness.

The free program, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, will be in Gilmour Hall at the church, 100 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Refreshments will be served. Register at


Winner gets $2 million payoff from Mega Millions

We've got a winner. A Clearwater resident claimed a $2 million lottery prize Aug. 4 after playing the Mega Millions. Robert Powers' winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers, but it did not match the Mega Ball. However, Powers, 52, added Megaplier to his ticket for $1, which doubled his prize from $1 million. The winning ticket was purchased at the Publix at 1295 S Missouri Ave.

Staff writers Waveney Ann Moore, Piper Castillo and Katherine Snow Smith contributed to this report.