From left to right: The BayWalk shopping plaza's movie theater in 2009, The Sundial sculpture and a rendering of the renovations coming to the Sundial this year.
The downtown corridor has grown around the struggling shopping center, but it once was what helped bring life to the city.
The shopping and dining center in downtown St. Petersburg is getting multimillion-dollar upgrades this spring
The rate increase will likely make it even costlier to borrow for homes, autos and other purchases.
The late actress purchased the home from singer Lisa Marie Presley in 2000.


  1. Michelle Faedo’s Tampeño Cuisine when it was open in Tampa's Encore development downtown. Times (2019)
  2. In this April 8, 2008, file photo, salesman Hank Pham puts the price on a General Electric microwave oven in the appliances section of Howard's Appliance and Big-Screen Superstore in San Gabriel, Calif.
  3. St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch, left, talks with Hines senior managing director Michael Harrison and Tampa Bay Rays President Brian Auld after Mayor Welch gave his 2023 State of the City on the steps of City Hall on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 in St. Petersburg. Mayor Welch gave his highlights of what he accomplished in his first year as mayor and announced his decision to go with the Hines/Rays plan for the Historic Gas Plant District redevelopment project.
  4. The headquarters of Walt Disney World's Reedy Creek Improvement District in Lake Buena Vista, Wednesday, January 25, 2023.
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  6. Dandre McNeil is facing multiple charges in connection with two kidnappings and an attempted kidnapping in Hillsborough County this month.
  7. From left to right: The BayWalk shopping plaza's movie theater in 2009, The Sundial sculpture and a rendering of the renovations coming to the Sundial this year.
  8. The Reedy Creek Improvement District Administration Building in Lake Buena Vista is seen in 2022.
  9. Traders on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange watch Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's news conference after the Federal Reserve interest rate announcement in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023.
  10. Comedian Jim Gaffigan will brin "The Dark Pale Tour" to Tampa's Straz Center Feb. 9-11 for four shows that will be filmed for his next TV special. Photo courtesy Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
  11. Renderings of an improved Sundial shopping Center, courtesy of Behar and Peteranecz.
  12. Life insurance companies aren’t automatically notified when someone dies.
  13. Texas-based taco chain Torchy's Tacos opened Wednesday in St. Petersburg.
  14. Homes in the Palmetto Palms Mobile Home Park in Fort Myers showed significant damage sustained during Hurricane Ian on Sep 29.
  15. Fossil restorers Elia Smaniotto, of Trieste, Italy, left, and Tomas Stark, of Sezana, Slovenia, remove the skull of Big John from a crate on Wednesday at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. The complete triceratops skeleton will be the center of an exhibit opening Memorial Day weekend.
  16. The Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday banned retail sales of rabbits. Shown are two animals at the SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo in November 2021.
  17. State and national agencies are advising — and in some cases giving tax incentives — for consumers to save energy by switching from gas appliances to electric.
  18. Gov. Ron DeSantis has released his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  19. Outlined in red, the 74-acre site of the proposed Anclote Harbor apartment complex touches the Anclote River to the north and U.S. 19 to the west. The project's Texas-based developer is pressing the city of Tarpon Springs for permits to begin construction, having won a court battle with a citizens group.
  20. The Boulevard, a 260-unit apartment complex at 2098 Seminole Blvd. in Largo, sold Jan. 20 to the Connor Group, an Ohio real estate investment firm, for $76.7 million.
  21. Rad Power Bikes' new Warehouse Arts District store, at 2400 5th Ave. S, just off the Pinellas Trail.
  22. Wine bottles sit on racks at the Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar in Hyde Park Village.
  23. Hillsborough County plans to sue an insurance carrier to try to recoup $2.48 million it fronted CareerSource Tampa Bay to repay the U.S. Department of Labor over misspending identified in a federal audit.
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