The Beach Theatre on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach is shown in this 2021 photo. The theater has recently sold and the new owners plan to use it to show movies and theater productions.
The new ownership hopes to continue the St. Pete Beach movie theater’s legacy.
Wannabe real estate investors flocked to Tampa Bay in search of deals. Then the market changed.
The estate borders Caladesi Island State Park.
The site will include a four-star hotel, an office building, income-restricted apartments and more.


  1. The Beach Theatre on Corey Avenue in St. Pete Beach is shown in this 2021 photo. The theater has recently sold and the new owners plan to use it to show movies and theater productions.
  2. Real estate Investor Ben Mallah chats with attendees to his Real Estate Raw seminar on Feb. 24 in Tampa.
  3. 1198 Mandalay Point is a private estate at the north end of Clearwater Beach. It borders Caladesi Island State Park.
  4. An aerial drone looking east towards downtown with the St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters on left, as construction begins for The Central, a major downtown development on the 2.1-acre site of the former St. Petersburg Police Department on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in St. Petersburg.
  5. Aerial photo of damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian on Sept. 29, 2022, in Fort Myers.
  6. The exterior of the Dairy Inn is seen in 2023.
  7. Zach Pace, left, and Ro Patel will soon open Ten Rooms, an ambitious new dining and retail destination inside El Centro Español in Ybor.
  8. Keylon Lovett stands near his childhood home, which was abandoned and later sold, on Feb. 14 in St. Petersburg.
  9. The Tampa Housing Authority broke ground Thursday on two towers that will add 188 affordable units to the West River project.
  10. A row of damaged and destroyed homes is seen on Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach. Condominium associations near Florida’s coast will get access to $175,000 per association in state funds for stormproofing projects under a House bill that’s nearing the finish line.
  11. Eric Wear, owner of Dania Beach-based Extreme Window Systems, installs impact doors and windows at a Deerfield Beach home on April 13, 2023. The popular My Safe Florida Home program is expected to resume taking applications on July 1, but many homeowners might find it more difficult to secure grants of up to $10,000 for stormproofing their homes.
  12. The Jackson House in August 2023.
  13. An aerial view of the east side of Beer Can Island off the coast of Apollo Beach in 2021.
  14. St. Petersburg resident Lon Ethington shares his story of flooding and struggles with elevating his home with officials while attending the Resilience Community Listening Session on Navigating Flooding Challenges on Tuesday at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital's Research and Education Building in St. Petersburg.
  15. Construction continues with more homes being added to the Lennar at Bryant Square subdivision near Bryant Park Drive on Feb. 1 in New Port Richey.
  16. Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade County launched a half-acre 402-panel floating solar array next to Miami International Airport on Jan. 28, 2020. At least seven major solar projects are scheduled to be finished in the state this year.
  17. Gary Gauthier was sentenced on Feb. 2 as part of a plea deal struck with statewide prosecutors. Gauthier pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including racketeering and fraud. He appears in this booking photo from the Pinellas County jail in May 2023 after he was arrested for failing to appear in court.
  18. Unmarked graves from the neighboring First Prospect Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery were recently discovered at the back of the Wimauma property where Vanessa Dorsey lives. The property still contains equipment from the tow business run by her husband, who died in 2022.
  19. Pinellas organizer for Faith in Florida, Dylan Dames, speaks during a September news conference on the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall. The group has been a vocal critic of the proposed ballpark redevelopment project and is now working with the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  20. St. Petersburg City Council member Deborah Figgs-Sanders during a council meeting at City Hall on Dec. 14, 2023.
  21. The Clevelander Hotel and Bar is shown at dusk along Ocean Drive, on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Miami Beach. The iconic Miami Beach hotel and bar will soon be replaced with a high-end restaurant and affordable housing units, the building's owner announced, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.
  22. A drone aerial view showing the 1100 block of Central Avenue on Wednesday in St. Petersburg. Developer PTM Partners just purchased the property for $14.75 million. The site will be home to the second phase of a project they are calling EDGE Collective. The first phase is just a couple of doors down and will include the Moxy hotel, which is currently under construction.
  23. Gypsy Gallardo, who is part of the Sankofa Vision Group that was working with St. Petersburg to build a commercial space on 22nd Street S, has asked Mayor Ken Welch and the City Council to "reconsider" building 24 townhomes for a project cost of $19.1 million.
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