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Swah-Rey quickly becomes dessert hot spot (w/video)

From left, a Carrot cupcake with a hook-up of champagne, a Miss Scarlett's Red Velvet cupcake with a hook-up of red wine, a Blackout cupcake with a hook-up of milk and a Cookie Dough cupcake with Royal Tokaji wine at Swah-Rey on Central Avenuein St. Petersburg.
Published Jul. 10, 2017

Two years ago Leslie Ann and Gregg Ciccone moved to St. Petersburg to be close to family and flip houses.

Greg had a career in the food industry and Leslie Ann was a air traffic controller. She saw a need for a good dessert restaurant so the couple opened up Swah-Rey on Central Avenue.

Gregg based his menu off the recipes of his Italian grandmother and they sell cake slices, mini cakes, pie in a glass, cheesecakes and creme brûlée along with draft beers, wine, tea and Kahwa coffee.

Business has been so good that they will be opening a smaller shop on Central Ave. closer to downtown that will specialize in the mini's.

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