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Western, wildlife art focus of new museum in downtown St. Petersburg

Raymond James co-Founder Tom James is opening an 80,000-square-foot art museum in downtown St. Petersburg. The Tom & Mary James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, otherwise known as the James Museum, will open fall 2017. 

Boutique hotel, restaurant coming to Westshore area of Tampa

The Westshore District in Tampa keeps thriving with new development as two new projects get underway in the neighborhood. Kimpton Hotels is building a five-story, 150-room luxury boutique hotel at the intersection of Laurel and O'Brien Streets with an anticipated opening of early 2018. Miller's Ale House, the popular restaurant chain, is opening its fourth location in Westshore on Columbus Drive. 

Dog park + bar in a box proposed for Seminole Heights neighborhood in Tampa

Picture this: You get home from work, pull on some shorts and a T, and take your dog out for a walk at a new neighborhood bar that lets you sip your favorite local brew while the dog gets down to business. Does life get any better?

New apartments, hotel grow along Courtney Campbell Causeway

New multi-family housing community and an Autograph Collection Marriott are part of the new developments happening along the Courtney Campbell Causeway. 

Townhomes still booming in downtown St. Petersburg

Two new townhome communities are coming to downtown St. Petersburg. Urban Village Townhomes in the Kenwood neighborhood gives homeowners the unique opportunity to purchase new construction in this historic community. 801 Conway is a 35-unit community that offers buyers five different floor plans. 

4 Clearwater Beach bridges are being replaced

Four bridges in the Island Estates community of Clearwater are being replaced, and five others are being worked on for minor issues. The $3.6 million project started when someone kayaking under one of the bridges noticed degrading concrete and reported it to the city. 

More new restaurants, bars coming to Seminole Heights

Ebisu Sushi Shack, Antoinette's French Bakery and Cafe and Pirate Pops are three new foodie stops moving to the popular Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa.

Hopes for New Tampa Cultural Center live on

A long-awaited cultural center in New Tampa would seat 300 and be built for future expansion if all goes as planned.

Outdoor public art adds to Tampa Riverwalk experience

As the sun sets and the evening begins to cool, we can't think of a better place to take an after dark stroll than along the Tampa Riverwalk where you can discover new public art on display.

Large skatepark coming to St. Petersburg

A new skatepark is coming to Campbell Park in St. Petersburg. Construction on the  $1.25 million regional grade skatepark is expected to be completed in fall 2017. 

Upscale bar, restaurant coming to downtown Tampa

Franklin Manor, serving craft beers and specialty cocktails designed by local mixologist Rohit Patel, and The Carriage House, a new restaurant concept, are moving into downtown Tampa. Both are creations of the Nocturnal Group

City of Sarasota issues call to artists for public art at downtown roundabout

The City of Sarasota’s Public Art Committee plans to acquire and install landmark sculptures at the center island of each new roundabout in a placemaking effort spearheaded by the City Commission to highlight Sarasota’s identity as a hub for the arts on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

MOSI working on move to Channelside District

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is developing a task force to plan, design and raise funds for a new science center in the Channelside District near Amalie Arena. The move is part of Jeff Vinik's redevelopment plan for downtown Tampa. 

New single-family homes coming to East Tampa

13 new single-family homes are being built in East Tampa. The Beacon Homes will be constructed through the Florida Minority Impact Housing Fund (FMIHF), which was created by Neighborhood Lending Partners, a nonprofit multi-banking consortium that provides financing to developers of affordable housing and community revitalization. The Corporation to Develop Communities (CDC) of Tampa is also heavily involved in the project. 

The Space theater in West Tampa grows a loyal following

Couches and round tables replace traditional theater seating at The Space in West Tampa, where actors sit in the audience and perform on raised platforms as opposed to a traditional stage. 
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