Kolter closes $182 million loan for St. Pete tower

via St. Pete Catalyst Despite high-interest rates fueling a tight lending environment, Kolter Urban recently secured a $182 million construction loan for Art House, a 42-story luxury condominium tower in downtown St. Petersburg. Brian Van Slyke, regional president, credited the Palm Beach-based real estate development and investment firm’s reputation as an industry leader for its ability to close the […]

Allelo: Mediterranean-Aegean Food, Wine and Cocktails

Nestled in the heart of Beach Drive, Allelo stands out as a vibrant Mediterranean-Aegean restaurant that has quickly become a local favorite. This culinary gem offers a unique dining experience that combines exquisite flavors, a cozy ambiance, and a touch of Mediterranean charm. The name Allelo comes from the word ‘allelomimesis,’ which describes the phenomenon of a […]

St. Pete Grand Prix draws record crowds

Via St. Pete Catalyst The 2024 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg likely set a new attendance record for a third consecutive year over the weekend, with multiple drivers expressing amazement over the crowd size. IndyCar officials announced Saturday that three-day attendance numbers were up 10% – and 16% Friday – over a record-breaking 2023 event. Vendors also saw […]

Grand Prix’s economic impact expected to top $60 million

Via St. Petersburg Catalyst The “world’s fastest spring break party” returns to St. Petersburg this weekend, bringing hundreds of thousands of spectators – and their wallets – to the downtown waterfront. Official Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg events begin Thursday and conclude Sunday with the IndyCar Series’ season opener, televised live on NBC. Here is what […]

Upscale wild game restaurant The Huntsman to replace The Mill at 200 Central

Via St. Pete Rising The Huntsman, an upscale casual concept focusing on foraged, hunted, and farmed ingredients, will open at 200 Central Avenue in the space formerly occupied by The Mill, a popular downtown restaurant that closed last year citing damage to their building due to nearby construction. Daniel Renninger, Skylar Stafford, and Ben Williamson, […]

Bayfront bistro remains in limbo despite marina selection

Via St. Pete Catalyst What should have been a joyous occasion for David Sokol and his nearly 100 employees at Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro left more questions than answers. Mayor Ken Welch recently selected Safe Harbor Marinas to redevelop and operate the adjacent St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, and Sokol partnered with the company to keep Fresco’s alive. However, city administrators […]