Catalyze 2021: Developer Chuck Prather

We’re asking thought leaders, business people and creatives to talk about 2021, and give us catalyzing ideas for making St. Pete a better place to live in what will surely be a changed – and charged – post-Covid world. What should our city look like? What are their hopes, their plans, their problem-solving ideas? This […]

‘First Flight’ monument installed at the St. Pete Pier

It’s been nearly 107 years since pilot Tony Jannus flew a wood and canvas “airboat” across the bay from St. Petersburg to Tampa in 23 minutes. January 1, 1914 was historically significant not just for our area but for the world as we know it: Because Jannus’ floating biplane carried a paying passenger, who’d paid […]

SHINE to go environmental in November

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance’s SHINE Mural Festival, Nov. 7-14, will be presented in conjunction with “Sea Walls: Artists For Oceans,” a public art initiative from PangeaSeed Foundation. This year’s festival will carry the theme “Sea Walls: St. Petersburg,” with each mural addressing a different enivronmental issue. The organization’s director John Collins told the Catalyst in July that Governor […]

Mask Up – The St. Pete Way

Local gallery general manager, Matthew Shapiro of Shapiro’s Gallery as well as owner 1771 Designs has jumped into the mask design game, bringing a little bit of local love to a tough time. “It’s Florida, it’s humid, it’s 95 degrees outside,” he said. “But if we have to wear them, let’s try to have some […]

Beach Drive: The Weekender 3/12-3/15

Though the highly anticipated Grand Prix has had its general admission canceled this Thursday morning, there will still be plenty of fun happening in DTSP. Keep an eye out for changes of plan and cancelations! Remember – health and safety first! Stay home if you’re feeling under the weather and keep your hands clean. Have […]

A Guide to Free Museum Day 2019

It’s time for the 2019 rendition of Free Museum Day! Spend it in St. Pete’s gorgeous museums. We’ve compiled a list of participating museums for you here so you can take full advantage of this fabulous event. Dali Museum Located right along the beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg waterfront, the Dali makes a great Free Museum […]

Your weekend arts forecast: Take a walk on the lunar side

You, too, can descend from the Lunar Lander and stand on the surface of the moon, just as Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did 50 years ago this weekend. It’s part of the Imagine Museum’s permanent virtual reality exhibit, Imagined Realities, in which visitors don a high-quality Oculus VR headset and choose […]

Off Beach Business Profile: Pacific Counter

What’s more delicious than a fresh, customized poke bowl? Not much! Check out Pacific Counter here. (Image from Pacific Counter Facebook Page) Pacific Counter brings all the poke goods to you in a Chipotle-style environment. Patrons first choose to “Bowl It” or “Roll It,” making their delicious meal either a traditional bowl or a sushi […]

Business Feature: Stillwaters Tavern

Beach Drive is littered with delicious restaurants, luring visitors in with taunting smells and beautiful views. Among these is Stillwaters Tavern, found right in the center of this highly trafficked heart of Downtown St. Petersburg. (Image from Stillwaters Tavern Facebook page) Stillwaters lives up to its logo and more. Their expansive, “Modern American Eatery” menus […]