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If Trader Joe’s does land in St. Pete, what’s the cost to local businesses?

Published by Keep St Pete Local on October 17, 2013

When Olga Bof heard the rumors about Trader Joe’s opening a store on Fourth Street in St. Petersburg, she posted her concerns on the Facebook page of Keep St. Petersburg Local, the business advocacy group she founded. “We understand that many of you are excited about the possibility of a Trader Joe’s coming to St. Pete,” said the post. “We’re Read More...

Changes for St. Pete nightspots Ringside Cafe, The Garden

Published by Keep St Pete Local on October 02, 2013

Whatever happens, said Olga Bof of Keep St. Pete Local, she hopes to see the emphasis on live local music, which has been carried out at venues like The Ale and the Witch and the Hideaway, continue in St. Petersburg. “The wonderful thing about St. Pete has been its unique spirit,” she said. “There is something to be said for places that foster the Read More...

Don’t Stop St. Pete and Plan-B Block Party: Which is best music fest?

Published by Keep St Pete Local on October 02, 2013

Antiwarpt co-founder Anna Serena of the Don't Stop Collective, an events coordinating and artists' development company, founded the festival. Principal partners include local label Attic Records, which organized the Whigfest festival in February; the small business collective Keep St. Petersburg Local; and the city of St. Petersburg, which will block off Read More...

A busier downtown not always Sunshine City

Published by Keep St Pete Local on September 20, 2013

Talk to Olga Bof, founder and president of Keep Saint Petersburg Local, one of the crime victims, and you'll get a similar sentiment. She's a strong believer in the city's potential — from bay to beach. So Bof and her team are planning a host of events "to celebrate the good" about the Sunshine City. Read More...

Directory highlights local St. Pete businesses

Published by Keep St Pete Local on September 13, 2013

Scouting the best local art galleries and eateries in St. Petersburg? Keep Saint Petersburg Local has a guidebook for that. The new directory of locally owned businesses focuses heavily on the arts scene, with photos and information about the city’s urban murals, the galleries on the 600 block and events such as the Second Saturday Art Walk. Read More...

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