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33 Local Boutique Hotels earn 100% Rating in Housekeeping Review

33 Local Boutique Hotels earn 100% Rating in Housekeeping Review

Clearwater, Florida -- Just in time for the busy summer travel season, the Pinellas County chapter of the Superior Small Lodging Association (SSL) today announced that 33 local boutique hotels have received the statewide organization’s prestigious Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award for housekeeping excellence. 

Fresh Market vendors to open gourmet market

Fresh Market vendors to open gourmet market

Gulfport, Florida -- One of the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market’s favorite vendors, Jill Johnson of Mangia Gourmet, has a pile of rubbish on her hands at the moment.

2 new businesses open in historic downtown

2 new businesses open in historic downtown

Palm Harbor, Florida -- Two new businesses are moving into the 100+ year-old historic building at 1219 Florida Avenue which currently houses two businesses on the first floor.

The Witch's Brew, a 6-year-old café/pub and Celestial Circle, a 2-year-old metaphysical gift shop will be sharing their landmark building with a graphic artist and a mental health counselor.

Blind Pass Improvements Bicycle, Pedestrian Friendly

Blind Pass Improvements Bicycle, Pedestrian Friendly

Gulfport, Florida -- Narrow lanes will slow traffic and bring more attention to local business, St. Pete Beach Public Services Director Steve Hallock said. It will also, he added, make the area safer for pedestrians.

City announces new revitalization effort in southside St. Pete

City announces new revitalization effort in southside St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Florida -- City officials have initiated a new revitalization planning project for south St. Petersburg in the areas generally known as Midtown and the greater Childs Park area.

The planning project is expected to be completed within 18 months and will ultimately result in a comprehensive economic development strategy addressing many of the challenges facing south St. Petersburg.

Restaurant Week Winners 2013

Restaurant Week Winners 2013

Clearwater, Florida -- On June 6, The Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerca held its part for the winners of the 2013 Restaurant Week. 

During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offered a delicious menue and competed for the "Best in Class" in a number of catergories. 

Diners voted on the quality at each restaurant with over 5,000 ballots tallied and the results are as follows:

Most Enthusiastic Chef

Some facilities closed on Monday

Some facilities closed on Monday

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Some St. Petersburg city facilities will be closed to the public for the Memorial Day holiday next week. All residential trash pickup days remain the same during the holiday week of May 27 through 31.