Midtown Moments: The Chattaway
By Brittany Cravatta
Enjoy Your Meal Next to a Beautiful Garden
The Chattaway’s is a privately owned restaurant on the corner of 22nd Ave and 4th St. South. Built in the 1920s, people stopped by to buy snacks while traveling to other cities. Owner Jillian Frers claimed that she had been running the business since the 1950s when it ...
Midtown Moments: The Blue Nile Food Store
By Angelina Bruno
The towering sign outside of the store tells passerby of the particular offerings of the day.
BBQ is served outside Thursday through Sunday, with options ranging from ribs to smoked mullet.
A handwritten sign inside the store hangs above a hot food line.
Midtown Moments: The Royal Theater
By Joseph Conte
A much-needed escape into the world of film for the community during tough times
The Royal Theater located on the 22nd Street South, opened it’s doors to the public in 1948. The black community received the opening with great joy and festivities. The theater was kept in operation throughout 1966 and was one of only two movie ...
Midtown Moments: Morean Center for Clay
By Lee Britain
Midtown History Revived, Renewed, Rejuvenated
Built in 1926, this historic Midtown St. Petersburg building was once the Seaboard Freight Depot. According to General Manager Valerie Scott Knaust, “everything that came into St. Pete once came in through this space.”
The historic building has been turned into the Morean ...
Midtown Moments: Lorene’s Fish and Crab House
By Alyssa Fedorovich
One of the oldest restaurants on the Deuces
Situated at 929 22nd Street S. adjacent to a mural showcasing Ella Fitzgerald, Lorene’s Fish and Crab House offers a wide variety of foods such as burgers, jumbo shrimp, and even chicken strips. Owners Lorene and Arthur Office opened the restaurant over 25 years ago, and the ...
Midtown Moments: Black History Month
By Abigail Payne
Black History Month in St. Petersburg had a productive start this 2017.
For the second year in a row, Mayor Rick Kriseman rose the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum flag above City Hall. The event took place on Feb. 1, 2017, to jump start Black History Month.
It represented the hard work that Dr. ...