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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 ...

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 ...

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. ...
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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 ...

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 ...

Where are the voices of Midtown in the Tropicana Field redevelopment?

“Even though the construction of Tropicana Field did, in some ways, bring new life to the city according to some, the stadium was a catalyst for a lot of the rebirth of downtown St. Petersburg, but to many in Midtown it remains a point of conten...

John Lewis talks to St. Petersburg

Lewis speaks on the importance of voting, optimism in the face of fear, and endorses Charlie Crist BY JONAH KING Neighborhood News Bureau Civil rights is a 9-word problem: “Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, I Have a Dream.” Those nine ...
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A Community on the Verge of Extinction

Filmed by USFSP student, Tracy Darity, this video shows her concerns regarding "concerning gentrification, the Warehouse Arts District," and the lack of entertainment options in Midtown, St. Petersburg. According to Darity, "as a person of color, I ...

When baseball stars came to town, they stayed with him

BY DAVID STONER, Neighborhood News Bureau Most people know that Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargel, and Frank Robinson are three of the greatest baseball players of all time.  What people may not know is that these ballplayers, along with others, ...

Gallery celebrates second year, highlights Florida-born artist

REPORTING BY KATIE CALLIHAN AND MARLA KORENICH PHOTOS BY KATIE CALLIHAN NNB Reporters MIDTOWN-During February of 2014, a massive snowstorm known as PAX froze and shut down the entire heartbeat of the city of Atlanta.   The major ...