What is the view like?

What is the view like?

Several potential buyers have wondered what the view might be like from specific units. We can't exactly duplicate each view. But we can share with you some photos that we took from the rooftop (7th floor) of the Orion building just north of our site. We took these...

Lots of new ideas coming to downtown St. Pete

Lots of new ideas coming to downtown St. Pete

We haven't posted in a while, so it's time to catch you up on some intriguing things that are happening all around the Vela site. Here we go: The old Station House restaurant is getting a makeover into one of the bay area's hottest concepts: Ichicoro Ramen is opening...

If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck this summer

If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck this summer

We've been monitoring local news and entertainment sites for restaurant openings and closings, and we're happy to say that we have some fun news to share about new places opening in the near future or a little later this year. Here's a short roundup: Here’s a list of...

‘New York Magazine’ discovers much to like about the ‘Burg

‘New York Magazine’ discovers much to like about the ‘Burg

We admit it: We always love it when pretty widely known publications write about the diversity of things to do, see and experience in St. Pete. Late last month, New York Magazine offered its own guide to the area, including some places to stay on the beach. But they...

Some top picks for local rooftop bars

Some top picks for local rooftop bars

Local magazine Creative Loafing has come out with its Summer Guide Issue, and one portion of it in particular caught our eye: a roundup of the best rooftop bars (and one coffeeshop) in the Tampa Bay area. There's no doubt that The Canopy on Beach Drive is a downtown...

Magazine thinks St. Pete is a great place to visit, live

Magazine thinks St. Pete is a great place to visit, live

We could say, "Of course it does!" Coastal Living magazine named the 'Burg as one of its top 20 cities in a recent issue. The article says "this cosmopolitan city just keeps getting better and better." Miles of white sand beaches, major attractions such as the Dali...

Tropicana Master Plan is an exciting peek into St. Pete’s future

Tropicana Master Plan is an exciting peek into St. Pete’s future

This week, 83 Degree Media featured a story about plans to reimagine and redevelop the Tropicana Field site, home to the Tampa Bay Rays. We must confess that we had not seen the finished plan. So when we called up the drawings and graphics, we were blown away by the...

St. Pete’s murals Shine all year long

St. Pete’s murals Shine all year long

By now, you've no doubt heard that St. Petersburg has gained quite the reputation as an outdoor artists' showcase. Colorful murals can be seen all over the downtown area and in the Warehouse Arts District. Now the wonderful and whimsical works of art are branching out...

A New Mexican restaurant for the Grand Central District

A New Mexican restaurant for the Grand Central District

Okay, all of you chili pepper fans. Get ready to experience New Mexican street food at NuMex, a new place opening soon in the 2700 block of Central Avenue. Owner Raymond Smith spent time in New Mexico researching the different types of cuisine available there. Working...

A popup restaurant for oysters? Yes, and it’s fabulous!

A popup restaurant for oysters? Yes, and it’s fabulous!

An oyster purveyor who's been in charge of New York Oyster Week for the past six years has set up a temporary eatery in the EDGE District, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Kevin Joseph operates his Empire Oyster raw bar out of the Intermezzo Cafe on Central Avenue...