Author: Brian Sprague

15-story mixed-use development proposed for 8th St S in downtown St. Pete

A development proposed for 8th Street South could be the latest project to bring new residential units and ground floor retail to downtown St. Pete. White/Peterman Properties, Inc. is under contract to purchase a 1.15-acre site at the northeast corner of 4th Avenue South and 8th Street and has filed site plan review documents with […]

Check out the latest new restaurants and cultural happenings

Here are some of the things we’re excited about trying or doing (when the weather cools off, of course!). If you haven’t tried Trophy Fish on Central Avenue, you should. Great atmosphere, and the fish is really fresh. Here’s a recent review. Speaking of fresh fish, local restaurant legend Frank Chivas (of Salt Rock Grill fame) has […]

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 photos back in December 2016 at different […]

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 up a new sister restaurant now […]

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 six new restaurant concepts opening in the […]