New developments and redevelopments that have been in various stages of review and permitting will be breaking ground, and local restaurants may soon be able to serve mimosas and Bloody Marys with Sunday brunches. Send an e-mail.
Penny for Pinellas in Tarpon Springs
Penny for Pinellas helps fund city projects from buildings to roads, parks, flood prevention, and more. Since 1990 when the Penny was first enacted, Tarpon Springs has received more than $40 million. These funds helped build the library, public safety building, fire station, recreation corridor, sea wall restoration, stormwater projects, and more. In November, citizens will decide whether to renew the Penny for another 10 years. To learn more about how Tarpon Springs has used the Penny, and to give your thoughts on projects you would like to see, click here.
Welcome New Businesses!
Denmark meets Tarpon Springs at the Copenhagen Cafe, a European café featuring coffees, gelato, handmade chocolates, pastries and more. Conveniently located across from St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and next to Sweet E’s Gourmet Popcorn, the café has a sleek, European design and free Wi-Fi. Stop in 15 N. Pinellas Ave. for an afternoon or evening treat.
Replacement of Beckett Bridge Continues
Replacing the Beckett Bridge, a project that began in 2012, is making progress toward its goal of constructing a new bridge by 2019. Currently in the design phase, an aesthetics committee has been created and is advising on design elements of the new bridge. For more information on the bridge design, click here. For information on the overall project, click here.
US 19 Office Depot Begins Redevelopment
You’ll soon be able to “have it your way” and more as the former Office Depot site on U.S. 19 this year will begin redevelopment into a retail center with multiple restaurant and retail tenants, including a free-standing Burger King at the corner of MLK and US 19. Site plans currently are under review.
Community Garden Begins To Grow
A new community garden is being prepared at 116 N. Ring Ave. Jessie’s Garden will be operated by the Tarpon Springs Community Gardens, Inc., a local non-profit. The City has begun prepping the land, which includes installing a drip irrigation system. The garden will consist of about 30 raised plots that will be available for lease.
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