Broadwater (Saint Petersburg, FL)
By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
Maximo Marina is removing all the docks and pilings in the southeast corner of the marina to replace them all. They have already completed the southwest corner. Because it is grandfathered, Maximo will be allowed to replace the roofs over the many covered slips.Maximo is the largest marina on the west coast of Florida. It has 220 slips and three megayacht berths. It has a safe harbour and is connected to Boca Ciega Bay and the Intercoastal Waterway through a 200 ft wide canal. It has a fuel dock and 24 hour security. Maintenance facilities are also on premises. This multi million dollar renovation is great news for the Skyway Marina District and the adjacent Broadwater waterfront neighborhood. A new Publix grocery store has recently opened a few blocks away, which replaced an older Publ...
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
New waterfront railing options were presented to the Broadwater residents to replace the decayed, unsafe and ugly bollards between the roadway and the waterfront.  Four options were presented, ranging in cost from $10,000 to $75,000 for the residents' share (the city will be contributing $25,000). The residents voted for the option you see shown with an approximate cost to Broadwater of $35,000.  Even residents who do not travel on this road contributed, since it improves the whole neighborhood.  Many thanks to resident John Sokol for all his assistance, and also to fellow Board member, Mike Zito, for the many hours they both contributed - and thanks to the residents and neighbors who contributed to this project. 
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
Taken this morning with my iPhone 4, looking west down a canal in the Broadwater neighborhood in St Petersburg.
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By BLR Guy
(BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc))
Spectacular 4 Bedroom/3 Bath,2703heated Sq Ft waterfront home with an incredible view of the historic Don CeSar hotel on Pass-A-Grille beach. This beautiful and spacious home is Florida lifestyle living at its best. Enjoy the dolphins and beautiful Boca Ciega Bay in the backyard as you watch the awesome sunsets in the west. 1% decorative services credit to buyer. Asking price of $887,000 This property offered for sale by: Beach & Luxury Realty Inc 727-363-6300 www.beachluxuryrealty.com
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
One of our buyers called me recently, concerned about the chain-linked motel near the house she had under contract. I explained to her that the residents in Broadwater had worked long and hard to GET the motel closed! The Broadwater neighborhood worked closely with the police to monitor activity, to report and complain. Indeed, the police did empty the former Knight's Inn on 34th Street South in St Petersburg, much to the delight of the nearby residents. Utilities had been turned off for nonpayment, so living there was a health concern. Now we see dumpsters on the premises, and these pieces of furniture are lined up outside the rooms like soldiers standing guard. This was once a Holiday Inn, and neighbors look forward to the property being upgraded, and a place they can recommend to the...
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
New York Bagel 'n Bread Shop in south St Petersburg, Florida, is a treat for bagels and lox, espresso and cappuccino, freshly baked bread to take home, or a lunch of sandwishes, wraps and salads. New York Bagel 'n Bread opens at 6:30 am on weekdays and 7:00 am on weekends. Len Cucinotta has owned this bagel shop for 14 years. He and his wife, Patricia, who is always smiling when they open, live "around the corner" in the Broadwater neighborhood. Stop in at their bagel shop at 4801 34th Street South in St Petersburg Florida and tell them that you heard about their bagel shop by reading Sharon's blog.
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
More than one waterfront homeowner here in Broadwater bought their home a couple of years ago for $500,000 to $700,000 and then gutted it and totally renovated it, planning to spend many years there, or planning to retire or slow down and move to their waterfront paradise. So, they spent upwards of $100,000 on these renovations - opening up the small rooms, improving the flow, adding amenities and pizazz - new kitchen suited to their taste, new bathrooms...  Then the economy struck and now they need to sell their piece of Paradise. A few years ago getting $750,000 or even $850,000 for these would not have been a problem.  But that was then, and now is now. So far this year there has been one closed waterfront sale in Broadwater - a bank sale at $275,000. Hmmm, how do we combat that in a...
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