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Amazon Fresh could be coming to Safety Harbor

A former Winn-Dixie store at the Northwood Oaks mall in Safety Harbor could become the site of an Amazon Fresh location.

The store closed last year and is under renovation.

The Winn-Dixie at 2519 McMullen Booth Road. Google Maps.

City public records suggest the grocery store could be redeveloped as an Amazon Fresh store, as design plans show the project is codenamed “Mendel”, which has been used as a codename for Amazon stores. Fresh. The Amazon Fresh stores are also about 35,000 square feet, the same size as the old Winn-Dixie building.

Amazon Fresh is an online and physical grocery store, known for offering same-day delivery and in-store pickup. Stores are also using Alexa to help customers quickly find items while shopping.

Amazon Fresh currently has no stores in Florida; however, it has in-state warehouses.

Tampa-based ECA Elle Northwood Partners owns the plaza which houses a Bonefish Grill, Pizza Hut and other tenants. The band was not immediately available to provide comment.

Kolter transfers the parking lot to the Hilton

Developer Kolter Urban has transferred ownership of the Saltaire condo tower parking lot to the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront.

Kolter Urban transferred ownership of the parking lot to the hotel and paid Hilton $4 million, which was the original contract, according to public records.

A Saltaire rendering of the east view. Rendering: Kolter Urban

Kolter Urban originally purchased the Hilton’s surface car park for the 35-story Saltaire building development.

The parking lot was created for condo residents, but includes dedicated spaces for hotel guests.

Construction begins on first Whole Foods in St. Pete

This week, development partners J Square Developers, based in St. Petersburg, and SJC Ventures, based in Atlanta, officially announced that they have begun the process of building the first-ever Whole Foods Market in St. Pete.

The organic grocer will be located at 201 38th Ave. North. in the Sunshine Plaza shopping center. The plaza was once home to Suncoast Fitness, Dollar General, Sun Country Cleaners and a Kahwa Coffee drive-thru. Demolition of the plaza began in early December, with Kahwa’s drive-thru being the latest to go.

The site of the square demolished. Photo: Bill DeYoung

Whole Foods, owned by Amazon, has several stores across Tampa Bay – in Clearwater, Carrollwood, Sarasota and Midtown in Tampa.

For over a year, it was widely speculated that a Whole Foods would be built on the site, as permits and filings suggested that J Square was developing a 40,100 square foot building for an organic grocer on the square.

Whole Foods is expected to open in 2023.

Read the full interview here with developer Jay Miller of J Square Developers about the project.

Iconic Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach sold for $83 million

A joint venture between The LCP Group LP and New York-based Safana has bought the 196-room beachfront resort in an $83 million deal from TPG Hotels, Resorts and Marinas , based in Rhode Island, a wholly owned subsidiary of Procaccianti Cos. The deal closed on March 1 and was recorded in the deeds this week.

The Postcard Inn in St. Pete Beach. Facebook picture.

The 104,525 square foot complex located at 6300 Gulf Blvd. is located on 9.64 acres of land with over 300 feet of frontage along the Gulf of Mexico. The acquisition includes the full-service restaurant and adjacent coffee shop PS Grind.

The bohemian-style resort, built in 1957, was one of the first hotels on St. Pete Beach. TPG Hotels and Resorts bought the property in 2017 for $47.4 million.

DHL opens new plant in St. Pete

DHLthe world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, this week opened its first facility in St. Pete.

The new $4 million facility at 12310 62nd St. North near St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport has 30,400 square feet of warehouse space and 40 truck docks.

The new facility in St. Pete. The photo was provided by DHL.

DHL said the new facility handles U.S. domestic shipping as well as international time-limited shipments to and from the 220 countries and territories served by DHL. DHL.

DHL will also introduce electric pickup and delivery vehicles to the new facility.

North Shore Park estate sells for $3.3 million

The 3,739 square foot estate surrounded by North Shore Park was sold in a $3.3 million deal.

Marie and Charles Burton purchased the estate from Estelia Mesimer, a RE/MAX Metro real estate agent, who introduced herself as the seller.

The 1918 home at 1300 N. Shore Drive Northeast is just a few blocks from Beach Drive and offers stunning views of the bay.

1300 N. Shore Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg. Image:

The Mediterranean style four bedroom estate sits on a 0.24 acre corner lot.

The estate was renovated in 2017 and was a 2019 recipient of the Historic Old Northeast Shining Star for renovation.

1300 N. Shore Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg. Image:

The property also has a two-car garage with a furnished studio.

1300 N. Shore Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg. Image:

The property was last sold in 2016 for $715,500.

The buyer was represented by Sarah Howe of Coastal Properties Group.


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