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Main Streets

St. Petersburg is home to three Florida Main Streets, a State and national economic development program that comprehensively improves traditional business districts.  The Florida Main Street Program is administered by the Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources and is structured around the Main Street Approach, a revitalization strategy developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Main Street Approach targets economic development, design, promotions and organization components.

This preservation-based approach builds on the community's inherent assets: architecture, small businesses, a connection with the past, and a sense of place, to physically and economically revitalize business districts.  The Florida Main Street Program seeks to successfully combine historic preservation and economic development in local revitalization initiatives. St. Petersburg is the only city in the entire State of Florida to have three Main Street areas – Deuces Live, Grand Central and The EDGE districts.

Florida Main Street is a grass roots self-help program. The City and state provide financial assistance and technical assistance, but the credit and responsibility for success rests with the volunteers who offer their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to improving our Main Street areas.

The Deuces Live District, designated a Florida Main Street in 2001, is located from 2nd Avenue South to 18th Avenue South along 22nd Street. The Main Street office is located at 823 22nd Street S Suite A.  For more information, please contact the Deuces Live Program Manager, Veatrice Farrell, at 727-433-8237 or email deuceslivestpetemainstreet@gmail.com or visit the District’s website.

The Grand Central District, designated a Florida Main Street in 2001 and being nationally accredited, includes Central Avenue, and 1st Avenues North and South from 16th Street to 31st Street. The Grand Central Main Street office is managed by Tawnee Walling and is located at 2529 Central Avenue.  For more information, please contact the office at 727-828-7006 or gcda@grandcentraldistrict.org or visit the District’s website.

The EDGE District was designated a Florida Main Street in 2014 and is nationally accredited.  The District includes Central Avenue and 1st Avenues North and South from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street to 16th Street.  The EDGE District Main Street office is located at 11B Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South.  For more information, please contact Barbara Voglewede at 727-329-8869 or info@edgedistrict.org, visit the District’s website or download the EDGE District mobile app.

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