Sundial St. Pete

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Sundial St. Pete
Sundial St Pete Logo.jpg
Pinellas County Florida Incorporated and Unincorporated areas St. Petersburg Highlighted.svg
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
General information
Type Shopping mall
Location Pinellas County
Address 153 2nd Avenue North
Town or city St. Petersburg, Florida
Country United States
Coordinates 27°46′27″N 82°38′5″W / 27.77417°N 82.63472°W / 27.77417; -82.63472Coordinates: 27°46′27″N 82°38′5″W / 27.77417°N 82.63472°W / 27.77417; -82.63472
Current tenants Muvico Sundial 19 + IMAX, Diamonds Direct Fine Jewelers, Tracy Negoshian & His, Juxtapose Apparel & Studio, Chico's, White House
Inaugurated November 17, 2000
Renovated May 8, 2012
Owner Bill Edwards
Technical details
Floor count 2
Floor area 73,000 sq ft (6,800 m2) + 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2)
Other information
Parking 7-Story Parking Garage
Website
SundialStPete.com

Sundial St. Pete, formerly known as The Shops at St. Pete, and BayWalk, is a shopping, dining and entertainment establishment located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Opening on May 2014, the shopping complex promises a mixture of restaurants, nightlife, and shopping reflective of downtown St. Petersburg's vibrance.

The complex opened under the name of Baywalk in the fall of 2000, including 73,000 square feet (6,800 m2) of retail space plus an 80,000-square-foot (7,400 m2) movie theater owned by Muvico Theaters. The two-story, open-air shopping center featured a mix of Florida contemporary and traditional Mediterranean architectural styles with stucco-faced buildings and wrought iron touches. Economic problems resulted in high vacancy rates.

St. Petersburg businessman Bill Edwards bought the complex for $5.2 million in September 2011, and announced plans to revitalize the complex.[1] The complex has since undergone extensive renovations, and two name changes. Edwards dubbed the new project "The Shops at St Pete".[2] On February 19, 2014, the complex was publicly renamed Sundial St. Pete.[3]

The renovated courtyard at Sundial St. Pete features a nearly two-story sundial sculpture, designed by renowned production designer René Lagler and crafted by Thomas Sign & Awning Co. in Pinellas County. Surrounding the sundial is a mosaic lagoon water feature. Six bronze dolphins are depicted playing in and around the feature. The dolphin sculptures were designed and crafted by St. Petersburg master sculptor Mark Aeling and his team at MGA Sculpture Studio.

Sundial St. Pete opended during Spring 2014.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sale of BayWalk to developer Bill Edwards goes through" Tampa Bay Times, September 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "BayWalk's new name: Shops at St. Pete" Tampa Bay Times, August 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Once Baywalk, Then Shops at St Pete, Now It's Sundial"Tampa Bay Times, February 19, 2014.

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