Bodega reopens in new location in the EDGE District

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Bodega is back! The amazing Cuban restaurant reopens in its NEW location on August 14 at 11am, and will be open until 11pm. The new location is set at 1180 Central Avenue, down the block from its original location.

The owners made the announcement in an Instagram post.

Bodega owners Greg and Debbie Sayegh launched Bodega in the EDGE District several years ago. Since its arrival, the EDGE District has become the most popular area in all of St. Pete. Enigma, Intermezzo, The Independent, Green Bench, Red Mesa Mercado, Plant Love and more concepts have made it an irresistible destination.

Restaurants, breweries, live music venues, and brilliant murals have collectively transformed the stretch of Central Avenue into living, breathing art.

The growth isn’t surprising either. Visit Bodega on any given night and you’ll find a line that stretches as far as Dr. Fantastic’s arm. Have one taste of Bodega’s maduros, or take one sip of a refreshing Chi-Chi Rodriguez soda fresca and you’ll comprehend why.

Bodega has easily outgrown its space — and now they’re moving down the block. The official move represents the love this city has for the parsed food concept.

This move pairs nicely with a few other major announcements in the EDGE. A giant collective is set to open in the parking lot next to the former Furnish Me Vintage space. The developers behind The Hall on Franklin will open a brand new food hall in the space, and a Moxy Hotel will rise, too.

What else do you have to look forward to in the EDGE District? The recent emergence of COPA has been wonderful, and Italy Bottega and Nash’s Hot Chicken are both must visits in the area.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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