Burg Bits: Central Ave Gets Sunny and Spicy!

From India Grill to Bombay Grill

Earlier this year, Creative Loafing's Best Indian Restaurant India Grill had to close up shop. The restaurant has since been renovated and re-opened under the new name Bombay Grill. The cuisine is perfumed with Indian influences from the decor to the menu. If you can handle the spice head down the 400 block and walk through Bombay's doors. Have you missed the Butter Chicken? We have. Bombay Grill 401 Central Ave.

Sunspot Officially Opens

The all-natural Sunspot Fresh Bar has opened its doors to the 600 Block and the rest of St. Pete. The restaurant is adorned in local art curated by Saint Paint's Derek Donnelly that boasts the vibrant, indellible colors of the Burg with images as light and brash as their pay-by-weight salads. The goal of the restaurant is to allow downtown workers to grab a quick lunch on-the-go that is healthy and filling. The restaurant is open from 8am-3pm Mon.-Sat. and re-opens at 4pm until close. Sunspot Fresh Bar 601 Central Ave. 

From Atlanta to the Burg: Lux Studio


*Photo by Lux Studio

The Atlanta-based salon, Lux Studio, has officially opened up a second location on Central Ave. The stylists hope to deliver a new perspective on hair and fashion in the Burg. They offer Redken products and a capacity for trimming, coloring and shaping styles unlike any you've ever had. Owner Charley Soderbergh "is skilled not only cut and color but also creating a branded beauty experience, no matter what city a client is in" says Co-Founder Jessi Ford. Lux Studio, 5337 Central Ave. 

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me