EDGE District Staple Closes

Over the course of 6 years, Paper Street Market became an integral part of the St. Pete community. The store, owned by Sean and Celesta Carter, offered furnishings, home accents, jewelry, posters, wrapping paper and more that could give your home/wardrobe real character. When Paper Street helped deck out our old office downtown, Sean Carter said that “the history of a piece definitely contributes to its cool factor.”


We couldn’t agree more. We were going for a MadMen aesthetic and they delivered with ease. That’s why the items at Paper Street seem to be plucked straight from Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man; each upcycled piece is tattooed with a vibrant narrative meant to burst to life in your home.


The couple’s affinity for reimagining items extends beyond Paper Street. They began Brocante, a monthly vintage market in the Warehouse Arts District, in the summer of 2016 and have helped bring some of the finest and rarest home furnishings and decorations to the Burg.

After a well regarded tenure at 915 Central Avenue, Paper Street Market has officially closed its doors. Celesta and Sean Carter announced the closing in a Facebook post on December 26.

Whether you were in the market for a tea pot or an upcycled coffee table for your apartment, this store had an item calling your name. Artisanal bird cages, giant letters, old golf balls, hand painted bar stools and rustic cabinets set PSM in a universe all its own. At every turn it defied convention and categorization by offering every handcrafted oddity your designer heart desired.


The good news is that Brocante Market will continue to run strong the first weekend of each month. That market is where residents can continue to enjoy shopping Paper Street goods.

We’d just like to take this moment to say thank you, Paper Street Market, for helping to wrap our gifts in vintage paper, for telling us the story behind the couches they retrieved from the Eckerd College faculty lounge dating back to the early sixties and for encouraging the community to always support local.

What’s the best item you ever purchased from Paper Street Market? Let us know in comment. 


*Photos via Paper Street Market


Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.