Have you ever walked through the Historic EDGE District, passed by the Central Arcade and wondered what’s inside? From its exterior you may think it’s an arcade – hence the name – however, this building actually houses small businesses from a barber shop to a bookstore and even an online farmers’ market. Stop by 1114 Central Ave. and check out all of the tenants listed below.
Burg is the Word!
Digital Creative Agency RKC.me – founders of blogs I Love The Burg and That’s So Tampa – has its post in the Central Arcade building. You can find bloggers working on graphic design projects to social media campaigns and everything in between and passersby can even look at a sample selection of St. Petersburg gear available for purchase online.
Adorn & Co
This jewelry store sells items within everyone’s price range, whether it be $20 or $6,000. From alternative and sterling to precious metals and estate pieces, men and women alike can find an item that suits their needs, including home and personal fragrances such as candles, diffusers and bath and body products. Adorn & Co. also offers jewelry repair services if you are not in the market to add a new piece to your collection.
Monticello Merchant is a premium hemp boutique with a variety of hemp-related products and items ranging from CBD treatments to hemp food, apparel and paraphernalia. This boutique promotes getting healthy, not high and does not condone the illegal use of substances, however, this business will help educate individuals on the medicinal benefits of CBD, or the non-psychoactive component of cannabis.
This independent bookstore is small but mighty with a variety of available works that are currently in translation, written by marginalized voices, independently published as well as a selection of the classics and popular commercial works. Tombolo Books partners with Tampa local stationary business, The Paper Seahorse, and carries a variety of speciality stationary along with opportunities for individuals to sign up for a variety of creative classes in the art of calligraphy, origami and journaling.
Milagros Soap Company
This women-owned business has been a staple in the St. Pete area for 20 years only selling handmade bath and body products. From floral scents to fruity and citrus blends, there is an aroma suitable for anyone’s taste. Other than soap, the company also makes and sells lotion, bath gel, scrubs, creams and sprays. You can find out more here.
Billy’s Corner Barber Shop on The Edge
Billy’s Corner Barber Shop has opened a second location in the EDGE District. The barber shop is tailored to men and offers haircuts from $24 as well as beard trims and straight razor shaves and even offers discounts to seniors and veterans. Click here to see their rates and hours.
Orange Blossom Photos
Orange Blossom is a photography studio that takes portraits of families with children ranging from newborns to 17 year olds. With a variety of studio props to use, including trunks, blankets, beaded necklaces and wraps, and there are plenty of ways to make children comfortable during each session. Photography sessions can be scheduled 7 days a week by arranging an appointment by calling 407.739.2344 or visiting the website.
Saturday Morning Market Online
Check out the Saturday Morning Market online if you want to support local farmers by purchasing their products with the ease of picking up your order between the times of 4-7pm every Thursday in one of two locations – EDGE District or Wildwood Park. From bread to herbs and fruit and broth, there are a lot of options to choose from. Register as a customer to get started. It is recommended that you bring your own bag to take home all goods in your order as bags are not provided.