It’s no secret now – No Vacancy, a Florida inspired bar and restaurant, will open in fall 2018, announced Hunger + Thirst Group Founder and CEO Stephen Schrutt on Thursday. Located at 937 Central Ave. in the heart of The EDGE District in St. Petersburg, the restaurant and bar is replacing KINGS Street Food, which Schrutt closed for business earlier this month. This will be the latest addition to Schrutt’s two other popular HTG concepts, The Avenue Eat + Drink and Park & Rec.
“Think Florida motel vibes,” says Schrutt. “No Vacancy will bring customers into a fun place, a vibe of staying and socializing. The food, drinks, service and atmosphere will make this a fun new downtown St. Pete hangout that we really feel is the right fit into The EDGE district. We always want our concepts to be known for being fun and approachable places.”
The 2,600 square foot establishment will offer both indoor and outdoor bars and a patio lounge area. The menu will include Florida and Island inspired bites and specialty drinks from the full liquor bar, as well as a Sunday brunch. Hours will be Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.
Schrutt is currently filling positions for No Vacancy, which includes opportunities for both front and back of house. Interested candidates can send their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Though KINGS Street Food closed on Aug. 5, a counter remains open at Tropicana Field during Rays home games serving select items, including the Mac Attack Dog, Mini Corn Dog Bites and the well-known favorite Mac and Cheezus Melt.