The EDGE Urban Marketplace opening this February in St. Petersburg

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Big news for the EDGE District of St. Petersburg — The EDGE Collective introduces the EDGE Urban Market Place on the 1100 block parking lot between 1st Ave. S. and Central Ave, according to a release on the EDGE District of St. Petersburg’s website. Set to launch February 5, this new market will roll out in two phases. By divine happenstance, the official launch comes during Super Bowl weekend.

“It will provide an exciting activation of the lot until the permanent EDGE Collective development (with boutique hotel, courtyard, and food hall) can begin,” noted EDGE District Association members.

Phase One will include two 40-foot cargo containers, each with curated food & beverage concepts by noted local chefs, and courtyard seating.

During the Feb. 5 launch weekend, a full schedule of Super Bowl-related activities are planned. They include an NFL-celebrity hosted watch party on a jumbo LED screen, live music (incl. Grammy winner Robert Vilera & Vilera Son), family activities, Saturday Night party with notable radio hosts, farmer’s market, local artists, and vendor booths for local businesses. Vendor opportunities are available. Email info@305hospitality.com to see what opportunities are available.

After the Super Bowl, weekend activities will be ongoing at the Marketplace.

Then, Phase Two is expected to launch in late April. It will expand on Phase One with two additional 40-foot cargo containers for curated food & beverage, six smaller containers for retail, and 12 vendor kiosks. The Market coordinators will offer opportunities to local businesses to occupy those additional market spaces.

LAUNCH SCHEDULE

Friday February 5th 3 pm-close
Welcome Party with Happy Hour, live band, & community meet & greet

Saturday February 6th 11:30 am-close
Local vendors, farmers market, live bands
Saturday Night Party hosted by Katie Sommers 93.3 FLZ I Heart Radio

Sunday February 7th 11:30 am-close
Big Game Day Celebration with local vendors
Sunday Brunch featuring live music by Afro Beats
Free Game Watch party hosted by Former Green Bay Packers star Samuel Barrington and Mychal Maguire 95.7 the Beat I Heart Radio

For vendor opportunities, email info@305hospitality.com.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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