Downtown St. Petersburg: The Comeback City
We're talking housing, baseball, the Pier, the creative class and more. This week's show was recorded on location at the Saturday Morning Market -- a downtown St. Pete tradition for 10 years.
Over its 10 years, the Saturday Morning Market has become as much of a downtown St. Pete tradition as Rays baseball in the summer or New Year's Eve fireworks at the Pier. WUSF's Sarah Curran introduces us to some of the vendors who are regulars at the market, starting with a man who sells fruits and vegetables in tuxedo tails and a top hat.
Join us for a conversation about the renaissance of downtown St. Petersburg, recorded on location at the Saturday Morning Market. We're talking housing, baseball, the Pier, the creative class and more.
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