This incredible shopping space is right in the middle of all that Central Avenue has to offer. This property has 71 feet of store frontage and multiple bay windows overlooking Central Avenue, in the heart of the Grand Central District. The charming structure, built in 1925, includes over 4,900 square feet of interior space as well as 1,000 square feet of outdoor patio. A single tenant currently occupies the space, but according to listing agent Doug Studer of Vector Commercial Real Estate, it would be best used as a multi-tenant retail investment. The building is adaptable to a multitude of uses, but the real draw is the hustle and bustle of the ever-growing Central Avenue corridor, which continues to stretch west.
âThis is a hot spot in St. Pete, but real estate prices are still well below downtown and in The Edge neighborhoods,â said Studer, who added that the prices are right around the corner. in the middle of the $ 30 per square foot in The Edge district, $ 40 per square. walk to downtown and $ 50 per square foot on Beach Drive. âThis is an opportunity for added value for an investor who is actively researching. “
The Grand Central District is located close to I-275, US 19, and the beaches. The hallway attracts shoppers and diners from across the Tampa Bay area. This particular property is adjacent to several other well-known antique stores as well as upscale condos and restaurants.
History and current use
Vintage Modern St. Pete, formerly Janet’s Vintage, has been in business since owners Ralph and Janet Howe bought the building in 2005. The couple, both former professional tennis players, started the antique business, born of Janet’s love for vintage tennis memorabilia. , in a small store on Fourth Street just south of Bob Lee’s. Originally called Fourth Street Antiques, the couple attracted a lot of followers and renamed the company when they moved. Several other antique dealers followed them to the corridor. âJanet quickly became known in the antique business,â said Ralph, who added that her skill in the industry is what has helped attract places like Buster’s Antiques and Patty and Friends Antique Village Mall, which has more than 70 stalls in the region.
Today, longtime associates Dale and Susan run the vintage store and manage the range of inventory including vintage furniture, art, jewelry, toys, pottery and lighting from over 20 professional resellers. For more information on buying or leasing 2545 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, call Doug Studer, Vector Commercial Real Estate, at 727-823-1230, ext. 235 or email him at [email protected]