News and updates for Grand Central District business and property owners. Frequency will depend on the amount of news items.

2529 Central Avenue
(inside the co-working space at Clear Labs)

Office Hours: M-F, 9a-6p

Tawnee Walling, Executive Director/ Main Street Manager
Email (

Jeff Danner, President
Chair, Design Committee

Andy Salyards, Vice President
Chair, Promotions Committee

Chair, Membership Committee

Dave Hollowell

Terry Thompson
Chair, Economic Development Committee

Jon Tallon
Chair, Marketing Committee

Bill Georgiou
Jenn Greacen-Crawford
Mitch Faber
Dale Osterwise
Precious Green
Brian Longstreth

Next Meeting:
9/27/16 at 6pm
Hideaway Cafe
1756 Central Avenue

Our you interested in becoming a member of our Board of Directors and/or would you like to nominate a new Board member? We will be accepting nominations until Sept. 23, 2016.
Nomination Form (

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The Central Avenue Solstice celebrates the day the sun rises and sets on Central Avenue, the main artery or “zipper” of The Sunshine City. A full day of events are planned along the 7-mile length of the Avenue, featuring art, culture, music, food, shopping and all the things that make St. Petersburg a great place to be!

Activities begin at sunrise with yoga, tai chi and fitness at South Straub Park, and continue with art demonstrations, family activities, markets, restaurant specials, music at five main stages, and then closing with sunset salutations at Sunset Park. All event activities are free, as is the Central Avenue Trolley, which will be running free all day. For more info on the event, see ( .

WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this event successful!

We have a variety of volunteer shifts available from helping at our main stages, to helping with our sunrise fitness, our human foosball game, and our info booths! For shifts and signups, go to Each volunteer will receive one of our awesome CAS t-shirts!

Monday September 26, 2016
6pm – 7pm

Florida Print Solutions (
432 31st N

Join Social Media expert and GCDA Board Member, Terry Thompson of Webtivity Designs ( , for an informational workshop to help you market your business and events via GCDA’s social media network. He will teach you how to post, share, and create events on our Facebook page to maximize your marketing exposure. You will also see how your Facebook events interact with our GCDA Facebook page and Website—giving you the biggest bang for your social media buck.

Thanks to Punky’s Bar and Grill ( for providing food and a/v equipment, Florida Print Solutions ( for the space and Terry Thompson of Webtivity Designs ( for facilitating!
September 27th at 6:00pm
Join us for the Grand Central District Association 2015-2016 Annual Meeting and learn about the status of the district, vote for your new Board representatives and socialize!


The 5th Annual Battle of the Burg(er) is coming in September! Try the burgers at all participating restaurants and vote for your favorite.

Participating Restaurants include:
Casita Taqueria (
Community Cafe (
Craftsman House (
Engine Rose (
Leafy Greens (
Love Food Central (
Old Key West Bar & Grill (
Punky’s Bar & Grill (
The Burg Bar & Grill (
The Queenshead (
Zaytoon Grill (

For Detailed Descriptions and Pictures Click Here (

Vote Online Here (

The next Grand Central Market will be on October 1st on the 2900 Block of Central! If you are interested in being a vendor please email ( Central Market Vendor)


Central Avenue Solstice

Central Avenue Solstice is a celebration of the day when the sun rises at 7:20AM on the east side of Central Avenue (Bay) and sets at 7:20PM in the west side (Gulf). It is a full-day celebration of art, culture, music, food, shopping and all the things that make Central Avenue and St. Petersburg such a great place to be!

Come Celebrate With Us – September 24, 2016!
For more information and/or to sign up to volunteer go to

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19th 9am – 12pm
Punky’s Bar & Grill ( (start and end spot)
3063 Central Avenue

We are hanging holiday lights in the Grand Central District. We need at least 24 volunteers to go pole to pole hanging new lights. Tall ladders needed, people needed to carry ladders, climb ladders, unwrap lights, wrap poles. PLEASE! Free breakfast at Punky’s afterwards!

See the event on Facebook and Register to Volunteer! (

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