Pinstripe Marketing Wins Historic Preservation Award

Pinstripe Marketing was presented with a Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Commercial Rehabilitation from St. Petersburg Preservation on October 19, 2010. The award was presented for Pinstripe’s role in initiating the rehabilitation of the historic Crislip Arcade and 600 Block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. “It is an honor to receive this award from […]

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Crislip Arcade Set to Reopen as Creative Industries Cortex

Today’s Tampa Bay Business Journal features a story about the Crislip Arcade and the urban renewal project we’ve been working on since we moved to the 600 Block of St. Petersburg in 2007. See the entire story here.     […]

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More 600 Block love in today’s Tampa Bay Business Journal

In late 2008, a collection of businesses along Central Avenue united in an effort to revitalize the historic Crislip Arcade at 641 Central Ave. Now, the 1920s-style mall and the surrounding block are due for a grand re-opening. “We didn’t think this would happen two years ago,” said Jeff Zampino, creative director at Pinstripe Marketing, which […]

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Welcoming new neighbors on the 600 Block

We had a quick meeting this afternoon to welcome some of our new neighbors to the  block! I haven’t posted anything about the Crislip in a while, but the progress has been fantastic. What started as a simple exterior clean up project to make the block lookbetter has developed into an amazing redevelopment initiative. The owner […]

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Pinstripe helps fuel revival of one block of St. Petersburg’s Central Avenue

This St. Petersburg Times story highlights the latest progress with our little block of Central and the Crislip Arcade. Hard to believe this all started because we were tired of walking past (and smelling) the mess on our way to lunch everyday. Just a small example of what can be done when you take action. We […]

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More Crislip Arcade news

Our Clean Up Crislip project was a huge success with nearly 70 volunteers who gave their time and talents to clean up the 600 block of Central Avenue. Now that the arcade and adjacent storefronts are empty, there are artists and businesses ready to rent! Progress! See the Times article with the latest news.       […]

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Crislip…. progress?

I’m very happy to report some progress with our little block in downtown St. Pete.(A big thank you to those that signed our petition last year.) Since the article in in November’s Business Journal, it was slow until last month when we met with members of the St. Pete Preservation Society and The Studio @620 to kick our plans into gear. […]

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Another nudge for the Crislip

Our friends at the Tampa Bay Business Journal picked up on our petition to clean up the Crislip Arcade. This could be the nudge we need to make some progress! Businesses seeking action at Crislip Arcade on Central The fate of the historic Crislip Arcade, a 1920s-style mall on Central Avenue, has been undetermined for […]

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Clean up Crislip

I selected downtown St. Pete for my growing business in late 2007, but the condition of Crislip is an embarrassment when my clients and potential clients come to visit. It is important that we create the beautiful, welcoming environment that people expect from our city! The building known as Crislip Arcade, located at the 600 […]

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