Permitting logjam pushes back opening of Hawkers Asian Street Fare in St. Pete

Downtown St. Petersburg’s construction boom has caused the owners of Hawkers Asian Street Fare to move back their opening about eight weeks. They are now projecting the Orlando-based brand to make its Bay area debut in mid-fall.

“The permitting office is overloaded, which is ultimately a good thing because there’s a lot of businesses coming,” said founding partner Kaleb Harrell. “Plus, with a building that age, you can always expect something unexpected. We’re going to need a bit more… …read more