New grocer, more retail in the works for downtown St. Pete

The site of an antiquated office building in downtown St. Petersburg will be redeveloped to include a glitzy new retail center anchored by a grocery store.

The ARC Group Inc., a St. Petersburg-based developer, filed plans with the city on April 16 to add 50,000 square feet of retail space and three levels of parking to the southwest corner of Central Avenue and Seventh Street South. The six-story office building, built in 1968 and owned by ARC, will remain on the site. (See site plan embedded below.)

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