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WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL TAMPA BAY FOR ELIJAH AND KALEENA'S WEDDING!

October, 2010 in St. Petersburg
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Ceremony: Lassing Park
Reception: Saint Petersburg Women's Club

Venues

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Ceremony:

Lassing Park

2042 Beach Dr SE
St Petersburg, FL 33705

"Beautiful view. Getting the permit from the city was easy and cost just $30."

Reception:

Saint Petersburg Women's Club

40 Snell Isle Blvd NE
St Petersburg, FL 33704

"The space is great. But working with them was not always pleasant. I had trouble contacting them for a full two weeks three weeks out from the wedding. They were also late getting the space set up when we came to decorate, but everything worked out in the end."

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Burrito Boarder

17 3rd St N
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Think Qdoba or Chipotle (only this is better than Chipotle.) Tasty tex-mex with a selection of teas too."

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Caddy's On the Beach

9000 W Gulf Blvd
Treasure Island, FL 33706

"Beach front low-key restaurant. Burger and fries type food, with tables right in the sand. They even have good veggie burgers!"

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Cupcake Spot

405 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"All they have is cupcakes... Cupcakes of every combination and flavor. Not a cheap stop ($2.75 for a single cupcake, with discounts available if you buy more) but perfect for a quick, yummy alternative to ice-cream."

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Evo's

2631 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704

"Get ready for it... they serve HEALTHY fast food. You will find healthy versions of burgers, fries, wraps, shakes and more"

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Hooker Tea Company

300 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Over 100 different kinds of tea to choose from. Great to sit and sip as you look out over the park or have it bagged and take it with you to enjoy once you get home."

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India Grill

409 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Great Indian Restaurant downtown. Buffet available at lunch for $9.95 and they often don't charge for kids."

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Joey Brooklyns Pizza

210 1st Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Hole-in-the-wall pizza place, but super tasty. They only have 12 or so chairs (8 of which are outside at 2 little tables) so plan to go at an off hour, take it back to the hotel, or buy it by the slice to enjoy as you walk around downtown Saint Pete."

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Mazzaros Market

2909 22nd Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33713

"Amazing Italian Deli and Dessert place. They also have coffee. It's inside of a beautiful Italian style market that sells pastas, meats, sauces, breads, wines, etc. Great place to wander around and enjoy lunch. It's easy to miss though because only the back side faces 22nd. So turn north on to 29th Street to park."

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Paciugo Gelato

300 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"It's gelato, need we say more? =) For those of you that are unfamiliar with the importance of this word- Gelato is Italian ice cream. It's richer than ice cream, but with less fat. It's magic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelato"

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Spiros

6801 Gulfport Blvd S
St Petersburg, FL 33707

"Greek food place run by a sweet family. Kaleena is here pretty much every week for the Greek Salad. Try the Chicken Souvlaki or a Gyro! They also have a small store attached that sells fresh produce, meats, desserts, and various Greek food products."

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Taste of Punjab

6540 Park Blvd
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

"Great Indian Restaurant with super friendly owners. Buffet available at lunch for $8.95"

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Ted Peters

1350 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707

"Locally famous smoked fish. Mostly covered outdoor seating, they're known for their grouper sandwiches and smoked fish dip."

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Tijuana Flats

2117 66th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33710

"Super yummy tex-mex food. (It's on the east side of the road tucked into the little strip-mall type thing a little south of the intersection)"

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Tijuana Flats

944 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Super yummy tex-mex food. (It's on the west side of the road.)"

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Arigato's

3600 66th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33710

"Hibachi and Japanese food. Great food and if you come during the "early bird" window of 5-6pm (4-5 on Sundays) it's super cheap for a full hibachi experience ($9-15.)"

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Byblos

2832 S MacDill Ave
Tampa, FL 33629

"Byblos is the place to come if you want to try a new food (Lebonese) in a great atmosphere. It's like stepping in to a whole new world."

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Cafe Cibo

8697 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33702

"Great hole-in-the wall authentic Italian place. Large portions, so plan to take home 1/2 of your meal."

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Cajun Cafe on the Bayou

8101 Park Blvd
St Petersburg, FL 33709

"Authentic cajun food at a bayou front restaurant. Be prepared for lots of fried and spicy things, but they serve all sorts of randomness like Alligator hamburgers. Zero vegetarian options, so only go if you're a carnivore."

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Ceviche's Tapas Bar and Restaurant

95 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"A great local place for tapas, drinks, and an enjoyable night out."

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Chattaway

358 22nd Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33705

"Out-door style seating with locally famous burgers and fries. And it's only 4 blocks from the ceremony, so this might be the perfect choice for your pre-wedding meal. Just don't fill up, as there will be plenty of food at the reception! CASH only!"

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Crabby Bills

5100 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

"Local well known Seafood chain. Think "Joes Crab Shack". Reasonably priced and they have non-sea food options as well."

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El Cap

3500 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704

"El Cap is a sports themed place that's easy to overlook. Cheap and locally famous for their perfect hamburgers. Saturdays are BBQ days if you're in the mood for a pulled pork sandwich as your pre-wedding lunch!"

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Golden Orchid Thai

5224 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33611

"Yummy Thai place!"

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Habana Cafe

5402 Gulfport Blvd S
St Petersburg, FL 33707

"If you've never had Cuban food, start here. For lunch, try the Cuban sandwiches. Dinner is up to you as we have yet to find a single thing we don't like. There's even a tasty veggie option!"

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Halong Bay

5944 34th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33714, US

"If you're looking for a morning after the wedding brunch this is a great place for Dim Sum! They also have a Chinese and a Vietnamese menu. Don't know what Dim Sum is? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim_sum"

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Hiros Tokyo Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

5250 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33703

"In the mood for hibachi? How about late night sushi? Hiro's is open for sushi until 2am Sun-Thurs and until 4am on Fri-Sat. After 10, they have 1/2 price specials where almost the entire menu is 1/2 the cost. And the sushi is good too!"

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Hooks Sushi

1210 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St Petersburg, FL 33705

"Great Sushi and Thai Food"

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India Grill

409 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Awesome downtown Indian food buffet. $9.95 at lunch and $14.95 for dinner."

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Lanna Thai

8300 Bay Pines Blvd
St Petersburg, FL 33709

"Great authentic Thai place. It's gorgeous inside, great service, and they do a beautiful job of presenting the food."

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Miguel's Mexican Cafe

3035 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609

"The only good, authentic Mexican that we've found in the Tampa Bay Area so far. Their lunch menu is the perfect price and portion. Try sitting outside, as long as you don't mind the traffic nearby."

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Multiple Restaurants

7200 US Highway 19 N
Pinellas Park, FL

"Right here in the same parking lot as the movie theater are the following restaurants: BJ's Brewery Chili's Applebees Pollo Tropical Panera Chick Fil A 5 Guys Panda Express Chipotle Starbucks A pizza place (can't remember the name)"

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Olive Garden

6700 U.S. 19
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

"We couldn't make a map and not include the OG. =)"

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Pane Rustica Bakery

3225 S MacDill Ave
Tampa, FL 33629

"Tasty breads, pastries along with amazing sandwiches, soups, and more hearty dishes for dinner at night."

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Pia's Trattoria

3054 Beach Blvd S
Gulfport, FL 33707

"Hole in the wall Italian place. Strictly outdoor seating, but it's under a canopy of twinkle lights."

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Pinky's Diner

3203 W Bay to Bay Blvd
Tampa, FL 33629

"This place is in the news regularly for their awesome food. Reasonably priced, they serve only breakfast and switch to soups and sandwiches for lunch. They close at 2pm."

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Sushi Rock Grill

1163 9th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33705

"Some of the best sushi in town, but pricier than most of the other suggestions."

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Thai Orchid

4339 66th St N
Kenneth City, FL 33709

"Fantastic hole-in-the-wall Thai place. Don't be fooled by the ugly strip mall exterior, it's beautiful inside and so tasty. Cheap lunch menu runs $8 including soup, wonton, and entree."

Things to Do:

Busch Gardens

10165 McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33617

"Amusement Park and Zoo combined! Busch Gardens has rides, animals, shows, etc. Check out their website for details. (Be sure to take as few cars as possible as it's $12 per car to park.)"

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Channel Side Bay Plaza

615 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602

"Great place for a little nightlife. They often have live music in the courtyard, as well as bowling, a movie theater, restaurants, and bars."

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Dali Museum

1000 3rd St S
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Largest collection of Salvador Dali works in the world and it's right on the water."

Things to Do:

Derby Lane Dog Racing Track

10490 Gandy Blvd N
St Petersburg, FL 33702

"In to dog racing? Come out to the track and see if you can win back some of the money you spent coming to the wedding. They also have poker tables if you'd like to try your hand at cards."

Things to Do:

Florida Orange Groves Winery

1500 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707

"Free tastings! They have wines made from all sorts of fruit instead of grapes, champagnes, and tons of random food and wine related gifts (think cheese logs and unique wine glasses.) Try the wine smoothies."

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Game Works

1600 E 8th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605

"Arcade and restaurant/bar. great for both kids and adults. Think Dave and Busters."

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Hard Rock- Hotel and Casino

5223 Orient Rd
Tampa, FL 33610

"A bit of a drive, but worth the trip if you collect Hard Rock memorabilia. This one includes a hotel, casino, and dance club."

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John's Pass

""Turn of the century style fishing village" turned tourist trap, but it's adorable. Shops, food, entertainment, boat/jet ski rentals, and more. Great place to pick up souvenirs."

Things to Do:

MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)

4801 E Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33617

"Fun and interactive museum, with a special area devoted to kids."

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Museum of Fine Arts

255 Beach Dr NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Fine arts museum downtown if you're in the mood for a little culture!"

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Polynesian Putter Mini-Golf

4999 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

"Putt-Putt Golf!"

Things to Do:

The Garden Bistro

217 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Live jazz on Friday nights and a Mediterranean themed menu make for a great night out!"

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Big Cat Rescue

12802 Easy St
Tampa, FL 33625

"It is actually a sanctuary for rescued exotic cats that have been injured, abused, or abandoned. They provide a permanent home for these animals as a non-profit educational sanctuary. Big Cat Rescue offers up front and personal encounters with over 100 cats of 16 different species. They offer day, night, feeding, and kids tours with prices varying from $25 - $100."

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Dr
Tampa, FL 33602

"Want to go watch the fishies? Check out the Florida Aquarium."

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Hyde Park Village

W Swann Ave & S Dakota Ave
Tampa, FL 33606

"Artsy district with antique shops, restaurants, and nice architecture. There's also a Cine Bistro."

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604

"Names the "Best Family Friendl Zoo in the USA" by Child Magazine. Visit Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo to get up close and personal with exotic animals of every kind."

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Raymond James Stadium

4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614

"Home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Check out the 2010 NFL football schedule to see if there's a game going on while you're here!"

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Saturday Morning Market

190 1st St SE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Saturday's ONLY from 9am-2pm: Fairly large outdoor farmers market. They sell spices, plants, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, pasta, art, jewelry, pet stuff, clothes, wood products, etc AND it's a great place to get lunch!"

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Skyway Bridge

"Beautiful bridge to see and/or drive over. There is a $1 toll to cross the bridge. However, you can turn around at the fishing piers before crossing through the other side of the toll, so you only have to pay $1 total if you'd just like to experience driving over the bridge."

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Stetson College of Law

1401 61st St S
St Petersburg, FL 33707

"Here's where Kaleena goes to school. It's a beautiful campus. If you're curious about it, and want a tour, let me know. But, remember you have to come back on May 14, 2011 for graduation anyway!"

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Sunken Gardens

1825 4th St N
St Petersburg, FL 33704

"Beautiful botanical gardens with lots of history. Check out the butterfly garden if you go!"

Things to See or Places to Visit:

The Pier

800 2nd Ave NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"The Pier is an icon in St. Pete and has restaurants, boat rentals, bike rental, fishing, and sight seeing from on top of the 5th floor. Valet park for $4 or park at one of the meters along the sides of the pier."

Things to See or Places to Visit:

Tropicana Field

1 Tropicana Drive
Saint Petersburg, FL

"Where the Tampa Bay Rays (baseball) play."

Nice Beaches:

Fort De Soto Beach

"This is a beautiful beach that was named American's best beach in 2005. It's generally much less busy than others, but it's a national park so there's not much here (meaning bring water and a picnic if you plan to stay for long.) The entire island has beaches, so don't feel that you have to stop right here."

Nice Beaches:

Pass-A-Grille Beach

"Absolutely gorgeous beach. This (or Treasure Island) is probably what you're thinking of when you think Florida. Pass-A-Grille tends to be a little more calm."

Nice Beaches:

Treasure Island Beach

"Absolutely gorgeous beach. This (or Pass-A-Grille) is probably what you're thinking of when you think Florida. Treasure Island tends to be a little more active and touristy."

Short Cruises and Boat or Jetskii Rental:

Electric Marina

375 2nd Ave NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Want to try your hand at boating? This marina rents electric boats by the hour. No loud, stinky gas motor. Just smooth quiet boating around the bay!"

Short Cruises and Boat or Jetskii Rental:

Frenchy's Jet Ski and Boat Rental

9555 Blind Pass Rd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

"Not the cheapest activity, but a must if you've never been on a jet ski before. No experience needed and technically you don't even have to know how to swim (they make everyone wear a life vest), but you must be at least 16 with photo I.D. to drive one. They also have one that seats up to 4 people if you have kiddos with you or want to split with someone else to save on cost. They also rent power boats and kayaks **We saw a wild dolphin swimming no more than 15 feet from us when we went!"

Short Cruises and Boat or Jetskii Rental:

Pirate Ship Rides

140 Boardwalk Pl W
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

"Oh yes, we said pirate ship. 2 hour cruises around the beaches on a pirate ship complete with water gun battles, stories, treasure hunt, and possible dolphin sightings. (Beer and wine included for the grown-ups. I can't imagine why...)"

Short Cruises and Boat or Jetskii Rental:

Starlite Lunch or Dinner Cruises, or Dolphin Cruises

3400 Pasadena Ave S
South Pasadena, FL 33707

"Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner cruise around beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. Buffet included and there's dancing on the dinner cruise. These cruises are usually a ton of fun. ----------------------------------------------------------------- There is also a Dolphin Cruise that leaves from this same location. Guaranteed to see Dolphins or your next ride is free! The website for that is: http://www.dolphinracer.com/"

Movies or Theater Productions:

AMC Theaters

210 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609

"14 screen AMC theater on the 3rd level of West Shore mall. Drive to the top of the parking garage and you can walk in the front door, or go up the escalators/elevators from inside the mall."

Movies or Theater Productions:

Baywalk and Muvico

151 2nd Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"In the mood for a movie? Baywalk has restaurants, a few stores, and a Muvico 20 screen theater. (Click on the Saint Petersburg location to look for movie times.) Park in the parking garage 1 block south and take your ticket with you. You can validate it at the theater for 4 hours of free parking. The entrance to the parking garage is on 2nd Street N in between 1st Ave N and Sunshine Ln NE."

Movies or Theater Productions:

Beach Theater

315 Corey Ave
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

"2 screen movie theater that shows more artsy movies and the occasional blockbuster release. Live production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show every Friday night at Midnight."

Movies or Theater Productions:

CineBistro

1609 W Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33606

"Think CinemaGrill (a movie theater and restaurant combined) only much more expensive. However, the food is a little more high end to make up for the price difference. Tickets are $12.50 and entrees run $7-19."

Movies or Theater Productions:

Regal Cinema

7200 US Highway 19 N
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

"Movie theater! This one can get a little over-run with teenagers at night, but the theater itself is really nice. (Use the zipcode 33781 when you search for movie times.)"

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Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

1010 N Macinnes Pl
Tampa, FL 33602

"In the mood for a live show? Catch a great performance here at the TBPAC. Multiple theaters means there's musicals, plays, and symphonies available to suit every kind of interest."

Store:

IKEA

1103 N 22nd St
Tampa, FL 33605

"IKEA is awesome. Enough said. If you've never been to one, it's a must. Household type items for super cheap. (They're not in Colorado or Alabama yet, so stock up while you're here!)"

Store:

International Plaza (Mall)

2223 NW Shore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33614

"This is the more upscale mall in the Tampa area (i.e. Gucci, Nordstroms, Ann Taylor, etc.) Great restaurants attached though (i.e. Cheesecake Factory)"

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Publix

250 3rd St S
St Petersburg, FL 33701

"Grocery store if you need to get any food while you're here. They also have a deli that makes amazing sub sandwiches if you're in need of a bite to eat."

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Publix

111 104th Ave
Treasure Island, FL 33706

"Grocery store if you need to get any food while you're here. They also have a deli that makes amazing sub sandwiches if you're in need of a bite to eat."

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Target

4450 Park St N
St Petersburg, FL 33709

"My beloved Target... So much better than Wal-Mart. But, alas, this is just a regular Target, not a Super one."

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Target

7150 U.S. 19
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

"My beloved Target... So much better than Wal-Mart. But, alas, this is just a regular Target, not a Super one."

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Target

1544 N Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33607

"My beloved Target... So much better than Wal-Mart. But, alas, this is just a regular Target, not a Super one."

Store:

The Prime Outlets at Ellenton

5461 Factory Shops Blvd
Ellenton, FL 34222

"Huge outlet mall with great deals on so many things! (Be aware there is a $1 toll to cross the SkyWay Bridge on your way to Ellenton.)"

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Tyrone Mall

Tyrone Blvd N
St Petersburg, FL

"The local mall in the Saint Pete area. It's a pretty standard, active mall, but nothing incredibly special."

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Walmart

3501 34th St S
St Petersburg, FL 33711

"In case you need anything at the store"

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West Shore Mall

250 Westshore Plaza
Tampa, FL 33609

"Mall just over the bridge into Tampa. Pretty standard in terms of stores and business. There's also an AMC movie theater upstairs."

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