MTV’s ‘Floribama Shore’ had afternoon tea at The Chattaway in St. Petersburg today

The episode should air in the fall.

click to enlarge (L-R) Nilsa Prowant, Erik Williams, Chattaway owner Jill Frers, Chattaway manager Chad Pearson and Candace Rice. - thechattaway/Facebook
thechattaway/Facebook
(L-R) Nilsa Prowant, Erik Williams, Chattaway owner Jill Frers, Chattaway manager Chad Pearson and Candace Rice.


The Chattaway is one of those St. Petersburg restaurants that locals hold near and dear to their hearts. It looks like at least two cast members of MTV reality show Floribama Shore appreciate it, too.

On Wednesday afternoon, The Chattaway’s Facebook page posted a photo of two cast members — including Nilsa Prowant, who was recently arrested for flashing cops and kicking out a car window in St. Pete — enjoying the gloomy afternoon alongside longtime Chattaway owner Jill Frers, and Chattaway employees Erik Williams and manager Chad Pearson. Floribama Shore cast member Candace Rice is also in the pic.

Pearson, 21, told CL that the crew coordinated the visit with the restaurant a few weeks ago and they were on-site for about an hour and a half to have the restaurant’s signature afternoon tea.

“They were funny, they were nice. I liked them,” Pearson added. “[MTV] said to look for the episode sometime in September or October.”

Say what you want about having the show filming in our city, at least they’re supporting local businesses.

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