Best Of 2017

BEST HOLDING STRONG: Daddy Kool Records and Fubar


A biscuit place. That’s what’s getting plopped into the place formerly occupied by live music venue The Local 662, which was one of many businesses to contribute to the resurgence (and eventual rising rents) on downtown St. Pete’s 600 Block. Local’s neighbors, the divey, genre-agnostic Fubar and longtime St. Pete residents Daddy Kool Records, plan to stay there, but we’re gritting our teeth watching the price of a square foot rise with every passing month. Fubar, 658 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 424-1809 / Daddy Kool Records, 666 Central Avenue North, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-5665 —Ray Roa