The Peabody — yep, that well-reviewed downtown St. Pete restaurant — has started changing its name to The Library.
Opened almost five months ago as part of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital research and education building, the restaurant is inspired by Baltimore's George Peabody Library, which serves as the research library of Johns Hopkins University.
According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, The Peabody's name change isn't related to the recent Tampa Bay Times investigation that exposed high mortality rates at the All Children's Heart Institute in St. Pete. The stylish restaurant simply wanted to showcase its "affiliation with the George Peabody Library in Baltimore" more thoroughly.
Back in November, CL Food Critic Jon Palmer Claridge said of The Peabody: "I had no idea what to expect as we entered the hospital campus, but there's easy-access valet parking, the friendliest attentive waitstaff, a totally winning relaxed menu, and decor that'll make you feel like shouting to the rooftops — even though it looks like a library. What more could you ask?"
The restaurant, featuring everything from hanging globe pendants and tall bookcases to dark wood and different hues of blue, serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.