5 places to park if you're going to the Andrew Gillum town hall in St. Petersburg today

Campus parking will likely be crowded, so here are some other options.

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If you're headed to St. Petersburg College Gibbs Campus today to see Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speak at a town hall, parking on campus is likely going to be in short supply. Here's a few places you can park instead — but mind the street signs. Also, this is a free event but you do have to RSVP (and you can RSVP for Andrew Gillum's town hall here). Doors open at 11 a.m.; give yourself plenty of time to park and — for real — walk.

1. Eagle Crest Neighborhood (0.2 miles; 4 minute walk)

North of 66th St. N., between 9th and 5th Ave., St. Petersburg.

The streets of Eagle Crest are wide enough to accommodate street parking. Just don't block anyone's driveway, OK?

2. Pasadena Presbyterian Church (0.5 miles; 11 minute walk)

100 Pasadena Ave N, St. Petersburg.

The church has a big parking lot, and you also won't have to cross 66th Street.

3. Oak Tree Plaza (0.9 miles; 18 minute walk)

6125 9th Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Ever since the grocery store left, you can almost see tumbleweeds blowing through this parking lot. Pop into the Dollar Tree and buy something to justify parking there, OK?

4. Bed, Bath and Beyond parking lot (0.9 miles; 18 minute walk)

2060 66th St. N., St. Petersburg

The lot's pretty big and never full. Assuage your guilt and buy a Halloween-themed something at the Michael's, then walk south to SPC. Or use one of your 57 Bed, Bath & Beyond 20% off coupons (we know you have a folder). Yes, there's a Publix lot and the tag collector lot between Bed, Bath & Beyond and SPC, but there's never any parking anyway at either of those places (and some Publix stores get pretty aggressive about towing).

5. Walgreens & Earth Origins Market (0.6 miles; 12 minute walk)

66th Street and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg

This is closer than Bed Bath & Beyond but the parking can get pretty skinny, so even though it's closer than Oak Tree Plaza and Bed, Bath and Beyond, it's not the best choice. However, it's worth it if you want a piece of quiche from Craft Kafe. And we usually do...

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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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