After a brief summer break, the Deuces Live Sunday Market located in St.Pete's historic Midtown area off of 9th Avenue and 22nd Street South, kicked off its fall season on Sunday, serving up live music, food and fun while showcasing area businesses. The market will be open to 1 to 6 p.m. every Sunday through late spring.
The community market, which began last spring, joins the growing local market scene and aims to build a more united community by featuring music, fresh produce, the arts and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Deuces Live is a Florida Main Street grant recipient and the Sunday market is part of that initiative’s efforts to revitalize the area which was once known for its culture and famous for the attracting musical heavyweights such as Dizzy Gillespie and James Brown.
Promoters believe free local Jazz, Gospel and R&B music will be the key to distinguishing the Deuces Live Sunday Market from other local market choices.
St. Pete District 7 Councilman Wengay “Newt” Newton kicked off the event with a pitch for Greenlight Pinellas, which promises improved bus service to Midtown and surrounding areas. The Greenlight Pinellas plan includes long awaited, later daily bus service to accommodate odd-hour work schedules.
- Ellen Kirkland
- "Newt" Newton Opens Deuces Live Sunday Market with a pitch for Greenlight Pinellas
The key to Greenlight winning approval in the November election may hinge on the black voter turnout, but African-American turn out in the recent Democratic primary between Nan Rich and Charlie Crist blacks was a paltry percent.
Part of Sunday market kick-off included a ribbon cutting commemorating the reinstatement of bus service to 22nd Street South, Brad Miller of Pinellas Suncoast Trasit Authority(PSTA) was on hand for the event.