Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced yesterday that EDGE District Main Street in St. Petersburg has been designated the May 2018 Florida Main Street Community of the Month. Communities are selected based on their development achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program.
“The EDGE District has made a big impact in the four years it has been a Main Street program,” said Secretary Detzner. “Their Main Street team has worked hard to preserve the community’s history and to create a vibrant district with a variety of retail, restaurants and activities.”
Since its designation in 2014, the EDGE District has received eight awards for outstanding programs, business and volunteers.
EDGE is an acronym for “Entertainment, Dining, Galleries and shops, Etcetera.” Nestled between First Avenue North and Central, from MLK to 16th Street, the district encompasses about nine blocks. An area once almost deserted has now become a place with dozens of active businesses ranging from galleries and shops to restaurants and bars.
Active communities are chosen on a monthly basis based on their developmental achievements and participation in the Florida Main Street Program.