Tenants are enjoying the latest amenity at Morgan Stanley Tower. A brand new, state-of-the art fitness center.
Morgan Stanley Tower is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation including a brand new lobby that has been designed by Gensler, one of America’s most respected architects. The new lobby will feature new stone floors and walls, and a 30 foot high wall of light. Gensler is widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, not just the largest.
Additional renovations include a high-end fitness center and a major upgrade to the parking building’s parking garage. Ownership is installing an all new state-of-the art elevator system for both the building and the garage, which will be completed in 2015. The tenant floors will also be extensively renovated with new tile floors, new lighting, new carpeting, and bathroom upgrades.
In August of 2013, a joint venture consisting of affiliates of Feldman Equities, Tower Realty Partners and Second City Capital Partners, acquired the 17-story, 187,000 square foot office building located at 150 Second Avenue North in downtown St. Petersburg (formerly known as Wells Fargo Plaza). The joint venture purchased the Class A office building for $20 million ($107 per square foot). The building was 65% occupied at the time of the acquisition (earlier that year Wells Fargo Bank vacated 22,000 square feet). “Leasing momentum at the building exceeded even our own expectations,” said Feldman. “We’ve leased nearly 70,000 square feet since we bought the building. Companies are responding to the building’s outstanding location, aggressive rental rates and water views.” In July of 2014 the building was officially renamed Morgan Stanley Tower after after the financial services giant leased multiple floors in the building. The Morgan Stanley name now graces the downtown skyline as new signage was erected. Other notable deals included Enstar US – 13,621 square feet and RE/MAX Metro – 9,218 square feet.
The building is one of downtown St. Petersburg’s best-located, premier Class A office buildings with water views of Tampa Bay and a premium downtown location across from the new Sundial Shops (formerly BayWalk).
The highly anticipated arrival of Sundial and its retail tenants has caused a tremendous amount of buzz this year. Today, the soon-to-be downtown shopping epicenter officially announced the establishments that will be operating there.
Locally-owned C1 Bank will place two ATMs at the Sundial location with the second floor ATM being “state-of-the-art” according to the company.
Nearly all business involved are based out of Florida. Welcome to the new St. Pete, here are your new neighbors.
For 3 decades, Chicos has been the go-to fashion spot for women seeking artisan designs and prints. Chicos was founded in 1983 as a small boutique selling Mexican folk art and sweaters on Sanibel Island. Since then, Chicos has become a clothing mainstay with over 700 stores nationwide, a monthly catalog and round-the-clock shopping. Discover what the chic outfitters is all about at their official website.
They’ve been open for a little while now, but it never hurts to remind the Burg where their ultimate source for diamonds and champagne is. Diamonds Direct is a trendsetting organization that imports conflict-free diamonds from Belgium, South Africa and Israel directly to St. Pete. The store features top brands such as Gucci, Michael Kors, Pandora, Burberry and Versace. The stores most unique feature is their design your own piece with the 3D space Pro CAD System and can monitor its creation with a 3D “grower.”
Florida Jean Company
Florida Jean Company opened in the Sunshine State in 2006. The store will carry top denim brands like Lucky Brand, Sun Bum, Rock Revival, Agave Denim, Rider and Rocket Dogs. Everything sold in the store is designed to make your outdoor lifestyle more comfortable. Find your perfect pair at Florida Jean Company.
Jackie Z Style Co.
Jackie Zumba created this boutique with the concepts of luxury, elegance and affordability. Voted best of Sarasota in 2013 and 2014, Jackie Z Style Co. stays ahead of the fashion curve with men’s and women’s brands such as Jared Lang, Stone Rose and Psycho Bunny. If you need something outstanding for a night out, look not further than Jackie Z’s.
L.O.L. Kids will be the premier retailer carrying the finest European brands for kids. This childrenswear boutique will offer the best selection of up to date fashion trends for your children so back to school and holiday shopping don’t have to be such tumultuous processes. They already have locations in NYC and West Hollywood and look to continue their insignia in the Sunshine City. They will carry designers such as Monnalisa, Miss Blemarine, Ki6 and iDO.
juxtapose, a Tampa-based company, is the shared dream of two sisters. The store will feature cerebrally curated home furnishings, kitchen essentials, unique gifts and local handmade jewelry and select women’s contemporary fashion. The store opened in Hyde Park village in 2011 and is defined by owner Kallie Wesley as “Florida’s casual with some sparkle.”
Locale & Farmtable Kitchen
The epicurean style market, featuring a casual sit-down restaurant for any customer so inclined, has stirred the St. Pete culinary pot since its announcement as a tenant. Owned by Michael Mina and Don Pintabona, the market will feature fresh produce, meats and cheese along with an artisan bakery and ice cream shop. Michael Mina owns restaurants all over the world from Miami and San Fran, to Vegas and New York. Don Pintabona is a former executive chef for Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Restaurant in New York. The market is slated to open sometime in the fall and with two floors of space seeks to enhance the foodie culture already prevalent in the Burg.
lululemon St. Petersburg showroom
lululemon is a yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that creates components for individuals to live long, happy, fun lives. Their products are designed to keep customers active while relieving them of stress. The store works tirelessly with yogis and other athletes to study the versatility of all their products so they can better design new pieces of equipment and clothing to better suit the healthy lifestyle of their demographic. The company is based out of Canada.
Marilyn Monroe Glamour Room
Marilyn Monroe Glamour Room is a one-of-a-kind spa that embraces the glamorous and vivacious spirit that Monroe left behind. The spot will feature all the typical amenities one would expect to find at a spa and salon but with a heavy emphasis on prepping clients for special events. The Glamour Room will carry a signature line of hair and skin care products and cosmetic and beauty products specifically designed for the Marilyn Monroe customer. You can find these boutiques in NYC, Maui, Miami, Monterey and Orlando.
The iconic steakhouse known as Ruth’s Chris comes to St. Pete. The high end restaurant has its headquarters in Winter Park and now has locations all over the country. Their brand of New York strips has been described as decadent and euphoric and we can’t wait to add another notch to the Burg’s culinary culture.
Sea Salt functions on the philosophy of fresh ingredients melding together with fresh ideas. Their artisan menu rotates daily with offerings of select wines and premium seafood cuisine. The restaurants aim is to create a unique and exquisite experience for each and every customer that comes through the door. Prepare to enjoy a plate that will behold a flavor specifically designed to your taste.
The Shave Cave
St. Pete’s own Shave Cave will soon call Sundial home. Men can enjoy a classic haircut or hot towel shave by a certified master barber while sipping on a local craft beer, glass of wine or whiskey. The barber shop will also offer aa variety of premium hair and skin care products for the customer who wants to feel the fresh effects of a clean shave and cut on a daily basis. The Cave was founded in 2010 with the goal to provide men with the finest grooming products from all over the globe.
Swim n’ Sport
Swim n’ Sport recently celebrated 60 years of doing business in the Sunshine State. They have 33 locations nationwide and has evolved into the premium store for all your casual and athletic swimwear needs. The store now specializes in swimwear separates, monokinis, tankinis and beach accessories in fun, hip and sexy styles for all women.
Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of coastal living, Tommy Bahama is dedicated to the good life.Their men’s and women’s apparel offers the perfect hybrid of comfort and luxury and the luxury of comfort. They have nearly 100 stores across the country plus locations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau and Singapore. This is the first Tommy Bahama for Pinellas County so prepare to dress the part of Sunshine City residents, St. Pete.
Tracy Negoshian & His
Tracy Negoshian & His offers the ultimate family shopping experience. Tracy Negoshian is a St. Pete-based fashion designer who provides conscious fashion for women that is bold and trendy and made of machine washable materials at a reasonable price. Women aren’t their only focus. The store will also offer leading men’s brands such as Southern Tide and Peter Millar.
White House | Black Market
White House | Black Market sells exclusively designed, private branded clothing for women. the store offers a uniquely feminine and affordable alternative to designer fashion. Whether you’re looking for a professional outfit or something to wear for the weekend White House | Black Market has the top, bottom, footwear and accessories to make an outfit designed complete for you. They began in 1985 as a small boutique in Baltimore, MD called The White House offering exceptional brands in shades of white and ivory. 10 years later they opened the Black Market and officially combined the boutiques in 1997. With over 400 boutiques and 50 outlets scattered across the U.S., White House | Black Market is the perfect boutique for young professionals and seasoned residents.