The Deuces is Live once again! The historical 22nd Street South corridor, which featured the likes of James Brown and Dizzie Gillespie, is launching “Sunday Market on the Deuces.”
Deuces Live is one of three Main Street programs in St. Petersburg that bring together neighborhoods, residents and business commerce. The group will introduce a community market starting this Sun., April 6.
The City of St. Petersburg is sponsoring the launch of the market to help support growing entrepreneurs, new businesses and small businesses. Renovated locations on the Deuces include businesses such as an ice cream shop, a consignment shop, restaurants, advantage training, a barbershop, financial services and more.
“It is important for the City of St. Petersburg to promote and support bringing commerce back to this area,” said Nikki Gaskin-Capehart, director of Urban Affairs for the City of St. Petersburg. “The Sunday Market on the Deuces will bring a level of exposure for small businesses on the 22nd Street corridor, enjoyable outing for the family and provide goods and services for reasonable prices.”
The market will bring cultural opportunities, unique goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, retail items along with drawings and prizes. It will also have home-baked goods, seafood, flowers and plants, arts & crafts, home goods and entertainment.
The “Sunday Market on the Deuces” will be located on 22nd Street and 9th Avenue South, behind the former Sidney Harden grocery store. Local music phenomena, Slick Ali, featuring Sojourner and a guest appearance by Mr. Mizzim will make a “tour stop” and provide exciting entertainment. They’ll perform their smash hit “Stomp Out Sin.” The City of St. Petersburg is also bringing its show mobile along with a deejay and TASCO.
The Deuces Live, “Sunday Market on the Deuce” is produced by Deuces Live, a Florida Main Street community. Vendor booths are still available at a low rate of $60 for four weeks (one month). Vendors are required to register and provide their own tent. To become a vendor, or for more information, please contact Veatrice Farrell, Deuces Live Main Street Program, firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-433-8237.