22 reasons to visit Sunday Market on the Deuces

ST. PETERSBURG – New to the Sunday Market on the Deuces is a way to get in shape and loss a few extra pounds. Get your Zumba exercise on every Sunday from 3-4 p.m. beginning April 19 through the end of the market season on June 7. A certified Zumba instructor will be conducting the classes, which are free and open to the public. The only requirement is participation!

This Sunday! In addition to Zumba, please come by the market and get information on water and fire safety provided by the St. Petersburg Fire Department. There are mini instructional classes and handouts to make sure that everyone will stay safe this summer.

Produce is back! Sunday Market on the Deuces has a new community-focused produce vendor for the market. Want a quick and fast way to get fresh fruit and vegetables? Well, come to Sunday Market on the Deuces this Sunday afternoon and every Sunday until June 7 between the hours of 1 – 5 p.m. on the corner of 22nd Street South and 9th Avenue.

Want to get a dinner instead? There are hot food vendors that have already cooked Sunday dinner for you! Don’t worry about dessert either. Fresh baked cupcakes, pies and cake slices are available.

Thirsty yet? There is an organic drink vendor that will trick your taste buds! You’ll be drinking healthy and won’t even realize it!

Feel like a little retail therapy? There are vendors that are selling oils, jewelry, Afrocentric dolls, hats and clothing. In addition to vendors at the Sunday Market, local storefront retailers are open including restaurants featuring soul and creole food, and an award winning art gallery featuring art from the African Diaspora.

Don’t forget music. If you just want to come and listen to classic R&B and gospel, spend time just relaxing before your week begins.

Join us on the historic commercial district on 22nd Street South, known as the Deuces. The Deuces business district is in the midst of a resurgence. Sunday Market on the Deuces is a grassroots event for southern St. Petersburg neighbors to participate in the economic redevelopment of the area. One of the purposes of the market is to create a critical mass of retail traffic to expand the perception of 22nd Street South as a shopping destination.

Sunday Market on the Deuces has a goal to become one of many gathering places where the community can come for regularly scheduled events and activities offering a sense of place and a community destination core.

The desire is to build upon the positive identity that is emerging from the district and expand the increase in neighborhood pride. This is also an avenue to support local business owners by providing additional marketing opportunities that in turn will expand their customer base.

Interested in holding an event during Sunday Market on the Deuces or becoming a vendor? Please contact the Deuces Live at 727-433-8237 that’s 727-4DEUCES or email us at deuceslivestpetemainstreet@gmail.com.

Not sure where to start? Sunday Market on the Deuces will be offering brief training classes called

“How to Start a Business.” These classes will cover the required paperwork to operate your company.

The classes are free and reservations are not required. They are held every Sunday until June 7 from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. at 833 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. Classes begin April 19.

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