May 22, 2020 By Bill DeYoung https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBREoiWRZQ4 Bill DeYoung of the St Pete Catalyst talks with Kevin Chadwick, owner of the Floridian Social Club in St. Petersburg, Florida, May 21, 2020. Realtor and philanthropist Kevin Chadwick was Thursday’s guest on The Catalyst Sessions, and he talked about the former State Theatre, which he purchased two years ago and has been renovating ever since. Renamed the Floridian

RAY ROA APR 15, 2020 10 AM It’s hard to even think about the return of live music during life under a stay-at-home order, but downtown St. Petersburg’s State Theatre got a new name last Monday. The Floridian Social Club introduced itself to Tampa Bay on April 6 in the form of an online sizzle reel. The clip traces 687 Central Ave.’s history as a bank,

By Bill DeYoung Contrary to previous reports, St. Pete’s State Theatre will not rise again. Instead, the historic 1924 building on Central – refurbished, renovated, retro-fitted and re-dedicated – will be known as the Floridian Social Club. The Floridian, for short. That’s the news Monday morning from Kevin Chadwick, the real estate broker who bought the State in 2018, shortly after the previous

James Bennett An aging, chalk-white building sits at 687 Central Ave. The architectural influences of the facade exaggerate the building’s age and give the impression that its original architects lived simultaneously in 19th century France and 1920s New York. Reliefs of bronze-painted eagles hover just outside the building’s ornamental buttresses, glass bricks on either side of the doors blur the interior and neon