Floridian Social Club

New name revealed for former State Theatre in downtown St. Petersburg

by Andrew Harlan

The 600 Block icon is getting a makeover. For months, residents have eagerly watched progress on the historic State Theatre. The revitalized music and arts venue will be a fully activated spot for revelry, relaxation, cocktails and conversation. The shared vision of real estate broker Kevin Chadwick, and operating partner Brandon Huskins, and realized by the prolific Boyd Construction and Creative Arts, will make the music venue an integral part of St. Pete’s future. That vision begins with a new name. Goodbye State Theatre; Hello Floridian Social Club.

So, what’s in a name?

“As we enter a new decade and complete the renovation we wanted to update the name and look alongside the physical upgrades,” said Operations Partner Brandon Huskins. “The idea was to go back in time to the 1920’s. We are proud to be from St. Pete and as more people move into the area, we’re all proud to be Floridians. The name should speak to locals and all of our visitors throughout the country.”

Huskins is a St. Pete native, and owner Kevin Chadwick is a third generation St. Petersburg resident. Turning this venue into a arts and entertainment beacon is a dream realized for the pair.