THE FLORIDIAN SOCIAL CLUB: A PLACE FOR THE COMMUNITY
MEMBER SPOTLIGHTAPRIL 13, 2020
If you have never heard of the State Theatre, please take a couple of minutes to view the video above to give you some background on the historic site.
If you are familiar with the State Theatre, then we are proud to introduce you to the Floridan Social Club.
It all started back in 2018, when Kevin Chadwick, real estate agent and third generation ‘Burger, committed himself to preserving a special piece of history in St. Pete as a way to give back to the community. When he heard that the last of the great theatres in St. Pete was on the market and that other developers wanted to repurpose the site, destroying the historic gem, he knew he had to buy the State Theatre.
Over the last two years of renovations, Chadwick and his team have created an 8,600 square foot venue that can host up to 800 people, a considerable amount more than the 600 the space could hold before. Working with historians from the City, Chadwick was able to find photographs of the then Alexander Bank when it first opened. Using those as their guide, they have made sure that the building will look exactly the same on their opening day as it did in 1924.