Beach Drive A Place for Royalty

I lived here in St. Pete for 25 years, was gone for 25 years, and now I’m back.

It’s changed, downtown especially.

  • For the worse, if you were a ne’er-do-well, like I was back then, who flourished in bohemian bars tucked away on seedy side streets.
  • For the better, if you are old and mellow, like I am now, and have grown accustomed to upscale promenades with outdoor cafes & restaurants.

Beach Drive, down along the waterfront, is almost unrecognizable to those of us who loitered on Central Avenue back in the mid-80s.

It has become . . . Well, uh . . . fit for a Queen?

Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida
Created By
John Hayes


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