It’s only January, but St. Petersburg mainstay Pete’s Bagels is already at work on two major projects. One is its second St. Pete location, opening at the old Harbordale Standard Oil Station. Another was reported on by St. Pete Rising last week:
“Owners Steven and Sara Peterman and Operations Manager Erica Gonzalez, who debuted Pete’s General in 2019 in St. Petersburg’s Historic Uptown, have executed a lease for a 1,500-square-foot retail building in Gulfport,” says the coverage.
The new location, previously occupied by Rico’s Pizza, will house a production facility that will supply both St. Pete bagel shops with fresh bagels daily. In addition to supplying Pete’s Bagel’s other shops, the Gulfport facility will feature a walk-up window where guests will be able to order bagels to go. (The location will not feature seating or any items from the brand’s sandwich menu.)
With extra space no longer needed for bagel prep, the current store in the Grand Central District will add a full coffee bar, the St. Pete Rising coverage adds.
What Now reached out to Steven Peterman on Tuesday to inquire about the brand’s expansion plans. Peterman was not immediately available for comment.
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