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Corey Givens hosting downtown business owners fundraiser May 8

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A group of downtown businesses owners will be hosting a reception next week to support Corey Givens Jr. in his bid for St. Petersburg City Council.

The event will take place 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Parkshore Grill, 300 Beach Dr. NE in downtown St. Petersburg.

Givens is running for the District 6 seat, which encompasses portions of downtown, Midtown, Old Northeast, Bahama Shores and other Southeast neighborhoods. Term-limited Karl Nurse currently holds the seat.

“The purpose of this event is to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs and small-business owners to voice their concerns about a number of issues such as jobs, The Pier, and our waterfront. We’ll also discuss ways that we can work together to diversify our economic base,” Givens said.

The host of the luncheon is local restaurateur Steve Westphal, owner of 400 Beach Seafood & Taphouse, Parkshore Grill and The Hanger.

Information and donations to Givens’ campaign can be made through

Primaries for the City of St. Petersburg mayoral race are Aug. 29; general election at-large voting is Nov. 7.

Other District 6 contenders include Akile Cainion, Gina Driscoll, James Scott, James Jackson, Sharon Russ, Maria Scruggs and Justin Bean.


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