Key player in Miami’s trendy Wynwood development turns eye toward St. Pete

March 24, 2021
Emily L. Mahoney, Tampa Bay Times

Anyone who’s visited Miami recently likely knows of Wynwood, a former manufacturing warehouse district that was transformed into a hipster mecca known for its colorful murals and trendy shops and restaurants — including an ultra-popular taco joint that was once visited by former President Barack Obama.

Joe Furst, who oversaw financing, development and leasing initiatives in Wynwood for the development company that had a major hand in the area’s makeover, has recently set his sights on St. Pete. About a year and a half ago, he bought about nine acres of land for redevelopment along 22nd Street S, from 1st to 6th avenues, within the bounds of the Warehouse Arts District.

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