April 22, 2021

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| 2/18/2021

› $5.4 million Winter Park land sale breaks city record
An empty lot in Winter Park sold for $5.4 million in January, the most expensive land sale in the city’s history. The 2.25-acre lakefront property at 570 Seminole Drive was originally listed in 2018 for $6.9 million. It last sold in 2007 for $3.75 million. A structure on the property was demolished some time after the last sale.

› Localtopia returns to St. Petersburg’s Williams Park
A year ago, tens of thousands of people packed into downtown St. Petersburg to attend Localtopia, the massive “community celebration of all things local.” That’s sort of surreal in that the nation started to close down weeks later. Keep St. Petersburg Local has been producing the event since 2014. Localtopia 2020 was the pinnacle of the festival’s success, with more than 300 vendors and an estimated 30,000 people in attendance.

› Florida agri-business announces new co-CEO restructure
Cherrylake and IMG Citrus, who are both subsidiaries of IMG Enterprises, a 90-million-dollar Florida agri-business with diversified operations in citrus, ornamental landscape, ecosystem restoration, and real estate, announced the appointment of Melanie Ressler, Timothee Sallin, and Chloe Gentry as co-CEOs of the company. Michel Sallin, who is the co-founder of IMG Enterprises and previously sole CEO, will continue on the board of directors.

› Moishe Mana breaks ground on ‘Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub’ in Miami
Miami developer Moishe Mana has broken ground on what he is calling the Nikola Tesla Innovation Hub, part of his planned Flagler District downtown. The hub, a 13-floor 136,000 square foot office complex at 155 S. Miami Ave at Southeast 2nd Street, is slated to be completed at the end of 2021, with occupancy beginning in the first quarter of 2022.

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