St. Pete Beach Plan Would Direct More Cars Toward Corey Avenue, Business District
ST. PETE BEACH — Once upon a time, Corey Avenue was the city’s vibrant downtown economic center.
In the 1970s, a new bridge was built, and traffic that once brought beach visitors onto Corey Avenue shifted a block north to 75th Avenue.
In the past 40-plus years, shops and restaurants on Corey Avenue have struggled to stay in business.
Now city officials think they have an idea that could reverse that trend.