ST. PETERSBURG — The battle over the sale of the historic former YMCA building is over and developer Nick Ekonomou, who bought it more than a year ago, is ready to begin restoration.
“The project now moves forward full steam ahead,” he said Wednesday.
Ekonomou said he has hired local architect Jack Bodziak and is engaging a contractor to convert the 1927 building at 116 Fifth St. S into short-term luxury rentals. It will also feature a wedding venue, restaurant and a members-only club. The South Florida developer also said he’s about to sign a contract with Scatter Brothers Productions to film a documentary of the restoration.