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We are thinking of and praying for all people affected, directly and indirectly by the COVID19 virus.  There are several sources of information, linked below.

Restaurants on the corridor are open for take out. Please continue to support local restaurants by utilizing their pick up and delivery services.

The Historic 22nd Street South District

This area of St. Petersburg, the area around 22nd Street South and 9th Avenue South, was the former hub of black businesses, homes, and entertainment during the time of segregation.

St. Petersburg’s 22nd Street, dubbed “The Deuces” after its double 2’s, was the heart of a vibrant and prosperous African-American community on St. Pete’s South Side.  Having survived decades of blight caused by the construction of I-275, the heartbeat of this community is still strong. Deuces Live is a nonprofit organization created to revive and revitalize this historic neighborhood where Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday played, famous African-American baseball stars stayed and the black residents of St. Petersburg lived, worked and worshiped.

Join us in the fight to keep the Deuces Live!


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The Deuces Needs You!

The Deuces Live is honored to be a 2020 recipient of an “Our Town” grant through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Phase 1 of the grant involves developing a strategic creative placemaking strategy to celebrate the neighborhood’s rich culture and history and attract visitors to the area with new gateway signage.

Help our team better understand The Deuces by filling out our community survey. This survey will take approx. 10 minutes. Your input will inform our recommendations for programming and signage. Check out our NEA page for the latest information on this project.


The Deuces Live, Inc has worked tirelessly in its revitalization efforts of The Deuces corridor to create a vibrant community that attracts businesses and consumers while preserving its history & heritage.

We invite you to make The Deuces your home by participating in our events, becoming a Friend of The Deuces and patronizing our businesses and cultural institutions.

A community divided cannot stand. Our strength lies in the unity and love we have for our community and one another.

Photo courtesy City of St. Petersburg Flickr