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Old 12-07-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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Default St. Pete Miscellaneous Questions

I'm going to be moving down to St. Pete in the next several weeks and have a couple of questions I haven't seen mentioned in other threads:

Water quality - as far as drinking goes, should I be saving myself the hassle and investing in a Brita system now or is the tap water decent? (33705 zip code)

Veteranarians - I have a (16 lb.) Birman mix cat that has a history of allergies and UTI's . I need a good vet, preferably one that would respond to a middle-of-the-night emergency if necessary; any recommendations?

Seafood Stores - Best place to buy fresh fish?

Define "business casual" for Florida weather. I'm from the Chicago area and I have a feeling the definition may be different, especially during the summer months in FL.

I'm sure I'll come up with other things but for now....any info is appreciated
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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Water quality = Some don't like it but I have been raised on it and I drink it daily.

Veterinarians = Sorry cant help you here.

Seafood Markets = Not too familiar with them in St. Pete but Crabby Bill's in Indian Rocks Beach is decent.

Depends on what your work will consider it. It can be anything from collared shirts and slacks or t-shirts and jeans.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Water quality = Some don't like it but I have been raised on it and I drink it daily.

Veterinarians = Sorry cant help you here.

Seafood Markets = Not too familiar with them in St. Pete but Crabby Bill's in Indian Rocks Beach is decent.

Depends on what your work will consider it. It can be anything from collared shirts and slacks or t-shirts and jeans.

I guess the water question could be more of a personal preferance.

I have been to crabby bills when visiting and like it quite a bit; plus I like the area. My family always visited the islands and beaches between pass-a-grille and clearwater beach so I wouldn't mind a drive for good seafood out that direction. To me that whole area was always "st. pete" Guess now I'll have to learn the difference lol.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Miami FL and New Jersey
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"business casual " is the same here as anywhere else lol... khakis.. nice shoes..the shirt can be a short sleeved dress shirt or a polo shirt tucked in with the top button loose.
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay area
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Water - I've read in the past that St. Pete failed to file water quality documents with the EPA. That makes me suspicious.
Seafood - We used to buy from Trapman's Market, on Gandy near 4th St. North. They had a fire last year and I'm not sure if they rebuilt, but we always liked the quality and prices. The Fourth St. Shrimp Store has been recommended to me, but I haven't been there yet.
Vet - We go to Tyrone Vet Hospital on Tyrone Blvd. They're not open 24/7 but can direct you to an after-hours clinic.
Hope you enjoy St. Pete!
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Oneida, NY
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Default Vets

I lived inthe Northeast section of St. Pete for 4 years and both my landlord and I, who had 4 cats between us, loved the folks at Haines Road Animal Hospital. Check out their website. Best vets that I have run across since my days in Syracuse.
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:27 AM
 
Location: FL
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Water quality - as far as drinking goes, should I be saving myself the hassle and investing in a Brita system now or is the tap water decent? (33705 zip code)
I'm not sure what water is like where you currently live, but I moved here (33707 zip code) a few months ago from NY.
The water is entirely different tasting.
I believe I will need a brita system; I cannot drink the H2O here.
It's a matter of personal taste.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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Water- Definately personal taste. I cook with it but don't drink it.

Vets- As someone mentioned, Haines Road A.H. Also in Northeast St. Pete, there is Noah's Ark A.H. Good care, and 24hrs. as well.


Seafood- Someone mentioned Trapmans and their fire. They haven't rebuilt. As far as I know, they haven't relocated either. There is however, another market almost right next to where Trapmans was. I believe it's called I.C. Sharks or something like that. I don't eat a whole lot of seafood, but I'm sure there is probably plenty more places.

A good place to go eat seafood is The Crab Shack on Gandy on the St. pete side of the bridge not too far east of 4th St.


Business casual- As someone else said, same thing as Chi. Only difference is, for several months of the year you'll be dripping with sweat from the house to the car, then the car to the office!

On the other hand, you won't have to wear a coat very often!
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Thanks for all the help everyone!
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Best place to buy sea-food? Go to the popular fishing spots and ask if anyone is selling fish :-D
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