Green Bench Brewing with RE/MAX Metro

 

 

When most St. Petersburg residents hear the words ‘green bench,’ they think of the city’s infamous brewery. However, this name was actually pulled from a marketing tool directed towards tourists in the 1900s. Back then, over 3,500 benches brimmed the sidewalks and stood before stores, all uniform in size and color. While St. Petersburg was commonly referred to as “The Sunshine City,” it also gained the title, “The City of Green Benches.” Although some saw the benches as a way to attract visitors, they remind others of segregation in the city.

Nathan Stonecipher, co-owner of Green Bench Brewing, explained the reason for the company’s name. “It was an unfortunate and ugly thing that we went through as a city here,” he said. “Our idea was to bring it back and take new ownership of the green benches and really show that there’s a place for all.” With this goal in mind, Nathan and his fellow owners settled on this piece of history for their brewery’s name. “We really wanted a name that would pay homage to our area, but would also challenge us too as we looked at our history,” he explained.

Green Bench Brewing began about seven years ago with co-owners Khris Johnson, Nathan Stonecipher and Steven Duffy. The three were raised in St. Petersburg and wanted to start a project that would add to their city. “For us, this was a labor of love for many years before we got to a point where we could open our doors,” Nathan told us. Over the years, each co-owner has inherited different tasks in order to make their company the best it can be. Khris, the “creative guru,” comes up with and tweaks the beer recipes. Nathan works primarily with management, accounting, and in his own words, “all the boring stuff.” Steven looks at the construction side of things, building and expanding as they see fit.

Recently, Green Bench Brewing opened an additional space called Webb’s City Cellar. The facility focuses on sour beers, saisons, Belgium and Northern French inspired beers, with production in mead and cider too. Unlike anything else in Florida, Webb’s City Cellar showcases their large scale aging process for beers and ciders. “We really wanted something that would give people in the state of Florida a different type of space to go see… and this is what we envisioned,” Nathan said.

 

“We’re never quite sure how these beers are going to end up, which is part of what makes it exciting for us.”

 

Along with the new space, Green Bench Brewing has begun to introduce new kinds of drinks and flavors. Among these is Alice, which is a new line of sours. With flavors like raspberry and peach, this take on golden sours is already becoming a huge hit. “We’re never quite sure how these beers are going to end up, which is part of what makes it exciting for us,” Nathan admitted. Green Bench Brewing is constantly tweaking recipes towards the taste of the changing market. “We’re always experimenting with something new around here, which is what makes it fun.” Stop by at Green Bench to see what’s brewing!

Posted on June 18, 2019 at 1:53 pm
REMAX Metro | Category: Uncategorized

Tracey Strube Highlights Pinellas County Real Estate Market

Introducing Episode 1 of our brand new Metro Cast!
In this episode, our Managing Broker, Tracey Strube, and In-House Photographer/Videographer, Ryan Harris, discuss the current Real Estate market in the Pinellas County area. Check out the discussion below.
Posted on February 26, 2019 at 3:55 pm
REMAX Metro | Category: Uncategorized

Top Agents & Teams – December 2018

The Best Performing Realtors December 2018

Top By Office

Downtown St Petersburg Florida

Treasure Island Florida

Tierra Verde Florida

Seminole Florida

 

 

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm
REMAX Metro | Category: Uncategorized

Top Agents & Teams – November 2018

The Best Performing Realtors November 2018

Top By Office

Downtown St Petersburg Florida

Treasure Island Florida

Tierra Verde Florida

Seminole Florida

 

 

Posted on January 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm
REMAX Metro | Category: Uncategorized

Top Realtors & Teams for October 2018

Did you know RE/MAX agents lead the real estate industry in almost every category? Training, certificates, designations, earnings, years of experience, and sales volume… Both Globally and at home in the US… Yep, it’s hard to go wrong when you choose to work with the best realtors around!

Agent & Team Awards – Top Sales – October 2018

Top 10 Agents (Company Wide)

Top 10 Teams (Company Wide)

Top Performing Realtors – Oct 2018

DTSP

Tierra Verde

Treasure Island

Top Performing Teams – Oct 2018

DTSP

Seminole

Treasure Island

Tierra Verde

 

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm
REMAX Metro | Category: Top Agents, Top Teams, Uncategorized

Metro Top Agents & Teams for September 2018

Top 10 Individual Realtors Company Wide – September 2018

Top 10 Real Estate Teams Company Wide – September 2018

In case you were wondering who the best is…

Best Individual Agents Downtown St. Petersburg – September 2018

Top Real Estate Teams Downtown St. Petersburg – September 2018

Top Real Estate Teams (New Office) Seminole – September 2018

Best Individual Agents Tierra Verde – September 2018

Top Real Estate Teams Tierra Verde – September 2018

Best Individual Agents Treasure Island – September 2018

Top Real Estate Teams Treasure Island – September 2018

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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Why Choose REMAX Metro?

Posted on October 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm
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Top Agents and Team Awards August 2018

Top Agents – Company Wide

Top Teams – Company Wide

Top Agents – Individual Offices

Top Teams – Individual Offices

 

Posted on September 20, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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Buying and Selling Tips from RE/MAX Metro

Buying Tips

How I Can Help You Buy a Home

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Whether it’s your first home or if you’re an experienced buyer, purchasing a home is a complex process.
By working with us, you’ll find a home in the neighborhood where you want to live,
one that fits your budget and meets your goals for features, quality, and value.
Once you’ve found the home that’s right for you, we will guide you through the process of making an offer;
negotiating the terms of the sale; getting your potential purchase inspected, repaired and appraised; and closing the sale.

 

When you work with us, you will:

  • Be more likely to find the home that meets all your criteria
  • Lessen the amount of time it will take to find your home
  • Understand all the terms, processes and documents used when buying your home
  • Have up-to-date market information that will allow you to make informed decisions
  • Have a skilled negotiator working on your behalf, one who is committed to looking after your best interests
  • Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that all the details of your purchase are being taken care of by an experienced and knowledgeable professional

Selling Tips

How We Can Help You Sell a Home

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Helping find a buyer for your home is only one facet of a real estate professional’s job. There are many more aspects including explaining the basic real estate practices and principles and all the related paperwork, Performing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to help determine your home’s value, helping to prepare your home for sale, listing your home, marketing your home, keeping you informed throughout the process. When the sale begins, it’s important to work with someone who will assist you with the paperwork, negotiate on your behalf, make sure deadlines are met, and work with the escrow company.

 

By working with us, you will:

  • Be more likely to realize the highest return on the sale of your home
  • Reduce the number of days your home is on the market
  • Become familiar with all the terms, processes and paperwork involved in selling your home
  • Have confidence that your home will enjoy exposure to more buyers and agents with qualified buyers
  • Receive regularly updated market information that will enable you to make informed decisions
  • Have a skilled negotiator working on your behalf
  • Have peace of mind knowing that all the details of your sale are being handled properly by a licensed and trained professional
Posted on May 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm
REMAX Metro | Category: Main Blog, Uncategorized