The State Theatre Announces a New Name and Logo for the Historic Entertainment Venue in Saint Petersburg, FL

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The Floridian Social Club sheds new life to Downtown Saint Pete’s 600 Block
The new name and brand "Floridian" are a reflection and tribute to our cities past, with a clear vision of the people in our Community who will continue to celebrate with family and friends for generations to come.

The historic venue formerly known as the State Theatre in Saint Petersburg, FL is now the Floridian Social Club. When renovation is complete, the venue will have gone through a complete restoration of the building’s current infrastructure back to its historic past and much more. All of the buildings renovations were focused on creating an authentic roaring 1920’s art deco entertainment event venue, and at the same time maintain the palimpsest features from when the original building was built. The new name and brand "Floridian" are a reflection and tribute to our cities past, with a clear vision of the people in our Community who will continue to celebrate with family and friends for generations to come.

Kevin Chadwick, A second-generation St. Pete native, Owner / Principle of the Theatre, remembers the State Theatre of his youth, one of the last first-run movie houses left standing in downtown. “St. Pete has never been more exciting, more roaring, or more fun than it is right now. I think we’re all getting a rare opportunity to experience the true renaissance of a city right before our very eyes. "I want to restore a very special piece of our cities history, and to engage our community to frequently use the Theatre to celebrate life's events." The Theater will soon be 100 years old, In 2024. I think It is Important to restore the Theatre authentically to Its historical roots, in hopes that it will survive another 100 years. “The Theatre has gone through many evolutions in its lifetime, and I believe we are approaching one of its finest times."

Chadwick, who operates the largest Keller Williams franchises in Florida with 7 offices in Tampa Bay, 1,500 agents and over $3 billion in annual sales, purchased the State Theatre in July 2018 and has been under construction ever since. Chadwick bought the Theatre as a legacy property for his family and says the project has become much more than just an investment property, it’s become a passion project for everyone Involved. It was important to Chadwick to assemble a local team to restore the Theatre and he couldn’t be happier with the result. Our development team is made up of, Jack Bodziak, Architect; Peter Boyd, Construction; Creative Arts, Fabrication & Design; ESI Conrad Andrews, Sound & Lights; Lisa Gilmore, Interior Design; and the brand ID and operation is supported by ahVanguard Creative Solutions.

Kevin Chadwick enjoys saying his kids are third-generation St. Pete natives. “our family legacy, the Floridian Social Club is, in my hopes, a property that will continue to thrive and be enjoyed by all for the next 100 years.

Brandon Huskins, Operating Director for the Floridian Social Club, added, “we estimate the approximately 800-person capacity venue will host 50 to 60 “name” concert events per year and be available to local and regional organizations to host their special events, weddings, awards, lectures, and any other celebration. “We want to offer diverse programming that everyone in St. Pete, at some point, will have something to come out and be part of”. The Floridian will operate as authentic 1920s style lounge during the week and a full-blown CLUB with live performances on weekends.

For more information about Floridian Social Club’s entertainment and services, please contact Jenny Holla, Events Director at (727) 742-0122 or via email at

About Floridian Social Club

Floridian Social Club, serving the Saint Petersburg, Florida market will operate as a lounge, night club and concert venue. Our mission is to re-engage our communities as a multi-event venue that will frequently be used to celebrate life’s events. The vision to cultivate an environment that entertains, inspires and creates memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.

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