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2017 March - MOU With Grand Central District

Apr 20, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding

Between

St. Pete Pride, Inc.

And

Grand Central District Association, Inc.









This Memorandum of Understanding (herein MOU) sets for the terms and understanding between the St. Pete Pride, Inc. (herein Pride) and the Grand Central District Association, Inc. (herein GCDA) to jointly share the street closure of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, between the cross streets of 28th Street and 31st Street on Sunday, June 25, 2017 between the hours of 3:00am and 8:00pm.



Background

For 2017, Pride was requested by the Mayor of the City of St. Petersburg to close three additional blocks of Central Avenue for the annual St Pete Pride Street Festival to ensure the inclusion of additional businesses, including Punky’s Bar & Grill, Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria, et. al.



Purpose

This MOU is created in order for there to be a successful St Pete Pride Street Festival. For the year’s 2003 to 2016, the intersections closed along Central Avenue was based on the number of exhibitors who registered to participate in the Street Festival. For 2017, the street closure is a set length not determined by this criteria. Therefore, Pride has extended the use of one block of the 2017 Central Avenue street closure to GCDA to host the monthly Grand Central Market in order to ensure the additional blocks are filled with exhibitors.



Roles and Responsibilities

To ensure the success of the purpose of this MOU:



St Pete Pride, Inc. agrees to:

  • Gather signatures necessary for the street closure of Central Avenue.

  • Accept exhibitors signed by GCDA that are limited to any businesses with twenty (20) or less employees, and a maximum of three non-profit organizations.

  • Mark the streets for placement of all exhibitor booths.

  • Coordinate the check-in of all exhibitors.

  • Designate on the St Pete Pride Street Festival map the area where the Grand Central Market will be located.

  • Promote the Grand Central Market as part of the St Pete Pride Street Festival.

  • Provide a discount code to parties interested in participating in the Grand Central Market once the Grand Central Market has sold out of its allotted fifty (50) exhibitor spaces.

  • Coordinate with GCDA on plotting of exhibitors.

  • Permit GCDA to charge exhibitors for exhibition space at the Grand Central Market.

  • Pay for 100% of the fees assessed for the street closure of Central Avenue.









Grand Central District Association, Inc. agrees to:

  • Provide a list of exhibitors of the Grand Central Market to Pride by Friday, June 9, 2017 that includes the business or group name, representative name, representative email, representative mobile telephone number.

  • Limit the number of exhibitors in the Grand Central Market to fifty (50) exhibitors.

  • Limit the participants to small businesses that do not exceed twenty (20) employees, and a maximum of three non-profit organizations.

  • Not accept more than three non-profit organizations, exhibitors who are businesses that have twenty-one (21) or more employees, candidates for office, or governments or its agencies.

  • Refer all parties interested in Grand Central Market to Pride once the allotted fifty (50) exhibitor spaces have sold out.

  • Not to allow the exhibitors in the Grand Central Market to bring generators.

  • Agree to list St Pete Pride a sponsor of the Grand Central Market for one year equal to the amount of funding GCDA receives through exhibitor fees.



Funding

This MOU is not a commitment of exchange of funds of any kind.



Duration

This MOU is at-will and may be modified by mutual consent of authorized officials from Pride and GCDA. This MOU shall become effective upon signature by the authorized officials from Pride and GCDA, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2017. In the absence of mutual agreement by the authorized officials from Pride and GCDA this MOU shall end on April 30, 2017.



Contact Information

St Pete Pride, Inc.

Eric Skains

Executive Director

2227 Central Ave

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Telephone: 727-342-0084

E-mail: eric@stpetepride.com



Grand Central District Association

Tawnee Walling

Executive Director

2529 Central Ave

St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Telephone: 727-828-7006

E-mail: gcda@grandcentraldistrict.org



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