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Culver's restaurant is building first St. Petersburg location

 This Culver's in Largo was the first in Pinellas County.

JIM DAMASKE | Times

This Culver's in Largo was the first in Pinellas County.

ST. PETERSBURG — The fourth Culver's restaurant in Pinellas County is slated to open at 498 91st Ave. on the Fourth Street N corridor by mid-June, franchise owner Matt Stuligross said.

Culver's, known for its frozen custards and butter burgers, operates 35 franchises in Florida. "The state's been very nice to us," said Paul Pitas of the Wisconsin-based company.

Stuligross, whose company operates other Culver's franchises in Florida, said they look forward to the new location.

"St. Petersburg is a thriving community and it's growing," he said.

Editor's note: This article was changed to reflect the following correction A community news item about the opening of new location of Culver's incorrectly spelled the name of Paul Pitas, director of public relations and corporate communications at Culver Franchising.

Culver's restaurant is building first St. Petersburg location 03/17/17 [Last modified: Friday, March 17, 2017 4:24pm]
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