League Play 2014: Team members from Cycle Brewing dress up during last year’s league play. Costumes are a common site during the Wednesday night match-ups. (Photo: Christine Page, Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club)
It’s filled with history, romance and good old-fashioned cutthroat competition and fun. Shuffleboard. Yes, shuffleboard.
I’m talking about the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, situated in downtown St. Petersburg just north of Mirror Lake.
It’s gone in and out of vogue, from wintering snowbirds in the 1930’s playing by the hundreds, to hipsters and now the wider public rediscovering its uniqueness — even getting married there.
Construction on the courts and buildings begin in the mid 1920’s. It’s the oldest club of its kind in the world.
And every Friday night from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., they host a free event — the St. Pete Shuffle.
It’s been part of the club’s lineup…
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