Local vegan and vegetarian restaurant – The Cider Press Café – is partnering with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay to host White Linen Nights on downtown St. Petersburg’s 600 Block; The event will take place the evenings of September 2 – 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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THE CIDER PRESS CAFÉ AND CREATIVE LOAFING PRESENT WHITE LINEN NIGHTS

Local Businesses Bring Southern Tradition to Downtown St. Pete’s 600 Block

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.(August 22, 2016) – Local vegan and vegetarian restaurant – The Cider Press Café – is partnering with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay to host White Linen Nights on downtown St. Petersburg’s 600 Block. The event will take place the evenings of September 2 – 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

White Linen Nights represents the long-standing southern tradition of community members donning their best white linen to beat the summer heat. Participating businesses offer guests special promotions, food and drink samples, live music and more.

Businesses on the 600 Block are participating in the event and have special offers of their own. For example, local clothing boutique, Twig, is offering 15 percent off store items (excluding art) on both evenings. Gopali Imports is offering 10 percent off the entire store, and St. Pete ArtWorks will be hosting singer-songwriter Mallory Moyer on September 3.

Additional participating businesses include but are not limited to the below:

The Cider Press Café

The Hyppo

Misred Outfitters

Daddy Kool Records

Graphi-Ko Gallery

Illume Organic Apparel

Strands of Sunshine

White Owl Market

Sleeperwoods

The Lure

Central Melt

The Swag

Suzette’s on Central

Cozette’s Boutique

Bijou’s Boutique

Stash-A Place for Yarn

“The downtown St. Pete community is incredibly collaborative, and we are excited to be showcasing that with the introduction of White Linen Nights,” said The Cider Press Café’s Executive Chef, Johan Everstijn. “We want to start a tradition here, while also thanking the community members who have supported all of us over the years.”

 White Linen Nights is a tradition with simple beginnings. Before there was air conditioning, people would wear white linen in an effort combat the heat. Today this same tradition is revisited annually in places like Houston, New Orleans, and now St. Petersburg, but with a modern twist.

About Cider Press Café:  Co-Owners Roland Strobel and Johan Everstijn created The Cider Press Café after learning about the many health benefits of plant-based cuisine. Everstijn is the executive chef at the plant-based modernist eatery, where he crafts delicious dishes from whole plant ingredients. All menu items at The Cider Press Cafe are gluten, tofu, peanut, MSG, dairy, trans fat and sugar free. For more information, visit www.ciderpresscafe.com.

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