New St. Petersburg business owner forced out of storefront

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla- — A new business owner on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg says she’s been forced to find a new storefront after her landlord gave her 30 days’ notice.

ABC Action News has been telling you since 2019 the growing issue St. Pete entrepreneurs are having, like relocating and having to spend much more money on rent.

“We always say, ‘I have a dream,’ but I’m actually living that dream,” Jasmine Elhaddad said.

For Elhaddad, the American dream is squeaky clean.

“I have people coming in and saying, ‘Hey, I haven’t seen a shop like this. I want to support,'” she said.

Elhaddad runs “Pure With Love” and makes the majority of her products.

Since renting out the storefront in January, things had been going pretty well. Then earlier this month, her landlord decided he wanted to build out her space and needed her to vacate the property.

“Basically they can at any reason, pretty much give you a 30-day notice and that’s about it,” Elhaddad…

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