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3+ Reasons Why You’ll Love Modern Optics’ New Location

Modern Optics has always been at the corner of fashion and fun. And now we’ve made the move to a location that fits that perfectly. Modern Optics is now part of St Pete’s exciting Grand Central District. If you haven't been to this funky area in a while you need to make the trip.

Here's why:

SHINE Mural Festival

The SHINE Mural Festival is held this year from October 18th through the 26th. As its website explains, “SHINE is an art project that illuminates the power of art in public spaces by revitalizing areas, inspiring dialogue and uniting our community—while cultivating new standards of artistic excellence and reflecting St. Petersburg’s creative and vibrant spirit.” It’s also incredibly beautiful and our optic shop is in the middle of it!

Speaking of these gorgeous murals, you can download a map and explore them on foot or see some of them online as part of a virtual tour. While you can appreciate their beauty from the comfort of your internet connection, they are best enjoyed up close so you can have a full appreciation for the colors and scale of the artist’s undertaking.

An Adventure to Fit Your Mood

Located just west of Downtown, the Grand Central District is home to over 350 businesses including boutiques, restaurants, bars, museums, art galleries, as well as personal and professional service providers. It is pedestrian and bicycle-friendly and a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the atmosphere and it is an ideal spot to spend a few minutes or the better part of the day. From that early morning coffee to a late-night nosh, the Grand Central District has something to offer any time of the day and into the night. There truly is something for everyone in this area.

Exciting Events

The Grand Central District is also home to many exciting events throughout the year creating an unparalleled energy that is a lot of fun. The events include a Chili Cookoff, gallery openings and artwalks, live music at several locations, Bungalowfest, Pride, and more. Check out the Grand Central Calendar for upcoming events and special performances.

Modern Optics

Well, of course, we are a reason to visit the area! We are now located at 2433 Central Ave 33713. We might have a new location but we are still the exclusive home of the Rock ‘N Roll Eyewear Collection as well as the Modern Optics Signature Frame Collection, which are specially crafted to your eyewear needs.

Don’t forget we are also the only Florida west coast vendor for Dillon Sunglasses and we carry some of the most exclusive and innovative designs including iGreen, Oliver Peoples, Seraphin, MODO, and John Varvatos.

Now there are many new reasons to come visit us. We're not only one of the most innovative optical boutiques in the Tampa Bay area, but we are also in a gorgeous, trendy location that better suits the needs of our clientele. Come stop by today at 2433 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida.

You'll love our new look and if you pick up a pair of glasses or one of our trendy accessories, you love your new look as well.

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2433 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, Fl  33713





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