Community piano under I-275 in St. Pete torn apart

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – A beloved St. Pete group piano was torn aside final week, however an area artwork firm made positive it was changed.

“They do a double spin, they are saying, ‘what is that this?'” Probability Ryan mentioned, with Lucid Merchandising. “It takes them abruptly and that is one thing I like to see.”

Lucid Vending is a community-driven and artsy merchandising firm primarily based in St. Petersburg. Their machines carry a rotating provide of regionally sourced artwork, crafts, participating video games, and classic gadgets.

Ryan says he just lately found somebody broke the out of order piano. The final piano items had been in the midst of St. Pete’s Grand Central District.

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“It is my life. All the pieces in life is correct right here on this piano. If I am unhappy, it is unhappy. If I am pleased, it is in a superb temper,” mentioned Tony Castellano, a pianist.

Castellano believes the piano discovered destroyed beneath I-275 was priceless.

Fortuitously, a number of days after the destruction, Lucid Merchandising changed it.

“Native companies and the individuals who reside right here, we understand now, really feel strongly about it, so let’s hope individuals keep watch over it, keep watch over it and do not destroy it,” Ryan mentioned.

Having the piano again is a welcoming encore for Jason Edwards.

“I’ve by no means been taught the best way to play it, the best way to use my fingers, something like that. I can not learn a chart,” he mentioned.

And now it is a fan favourite for passers-by.

“We all know he is very keen on this piano, he is really a fairly first rate musician, he makes his personal music,” Ryan mentioned. “I hope he acts as a guardian of this piano at occasions once we cannot at all times deal with it.”

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