Community piano under I-275 in St. Pete smashed to pieces

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A beloved neighborhood piano in St. Pete was smashed to items final week, however an area artwork firm made positive it was changed.

“They do a double-take, they go, ‘what is that this?'” stated Likelihood Ryan, with Lucid Merchandising. “It takes them abruptly and that is a component I like to see.”

Lucid Vending is a community-driven, creative merchandising machine firm based mostly in St. Petersburg. Their machines carry a revolving provide of regionally sourced artwork, crafts, partaking video games and classic gadgets.

Ryan says they lately found somebody had smashed the piano out of fee. The final piano items had been in the course of St. Pete’s Grand Central District.


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“It’s my life. All the pieces that’s in life is true right here on this piano. If I’m unhappy, it’s unhappy. If I’m comfortable, it’s in a superb temper,” stated Tony Castellano, a piano participant.

Castellano believes the piano discovered smashed below I-275 was invaluable.

Fortunately, inside a couple of days after the destruction, Lucid Merchandising had it changed.

“Native companies and individuals who dwell right here, we notice now, they really feel strongly about it, so we hope that folks type of maintain a lookout for it, maintain a watch out for it and don’t destroy it,” Ryan stated.

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

“I used to be by no means taught easy methods to play it, easy methods to use my fingers, nothing like that. I can not learn a music chart,” he stated.

And now he’s a fan favourite for these passing by.

“We all know he’s very enthusiastic about this piano, he’s really a fairly respectable participant, he makes his personal music,” Ryan stated. “I hope he acts as a guardian in the direction of this piano throughout occasions after we can’t at all times take care of it.”

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