This quarter was packed full of groundbreakings! After over a decade of planning, construction has finally commenced on the new St. Pete pier. Construction crews have started driving piles into Tampa Bay to support the over-water portion of the pier. It will take 6 months to complete the pile driving process, however construction on the pier deck is scheduled to begin as early as October.
In other groundbreaking news, located on Fourth Avenue North between Third and Fourth streets, the Museum of the American Arts of Crafts Movement site was fenced off this quarter for site preparation. The $70 million privately funded museum will occupy 137,000 square feet and stand 5 stories tall. The museum will include a 100-seat auditorium, a resource library, a children's education center, a 300-seat upscale restaurant, a cafe, retail store and event space. The expected opening date is May 2019.
Coming off of a record year in 2016, Downtown St. Pete’s real estate market is continuing to show signs of strength with the addition of new residential development. With land in downtown’s core at a premium, many developers are turning to urban infill townhome developments to meet the increasing demand.
Over the last few years, these townhome developments, usually consisting of 10 units or less, have begun popping up around downtown with much success. Last year, sold out townhome projects such as Del Mar City Homes, Quattro, and the Renaissance City Homes were completed, indicating strength in the high-end townhome market.
Did you know American Freedom Distillery will include a spacious 10,000 square foot restaurant when they open in early 2018?! 😲😄Located at 2233 5th Ave South, America Neat Grill and Whiskey House takes influence from the legendary spirits made by American Freedom Distillery and focuses on the stunning wood-fired grill -- the menu features American staples with elevated unique twists, offering pairings with the spirits. 🥃🍸
Rattle N Hum, a beer bar from NYC, is opening soon on the Jannus block in Downtown St Pete. Located at 29 3rd St N (formerly Cask and Ale). Craft beer, craft cocktails, and fine food. 🍻🍔 #StPeteRising
Detroit Liquors is rebranding, expanding and moving to an adjacent corner. Jannus Market — Opening soon at the corner of 1st Ave N and 2nd St N in Downtown St Pete (right outside the entrance to Jannus Live). A proper convenience store! 👌😁 #StPeteRising