Throughout St. Pete’s history, the public pier has always been a waterfront destination. From the “Railroad Pier” to the “Million Dollar Pier” and the famed “Inverted Pyramid”, the history of the pier runs nearly as deep as the city’s.
The most recent iteration of the St. Pete Pier, the Inverted Pyramid, closed its doors to the public for the last time on May 31, 2013. Since then, there has been a long, often controversial, pier replacement process that involved public forums and information sessions, a dramatic citizen referendum, and of course, a lot of emotion.
Now, exactly four years later, St. Pete enters a new chapter in its pier history. On Wednesday—May 31st, 2017—the city officially received a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin construction on the new St. Pete Pier. This was the final permit needed before construction could begin.
Today, St Petersburg is another step closer to having a brand new pier. A public survey opened this morning on the city’s official website encouraging residents over the age of 18 to vote on up to three of their favorite pier designs. Residents will have until March 6th to cast their vote.
City officials are hoping to receive input from 40,000-50,000 residents in the two weeks the poll is open.
Popular dessert bar (swah-rey) is opening a second location at 625 Central Ave in Downtown St Pete! 🎉 Check out StPeteRising.com for the full story. #StPeteRising
Downtown St Pete keeps growing! SEVEN projects broke ground this past quarter. Check out the entire downtown development update on StPeteRising.com! ☀️
Lolita's Wine Market is now OPEN in the Grand Central District of Downtown St Pete! In addition to wine, Lolita's also offers food -- charcuterie, small plates, paninis, salads, and more! Check them out at 16 18th St S, right next to Spitfire Theater.