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.
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.