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.
Chai Mixology, boba tea and poke bowls, is NOW OPEN at 1106 Central Avenue (formerly Milagros Soap Company) in the EDGE District! 🍵🍣😄 Cool off from the Florida heat with boba tea! Options include tapioca boba, popping boba, or jelly, and a selection of 15 different flavors. 🙌😋 Ask for sugar-free or vegan boba! And for poke, protein options are salmon (regular or spicy), ahi tuna (regular or spicy), or chicken. If you're in the area, check them out! Hours are 11am-6pm 🥳☀️
Art Fusion Galleries, a contemporary art gallery, is NOW OPEN at 106 Central Avenue, in the building that also houses The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art. 🎨👨🎨 The goal of the gallery is to provide opportunity for emerging to mid-career artists from around the globe to exhibit, promote, and enter the discerning art market. 😊🖌️ Art Fusion Galleries has one other outpost in Miami's Wynwood District. 😎☀️ 📸: Lindsey Porter's Picture St. Pete
Icon Central is NOW OPEN at 855 Central Avenue in Downtown St Pete! 🙌😁 Move-ins began a few weeks ago at St. Petersburg's newest luxury apartment community, featuring 368 units across 15 floors. 🏢🤩 The building is currently over 15% leased and will continue to fill up over the next 18 months.
Amenities include an expansive ground-floor pool deck, indoor fitness center, an eighth level rooftop terrace, and more. 🏊♂️🏋️♂️🍻 The project also has over 38,000 square feet of ground retail space, however no tenants have been announced yet. We'll be sure to let you know who's moving in once we find out! 😉