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.
Blue Lotus Condos, a 19-story residential tower, has been proposed to replace Bezu, a long beleaguered project that fought intense resistance earlier this year. 👊💥 Located at 100 4th Avenue North in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. What are your thoughts on this project? 🤔
Valhalla Bakery is now OPEN at 1113 Central Avenue! 🙌😁 Located inside Baum Avenue Market, Valhalla offers cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, tarts, pies, scones, and more. 🍰🍪 Their only other location is in Orlando, where they’ve won Best Bakery TWICE! 🏆 Oh and everything is 100% vegan, but we promise you would’ve never known if we hadn’t told you! 😉 — Full article posted to StPeteRising.com ☀️
BREAKING❗️We've just received info on a new 21-story residential tower proposed for Downtown St. Pete! While not on Central Avenue, this development is situated just a few blocks from the buzz of downtown and the serenity of Mirror Lake. ☀️ What do you guys think of this new project? 👍👎🤷♂️