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.
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! 😉