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.
The bier boutique is COMING SOON to 465 7th Avenue North in Historic Uptown! 🍺😄 After five years in Key West, the Bier Boutique is moving to the Sunshine City and bringing with them draft beer 🍻, smoked meats 🍗, and their famous bison burgers 🍔! The Bier Boutique joins an already impressive lineup of retail offerings in Historic Uptown, such as FLATBREAD & BUTTER, Pete's General and The Studieaux. Opening to the public on MAY 20! 🙌☀️
The Dali Museum is EXPANDING❗ And we've got the renderings and site plans for what the expansion will look like (on StPeteRising.com!) 👀🤩 The $39M addition will include a new permanent exhibit, more event and education space, and a new public parking garage 👨🎨 The Dali is a local GEM and it's about to get even better! 💎 — Full story on StPeteRising.com
Pete's General is NOW OPEN at 495 7th Ave N in Historic Uptown! The owners only have one rule -- keep everything local. 🙌😁 This general store and market offers house-made bagels 🥯, organic produce 🍅, cookies and hand pies (from Katie’s Fine Cookies 🍪🥧), a flower bar (from Posies Flower Truck 🌼), and much more! We would love to see more walkable community markets like this nestled within St. Pete's many beautiful neighborhoods! ☀️