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.
BACK TO THE BURG❗️ Nitallys ThaiMex is COMING SOON to 1163 9th Street North (formerly Art of Sushi)! 🤭🎉😄 After closing their wildly popular restaurant in the Grand Central District last year, Nit and Ally opened up Nitally’s Express in South Pasadena. But the plan was always to return to St Pete. It won’t be much longer before we can enjoy their delicious Green Curry Burrito and Chipotle Pad Thai in sunny St Pete again! 🌮😎☀️
🍍Pineapple Espresso🍍, a drive-thru coffee shop and health-focused eatery, is NOW OPEN at 3045 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street North! 🎉😁 Their coffee is roasted in-house and available in drip, espresso, cold brew, or whole bean ☕️ And from the comfort of your car, you can order fresh healthy food such as avocado toast topped with local citrus, roasted beet, crumbled goat cheese, walnut and mint 🥑 Who else is excited for Burg-roasted coffee and healthy food via DRIVE-THRU!? 😊
NEW THIS MONTH❗ A cocktail lounge, the old police HQ site, an eco-boutique, 400 Central Avenue, and a Greek-Lebanese eatery 😋
Do you find it hard to keep up with everything opening in Downtown St Pete these days? Not anymore! 😄 Downtown Developments is a monthly column featuring a few of the most exciting new happenings on the horizon for the Sunshine City ☀️ Every month, read Downtown Developments online at StPeteRising.com and in print in Green Bench Monthly 🎉