I did some research on the white steel structure I saw on the Pier approach. It's going to be an open market called the Marketplace at the St. Pete Pier.™
The Marketplace includes kiosk and tent vendors. There will be 7 market stalls and 10 tents when it opens. If you have a business and want to lease a stall you can download an application on the Pier website. The application deadline is August 9, 2019.
Below are renderings of the Marketplace from Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Inc.
Add the Pier to Your Downtown Running Route
I can't wait to add the Pier and all it's views to my downtown running route.
The walkable waterfront includes a fishing pier, coastal thicket, sloping lawn, Spa Beach, and overlook. The continuous pedestrian path goes along the approach, loops past the restaurant and the Pier. Check out the animated tour video below.
Hard construction is expected to finish in late 2019. The Pier opens to the public in 2020.
Note: The renderings and abstracts are subject to change as the design.
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