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Advice to Pier activists: Round two

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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, opponents of the city’s Pier selection process and subsequent decisions need to chill out. This isn’t a matter of who is right or who is wrong. People on both sides of the issue – those who hoped to preserve the inverted pyramid and those who support Pier Park – are passionate about the city and its immaculate downtown waterfront. Both sides’ opinions are rooted in genuine love and a desire to…

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St. Pete collecting bids for Pier Park restaurant

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The city of St. Petersburg is searching for a restaurant to occupy space in the proposed Pier Park design. This month the city sent out a 56-page request for proposal for a restaurant and bar to sit at the end of the pier above the deck. The RFP asks for a “nationally or regionally recognized chain restaurant or uniquely branded destination restaurant.” The space is meant for casual dining at fairly affordable prices. The space would be about 7,600 square…

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Pier demolition debris gathered up in case Erika visits St. Petersburg

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There’s a tropical storm, maybe a hurricane, maybe heading straight for us. Maybe. Nevertheless, demolition of the inverted pyramid has been temporarily put on hold in order to make sure the site is safe should a storm maybe hit St. Petersburg. Crews were on site Friday afternoon clearing debris from the Pier head into large bins using cranes and other heavy machinery. The overall structure is still mostly intact. Portions of the exterior façade have been removed or partially removed.…

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St. Pete photographer memorializes beginning stages of Pier demolition

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St. Pete photographer Joey Vadder put together a short video documenting the St. Pete Pier demolitions so far and you have to see it. Even if you’re a Pier Park supporter, it’ll bring a tear to your eye. The video shows a close up image of the Pier behind the sealed off fences. The structure is shown still mostly intact with piles of ruble from the beginning stages of demolition surrounding it, particularly on the south side of the inverted…

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St. Pete honors the now toppling inverted pyramid

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Some 600 people lined the sidewalk leading to the shuttered Pier to grab a piece of history during a two hour rally aimed at honoring the Pier’s past while celebrating its future. The event, overlooking Spa Beach and the iconic inverted pyramid, attracted more people than even city officials anticipated. They came prepared with just 200 brick pavers with the inverted pyramid Pier emblem shown on the front. Those left waiting were able to put their name on a list…

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City Council moves $20 million ask for Pier uplands development

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St. Pete City Council unanimously approved on first reading Mayor Rick Kriseman’s plan to spend $20 million on developing the Pier uplands in anticipation of Pier Park. The funding allocation would provide for plans at the entryway to the proposed new municipal Pier including a pedestrian art promenade, an art bridge, open air market, an ornate entry and two restaurants. The funding would be paid for through tax revenues downtown. Though the measure passed unanimously on first reading council members…

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Counter protest planned for St. Pete Pier celebration

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City officials and St. Pete residents will gather near the St. Pete Museum of History overlooking the ill-fated Pier currently being ripped down by heavy machinery to honor its history and celebrate the future of a new Pier. But Mayor Rick Kriseman and supporters of the new Pier design, Pier Park, won’t be the only ones there for the event. Beginning at 5 p.m., the same time the mayor’s event begins, opponents of demolishing the Pier will also gather for…

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