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No bids for Pier Park restaurant brings more Pier Park criticism

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A bidding process for a restaurant located in the Pier Park design yielded not a single interested party. Not a single restaurateur submitted a request for proposal by Thursday’s 1 p.m. deadline. The Tampa Bay Times reports the city is downplaying the lack of initial interest. “It’s early,” St. Pete director of development coordination Chris Ballestra told the Times. “This would go in a project that won’t open until 2018.” He said he wasn’t surprised the two planned spaces failed to draw interest right…

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Inverted Pyramid supporters mourn impending Pier demolition on social media

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Inverted Pyramid supporters are taking to social media to express outrage over the looming demolition of the 1973 structure. The overtly anti-Pier Park Facebook page – a holdover from the Lens opposition – called Wow the Lens Sucks posted a link to media coverage announcing the city had acquired all the necessary permits to begin demolition any day now. “Say goodbye to the St. Pete Pier. Not just the Inverted Pyramid, but the entire concept of a Municipal “Pier,” as…

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