Parts of the new St. Pete Pier are on track for a spring 2020 debut. The Tampa Bay Times provided a pretty solid progress report back in October. City officials have now released the names of the vendors that will populate the Pier’s planned marketplace when it officially opens, and it’s glowing with local pride.
Without further adieu, here are the marketplace vendors:
- Lily Rose Jewelry: locally handmade jewelry
- Craft-Tee: custom t-shirts while you wait
- Planks: Locally made signs featuring area landmarks
- The Merchant: a local collective of St. Pete inspired souvenirs and handcrafted items
- One Community: a collective of various vendors
- Hey Mon Sauces: authentic Caribbean specialty sauces
- Sunshine City Arts: art collective of various handmade items
- Flamed Copper: heat-treated copper jewelry and accessories
- Hats at the Pier: specialty hats
- Flaming Pearl: tie-dyed custom printed apparel and accessories
- Kashien Chanterell: custom clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags from Ghana
- Land of Gaia: wood art/ fashion/home décor from around the world
- Goofy Faces: caricatures
- Ancient Herbal Care: organic, plant-based skincare products
- The Poppery: gourmet specialty popcorn
- McTavish’s Cookie Shack/Highland Shortbread: locally made cookies, Scottish shortbread and scones
- Cashew Brittle: locally made homemade cashew brittle
These vendors won’t necessarily be permanent fixtures at the St. Pete Pier. Each business has a short-term lease and may rotate during the course of a year. Plans include a variety of vendors with diverse offerings within the Marketplace at any given time.
We’re all for mixing it up. This marketplace could prove a vital platform for local makers/bakers/artists to establish themselves in the burgeoning Tampa Bay community.