[WATCH] New video highlights major progress on St. Pete Pier Approach

Aerial view of construction of the St. Pete Pier.
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Can you believe it, St. Pete? The Pier Approach is nearly complete. We never thought we’d see the day that the Pier was once again thriving, but a new video shared by the St. Pete Pier account showcases the progress the City has made in bringing the concept to life.

If you couldn’t tell, we’re ready to experience this concept for ourselves.

According to the St. Pete Pier’s post, the Pier Head building now has all floors poured. The Discovery Center steel structure and framing is complete. Doc Ford’s roof is completed and the building is now “watertight dry.”

Pier Progress | St. Pete, FL

#PierProgress: Pier Head building now has all floors poured. The Discovery Center steel structure + framing is complete. Doc Ford's roof is completed and the building is now “watertight dry.” ⁣⁣👉Up Next: Additional tree plantings will take place over the coming weeks. #StPetePier #SunShinesHere

Posted by St. Pete Pier – TM on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Pier will feature a welcome plaza and a local marketplace. The marketplace will emphasize local vendors, allowing residents and visitors more opportunities to shop and support local.

There will be a pavilion and picnic area, tram spots, and space for restaurants. Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille, elevated above the surrounding site with breathtaking views of Tampa Bay and the St. Petersburg waterfront, will be one of the key food and drink spots at the Pier.

Aspects of the Pier Approach could open this fall. You can get a full view of the Pier’s future by visiting the New St. Pete Pier website.

Don’t forget, Hops and Props and the St. Pete Museum of History are open during Pier construction.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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