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Send us your review of the new St. Pete Pier

Have you visited the Pier District yet? If so, send us your thoughts for a community review.

After seven years, St. Petersburg finally has a signature attraction again on its downtown waterfront, a $92 million Pier District that opened to the public on Monday to show off 26 acres of open space, shops, play areas and scenic views.

We at the Tampa Bay Times have been documenting the new arrival with a dining guide, and a look at the many pieces of public art found there, as well as a look back at St. Petersburg’s Pier tradition that goes back over 130 years, and we documented the attraction’s night moves and special lighting effects by previewing an evening at the pier.

Related: Here's all our coverage on the opening of the Pier and its history

Now it’s your turn, readers. If you have visited the new Pier District in downtown St. Petersburg, tell us what you think. What did you like? What did you hate? What needs work, or what does it need more of?

The Tilted Lawn, the beach umbrellas, the new restaurants and the mini market of local vendors were all mentioned in our preview of the new Pier District. Did we miss anything you loved?

Visitors snapped selfie pictures at one of several illuminated St. Pete Pier signs when it opened to the public on Monday. The 26-acre St. Petersburg Pier District is requiring reservations to visit during its first week. [ SCOTT KEELER | Times ]
Related: What you need to know before you go to the new St. Pete Pier

Send in your thoughts to or add them to the comments on the Times Facebook or Instagram account @tampabaytimes and we’ll put them together as one big community review.

Submission deadline is July 17.

Related: Two opinion writers walk to the Pier: Is it worth it?