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.
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?
Submission deadline is July 17.