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Sculpture in front of the St. Pete Pier
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City officials kicked off the new St. Pete Pier’s Grand Opening week Monday evening.

The pier is the eighth in city history, and is the centerpiece of a 26-acre district along the waterfront.

St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman on Facebook Live
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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is once again asking people to comply with the city’s mask ordinance.

During a Facebook Live video Tuesday, Kriseman said officials have visited more than a thousand businesses since last week and issued dozens of violations to businesses that have not required their employees to wear masks.

Aerial view of construction of the St. Pete Pier.
City of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg officials have an update on the construction of the new Pier. The work is expected to be done by this December, with the grand opening hopefully scheduled for spring-2020.

A rendering of the St. Pete Pier
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The highly anticipated St. Pete Pier is scheduled to open this fall, and among the many attractions planned is Tampa Bay Watch’s 3,000-square-foot Discovery Center.

Downtown St. Petersburg will be the new home for the interactive exhibition and education center, where visitors will come face-to-face with some of the area’s native aquatic life.