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St. Petersburg city leaders decide to allow alcohol consumption at pier

Posted at 4:59 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 12:54:59-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — At a city council meeting on Thursday, St. Petersburg city leaders decided to allow visitors to drink alcohol at the pier.

The city wants visitors to be able to move and drink seamlessly throughout the area.

People will be able to walk around with drinks in their hands but they won't be allowed to take them off the pier.

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Leaders are working to make the area a travel destination.

This decision comes just days after the city announced which vendors will be apart of St. Pier's Marketplace.

There are 17 in total comprised of 10 market-style tents to seven stalls that will initially be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 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

The businesses will have short-term leases and may rotate throughout the year.

The pier is expected to open in the spring.