January 29, 2022 – Following extensive renovations, the City of St. Pete Beach announced the upcoming reopening of the historic Merry Pier. The city is inviting the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. The facility boasts a new main pier, new decking, new pilings and new plumbing and wiring. The renovations were part of a larger project that included the replacement of the 11th Avenue Pier and maintenance on the 7th Avenue Pier. Located at 801 Pass-a-grille Way, the Merry Pier offers a store, boat excursions, a fresh-caught seafood market and fishing and bicycle rentals. The pier was named after Captain Kenneth B. Merry, who moved to the area in 1900 and opened the first store on the Gulf Beaches.
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