Pier Park Update

It's a future hot spot. More than one million square feet of restaurants, entertainment, and retail are coming to the Pier Park area. The question is what exactly is going to be built?

As of now, the only thing laid in stone is a movie theater and a Target. The developer, Simon, is still waiting to "honor all corporate agreements" before making any final decisions.

City officials say the hardest part is prepping the ground, and once construction starts, the buildings will come fast. All development should be finished in early 2009.

Beach Mayor Lee Sullivan says not too much is being said publicly at this point.

“As far as the city being formally notified that those contracts are affirmed, we have not heard anything from Simon. I don't know that anyone else has."

Target is supposed to be open in November of this year, and the first expected movie to be shown is on December 26.


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