The Destination St. Pete design refurbished the Pier. The local team used the architect who designed the Dali Museum's glass. Unfortunately, in Mayor Kriseman's Pier Selection, Destination St. Pete placed second. The Pelican Beakon research staff found out that the name had been trademarked and slipped the info into the right hands.
Mayor Kriseman's Pier Park design team had not done their homework. The trademark owners filed a Cease and Desist with the City. Our staff research presented research that showed how the Pier Park design had sidestepped the rules. But the Tampa Bay Times, who did not want a refurbished pier, failed to properly research the City's data.
The Pelican Beakon's stat sheet had placed it ahead of "Pier Park," which is another story the Pelican Beakon broke.
When Mayor Kriseman held the "Celebration for St. Petersburg Pier," residents showed their dismay.