However, that all came to a stop in 2017 when the Pier was damaged by Hurricane Irma. The Pier had to be closed, completely demolished, and re-built. Luckily, all the hard work has come to an end, and as of 2020 the City Pier has re-opened and resembles the original Pier that stood here before.
Now, the Pier looks better than ever, and hopefully by 2021 the City Pier Grill & Bait Shop will open!
City Pier Anna Maria is a Historical Site
The sign at the entrance of the City Pier Anna Maria says it all. "The Anna Maria Development Company built this pier and wharf in 1911-1912 to provide dockage for ships from St. Petersburg and Tampa. It has since withstood hurricanes and lesser storms too numerous to mention. Although parts were damaged in storms in 1918, 1935, 1974, 1988, and 2017. Over the years it has nurtured the hopes of fisherman and the dreams of lovers. Provided roosts for pelicans and other sea birds, and has also been a friend to residents and visitors alike.