Tilman Fertitta's Galveston "Pleasure Pier" Will Be World-Class, Tilman Fertitta Says

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Ye olde pleasure piere and shoppes
Fun magnate Tilman Fertitta unveiled his plans today for turning the old Flagship Hotel pier in Galveston into a -- wait for it -- a "world-class amusement park for all ages."

Scheduled to open in May, the project will look (and cost) a whole lot like the Kemah Boardwalk, another Fertitta property, but will have a more "nostalgic" feel.

"Much of our plans for redeveloping the Pier are inspired by the people and places that define Galveston's rich heritage," Fertitta said. "We intend to perpetuate that vision with Pleasure Pier and create a lasting legacy for future generations. We have a proven track record for projects of this magnitude and complexity, and understand what is required to convert today's battered pier into a world-class venue."

The map shows the venue will include something called "Lolli & Pops Candy Shoppe," and who doesn't love anything that's a "shoppe"?

Galveston officials waxed enthusiastic about the project.

"Galveston Historical Foundation is pleased to see this section of the Seawall and city revitalized with new attractions and a renewed spirit of heritage tourism," said Dwayne Jones, Galveston Historical Foundation Executive Director. "Pleasure Pier will soon be one of the most popular points to visit in Southeast Texas as visitors and residents will once again experience the thrill of amusements and entertainment over the Gulf of Mexico."

Three million visitors are expected annually, the company said.


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Mario Vargas Bossio
Mario Vargas Bossio

Esto se podria armar en PUERTO COLOMBIA. Seria un proyecto autofinanciable y autosostenible

Hill
Hill

Pleasure Pier sounds like the name of an Aaron Spelling series, kinda Love Boat meets Jersey Shore brought to you by Sysco.

That being said, I cant wait to win an over-sized stuffed animal playing Beat the Backe on Pleasure Pier.  To bad that Tillman has decided to can the idea for a Robert Durst themed benihana style restaurant.

Nightmare on Bagby
Nightmare on Bagby

Best of all, Fertitta's new pleasure pier will permanantly eliminate any chance of another hurricaine ever striking Galveston. According to Feritta, "Just by throwing the switch on the giant suction device under the pier from the "Money" setting to the "Storm" setting, we plan to be able to suck up and make disappear a Class 5 storm slicker and faster than the Visa balances of 3,000 tourists." Those who have felt the pneumatic suction power on their wallets while walking anywhere  near the Downtown Aquarium can attest to the power of this technology. 

reppin2
reppin2

Until there is another IKE

Megan
Megan

How does Tilman propose making this safe from the next Ike?

Curious
Curious

Wait, I thought there was a lobby to get gambling legalized so that all that property would be worth more.  The "Pleasure Pier" sounds like someone is hoping prostitution gets legalized, too.

Genius
Genius

Insurance maybe.

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