Port Of Everett Looking For Partners To Develop A “Wine Walk”

August 30, 2021

Everett Economy

The Port of Everett continues to plan more food and drink options as they build out Waterfront Place. Today they announced a search for partners as they develop a “wine walk”.

Multiple opportunities are available for tasting room locations.

The Port of Everett is recruiting new tenants to open up wine, beer and spirits tasting rooms at prime locations along the Port of Everett waterfront in Washington State – home to the largest public Marina on the West Coast and a growing mixed-use destination waterfront known as Waterfront Place.

This ‘wine walk’ opportunity features at least four new multi-tenant retail buildings to be built on an active promenade in proximity to a mix of retail, hospitality, housing, offices and recreation. The single-story buildings will feature expansive outdoor patios with rooftop deck options and ‘instagramable’ views of the Port of Everett Marina and Port Gardner Bay.

Tenants will work closely with the Port, playing an active role in site selection and building design. The Port is actively marketing the space now and plans to pair the new tasting rooms with other quality destination retail opportunities. Construction is anticipated to begin next year.


“We are creating a destination waterfront here at the Port of Everett where you can do five things year-round, you can eat, drink, sleep, work and recreate – this project is right in the center of it,” Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber said. “This is a rare opportunity to be part of something new and unique at the waterfront that not only aligns with today’s top trends, but also adds to the overall vibe and visitor experience we have been working to create here at Waterfront Place. If you haven’t visited lately, I invite you to give this transforming waterfront a good look.”

With over 325,000 visitors spending more than a million total days at Waterfront Place last year alone, new or established businesses looking add a tasting room will benefit from the site’s built in foot traffic. The City’s Grand Avenue Park Bridge is a new addition that now provides a pedestrian connection from downtown Everett to the Marina.

The Port has been strategically investing in Waterfront Place, a 1.5 million square foot project that is bringing $550 million in new public/private investment to the site. More than $150 million has been invested in the first phase of development and includes the new Waterfront Place Apartments as the first ever housing in history of the waterfront with 266 units, the new 142-room Hotel Indigo, new public access including an full connected esplanade, a dock walk, the new Pacific Rim Plaza and splash fountain and more.

The Port expects to go out with request for qualifications for the second phase of development next week bringing more housing, retail, restaurants and office next month.

Interested in the wine walk opportunity or any other retail, restaurant, office or commercial space? Contact lisal@portofeverett.com.


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