Just recently, The Port of San Diego’s Board of Port Commissioners granted approval for The Brigantine restaurant’s proposal for a new establishment where Anthony’s Fish Grotto is currently located on the San Diego waterfront. Anthony’s, which was established in 1946, will be replaced by a Portside Pier Restaurant project which will house four new dining establishments. These will be The Brigantine on the Bay, Miguel’s Cocina, Ketch Grill & Taps, and a coffee and gelato shop, and will accommodate 1,000 diners. The budget for the redevelopment is estimated at $13 million and once completed will occupy over 45,200 square feet of land.
“The project will modernize an existing restaurant facility and will provide enhanced public access amenities, including an expanded dock and dine dock, second-floor dedicated public viewing deck, and public perimeter walkway around the bottom floor of the restaurant building,” port district staff stated in a report to commissioners. With an expanded 3,370-square-foot dock-and-dine facility, the new project will be able to accommodate up to 12 vessels.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2017, with the obtainment of all proper leases and permit agreements, and is suspected to take between 11 and 16 months to complete. The projected annual revenue for the Portside Pier Restaurant development is at least $20 million. Exciting news for the San Diego waterfront!