November 12, 2015
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Following a competitive selection process, the Board of Port Commissioners will consider a staff recommendation to move forward with a redevelopment proposal from San Diego-based restaurant developer and operator The Brigantine, Inc. at a regular meeting on November 17, 2015.
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“The San Diego destination deserves a world-class restaurant anchor at this prominent site - one that showcases the unique location, attracts people to the waterfront and promotes the culture and beauty of our region,” said Port Chief Executive Officer Randa Coniglio. “The Port team used a rigorous procurement process to compare the advantages of several excellent redevelopment proposals for this restaurant site. We look forward to taking our recommendation to the Board of Port Commissioners on November 17, 2015 and receiving direction on a path forward.”
The Brigantine, Inc. proposes to redevelop the existing building and dock-and-dine facilities, and name the overall site "Portside Pier," with a plan to divide the space into four concepts on two levels. A new public viewing deck would also be constructed above the proposed Miguel’s. Concepts:
- Brigantine on the Bay – “Will feature San Diego’s finest surf and turf… signature oyster bar, and a lounge with exhibition cooking.”
- Miguel’s Cocina – “Serves up some of the most authentic Mexican flavors north of the border.”
- Ketch Grill & Taps – “Casual walk-up, dine-in and take-out grill… connects San Diego’s unique, fresh pub fare, with the area’s thriving craft beers and spirits community.”
- Portside Gelato & Coffee – “Will brew fresh coffee and espresso from San Diego’s own roaster Café Moto, and offer a wide assortment of fine gelato.”
A summary of relevant selection criteria, as well as the top three respondents’ concept renderings, are in the public Board agenda report. The full proposals submitted by the respondents remain confidential pending completion of negotiations.
The Port is the steward of the waterfront of San Diego Bay, making it the landlord and regulatory agency overseeing the North Embarcadero, including this site. The Port's commercial real estate portfolio along the five-city waterfront also includes more than 70 restaurants, 16 hotels, as well as three retail centers, along with museums and other attractions. The revenues generated from Port lands help the Port carry out its mission - including environmental conservation projects and the operation of 22 public parks - without relying on traditional tax revenues.
To learn more about the finalists' proposals for the Embarcadero North space, visit sandiegoville.com/2015/08/sunroad-enterprises-and-brigantine.html.