On August 10, 2010, the Port of Everett Commission authorized staff to enter into a lease agreement with Scuttlebutt Brewing Company, and relocate its operations to the new Waterfront Center in the North Marina area.
Port staff is working with Scuttlebutt to finalize the agreement, which includes 5,560 square feet on the first floor of the new mixed-use facility. Scuttlebutt will begin tenant improvements in February 2011, and is anticipated to open its doors in the early-spring.
“In this tough economic climate, we are fortunate to have an established restaurant anchor the new Waterfront Center,” said Steve Hager, Director of Properties for the Port. “The restaurant will not only attract new tenants and increase revenue for the Port, but it will also provide a much-needed amenity in our North Marina area for the community and visitors to enjoy.”
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company has operated at its current location near the Port’s South Marina Promenade since 1996. With its relocation to the Waterfront Center, Scuttlebutt will expand its menu, hours of operation and services. The move will also provide for additional employment opportunities.
Furthermore, the relocation of Scuttlebutt will accelerate the Port’s ability to access that portion of its property. Vacating the building will allow the Port to remove the existing structure, and respond to development interests of benefit to both the community and the Port.
“We’re excited to move our operations into a new, fresh building,” said Phil Bannan, Owner of Scuttlebutt Brewing Company. “Having additional space and being in a more centralized location will allow us to expand our operations and continue to grow our business.”
Scuttlebutt will occupy 12 percent of the Waterfront Center’s leaseable space, bringing the facility to 21 percent pre-leased. In addition to Scuttlebutt Brewing Company, the Port has secured four leases with five tenants, including L&M Marine, Marine Power Services, B&B Marine, Tom’s Marine Electrical and Port Gardner Yacht Brokerage.
The Port’s new Waterfront Center is the future home to marine-related retail, office and repair shops, complete with a state-of-the-art boatyard facility. The building will also house the Port’s Administration offices, and the 3,000 square foot Multi-Purpose Room, the Blue Heron Room, for Port Commission meetings and use as an events venue.
For additional information, please contact the Port’s Communications Assistant, Catherine D’Ambrosia, at 425.388.0617 or by e-mail at email@example.com.