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Port of Everett Adding Destination 'Wine Walk' to Growing List of Attractions at Waterfront Place

Date: Aug 30, 2021

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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.

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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

For additional information, contact Catherine Soper, Communications Director at 425-388-0680 or by e-mail at


About Waterfront Place
The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place is a new 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development located on 65-acres at the waterfront near the downtown core in Everett, Washington. The development boasts spectacular views, waterfront access, recreational amenities and a world class marina – that largest public Marina on the West Coast – with 2,300 slips and 5,000 linear feet of guest moorage. At full build out, the Waterfront Place mixed-use development will include 63,000 square feet (sf) of retail/restaurant space, another 20,000 sf of marine retail, 447,500 sf of office, two waterfront hotels, and up to 660 waterfront housing units. Featured amenities include new trails and regional parks together with public gathering spaces, a variety of fine and casual dining, local shops and marine sales and services. The project’s expected $550 million in public/private investment is expected to support nearly 2,100 family-wage jobs and generate $8.6 million annually in state and local sales taxes. To date, the Port has facilitated more than $150 million in public/private investment here, with more to come.