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Port of Everett Signs Rustic Cork Wine Bar for Fisherman's Harbor

Date: Jun 27, 2022

An artist rendering by BCRA Architects of the conceptual design for the building that will house the Rustic Cork Wine Bar at the Port of Everett.

Rustic Cork Wine Bar, based in Lake Stevens, is expanding to the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place.

The new wine bar will be located in Fisherman’s Harbor, next to the new 266-unit Waterfront Place Apartments and Hotel Indigo, and just south of the building now under construction to house the new Asian-inspired Fisherman Jack’s restaurant and South Fork Baking Co. opening in late 2022.  

Owner Kelsey Olson opened Rustic Cork Wine Bar – Lake Steven’s first and only wine bar – in 2020. She offers Washington’s finest wines by the glass or bottle, bringing Washington Wine Country to you. Rustic Cork will be part of the Port’s destination “wine walk,” targeting a mix of wineries, breweries and distilleries for tap and tasting rooms between Fisherman’s Harbor and Marina Village.

“The Port is thrilled to have Rustic Cork as one of our new tenants,” said Lisa Lefeber, Port of Everett CEO. “They have a great brand, excellent customer base and will fit perfectly with the waterfront vibe we are working to create.”

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An aerial view of the coming attractions to the Port’s Waterfront Place, including the Rustic Cork Wine Bar.

 Olson said she loves all the development, improvements and fun things happening at the Port of Everett, such as Music at the Marina, Sail-In Cinema and Pacific Ice.

“I was drawn to the words ‘wine walk’ and knew I had to be a part of it,” Olson said. “I personally find sitting outdoors by the water to be very relaxing and look forward to our patio for guests to enjoy the view of the marina while sipping on delicious Washington wine!”

Rustic Cork will offer wine flights from the Columbia and Yakima valleys and sharable plates like charcuterie, bruschetta, and flatbreads. You’ll also find a few local craft beers and ciders on tap. Olson said she plans to host trivia nights, live music and paint and sips in Everett.

Rustic Cork will be a tenant in a new two-story, 10,000-square-foot building overlooking the new Guest Dock 5 and Central Marina. The Port is targeting a specialty ice cream shop, spa and fitness studio to fill the balance of the building.

Port development partner The Schuster Group will be constructing the building. Construction is slated for 2023. 

You’re invited! Talk with Rustic Cork Wine Bar representatives at the Port of Everett’s annual Waterfront Place Community Open House, taking place on Wednesday, June 29, between 4-7 p.m. at the Pacific Rim Plaza (just south of Hotel Indigo). Explore all Waterfront Place happenings at the event, including an opportunity to chat with project developers, hear about recent construction milestones and learn more about what’s coming next to the Port’s Waterfront Place mixed-use development.

Interested in opening your tasting room at Waterfront Place? Contact or The Schuster Group at

For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications & Marketing Director, by phone at 425-388-0680 or via 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 – the 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 $650+ million in public/private investment is estimated 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.

About Rustic Cork Wine Bar
Rustic Cork Wine Bar – Lake Steven’s first and only wine bar – opened in 2020. Owner Kelsey Olson offers Washington’s finest wines by the glass or bottle, bringing Washington Wine Country to you. In addition to a wine list that earned second place in The Daily Herald’s Readers Choice Awards in 2021, Rustic Cork serves food boards, brunch favorites, flatbreads, soups, salads, paninis, beer and cider. In addition, Rustic Cork is a proud supporter of the Lake Stevens Food Bank, Sherwood Community Services and the Everett YMCA. For more information, visit

About The Schuster Group
Established in 1989, The Schuster Group is a fully integrated real estate investment, development, consultation and management firm, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a nationally recognized award-winning developer, The Schuster Group has built a distinguished reputation for developing dynamic environments by uniquely blending vision, creativity, and high-performance processes. Leveraging this brand and reputation on behalf of its clients, The Schuster Group has been creating distinctive, sustainable projects of enduring value for over 30 years. For more information, visit