Port of Everett Unveils Vision for New Destination Retail/Park Spaces Coming to Waterfront Place, Signs Covington Cellars | Two Vintners as First Tenant for Wine Walk
An artist rendering by BCRA Architects of the conceptual design showing two of three new retail buildings that make up the new destination “Wine Walk” coming to Marina Village at Waterfront Place. The building shown top right will house the new Covington Cellars | Two Vintners tasting suite at the Port of Everett.
EVERETT, Wash. – The Port of Everett and its private development partner The Schuster Group are excited to unveil the vision for new destination retail and new connected park and public spaces coming soon to Marina Village at Waterfront Place.
Covington Cellars | Two Vintners has signed on as the first tenant for the area – dubbed the “Wine Walk” – to feature its wines at a tasting suite in one of three new buildings to be built between Port Gardner Landing and Marina Village.
The Wine Walk includes up to eight tasting suites, and all buildings will feature expansive outdoor patios, rooftop decks and connected piazzas.
Covington Cellars | Two Vintners, which has tasting rooms in Woodinville and Maltby, will be located in the western-most building of the Wine Walk, near the new Everett Yacht Club building opening later this summer and Anthony’s Woodfire Grill.
The winery sources its wines from Walla Walla, Yakima Valley, Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and Red Mountain, and plans to host live music, private events and wine and food pairing classes at this new space.
“We are absolutely thrilled that our newest tasting room will be at Waterfront Place,” Cindy Lawson said. “This spectacular venue with outdoor seating and a rooftop deck is going to be the perfect place for friends to gather and unwind as they take in the views and sip some amazing Washington wine. We’re looking forward to making new friends and sharing our passion with the community.”
An aerial view of the conceptual layout for the three new retail buildings and coming public space attractions at Marina Village in Waterfront Place. Covington Cellars | Two Vintners tasting room will be in the site marked “Location 5.”
Owners David and Cindy Lawson moved Covington Cellars to Woodinville’s Artisan Hill District in 2005. Theirs was the 19th established winery in Woodinville after the Lawsons founded it in Covington in 2002. The Two Vintners brand was added in 2009, with a focus on Syrah and Merlot. The wineries outgrew their space in Woodinville and moved production to The Vault at Maltby in 2020.
“We are excited to welcome Covington Cellars | Two Vintners to the Wine Walk, and to share our plans to activate and connect the South Marina to all the mixed-use development underway at Fisherman’s Harbor,” Port of Everett CEO Lisa Lefeber said. “The vision for Waterfront Place is to unify our Marina and upland developments. We’re creating a unique destination for locals, our valued boating community and visitors from all around. Adding a cluster of new restaurants and tasting room experiences are just some of many pieces in motion.”
Port development partner The Schuster Group will be constructing the buildings and the Port will be creating and maintaining the open spaces. Tasting rooms, including the Covington Cellars | Two Vintners suite, are expected to open in late 2024.
The Wine Walk has been designed in a way that will enhance South Marina upland amenities, while creating connection between the new destination retail and restaurants underway at nearby Fisherman’s Harbor.
Fisherman’s Harbor has four new buildings either under construction now or in planning to feature the recently announced Rustic Cork Wine Bar, the new Asian-inspired Fisherman’s Jack’s restaurant, South Fork Bakery and Lazy Boy Brewing. The area also includes destination retail, such as the new Anisoptera Spa announced this week.
The balance of space available is targeting up to two more restaurants, a year-round fish market, a specialty ice cream shop and a fitness studio.
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For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications & Marketing Director, by phone at 425-388-0680 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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 Covington Cellars | Two Vintners
Covington Cellars and Two Vintners are sister wineries owned and operated by David and Cindy Lawson. Winemaker Morgan Lee has been crafting the wines for both brands since joining David and Cindy in 2007. Morgan was named Head Winemaker in 2010 and since then has continuously been recognized as a formidable winemaker – first by being named Winemaker to Watch by Seattle magazine, and then with the designation as a Top 100 Wine of the Year TWICE, first by Wine Enthusiast and most recently in 2021 by Jeb Dunnuck. Partnering with 13 vineyards across the state, from Walla Walla to Red Mountain, allows them to make wines that exude both power and elegance. Their flagship varietals are Syrah and Cabernet Franc, but you’ll also find the unexpected here too – such as Grenache, Grenache Blanc and even an Orange wine. For more information, visit www.twovintners.com.
About 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 www.theschustergroup.com.