Board approves 40-year lease with The Brigantine, Inc. for Portside Pier restaurant development

Posted at 5:38 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 20:38:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Board of Port Commissioners has approved a 40-year lease for The Brigantine, Inc. to renovate the iconic Anthony's Fish Grotto site on the downtown waterfront. 

In total, The Brigantine, Inc. will invest more than $14 million to develop the Portside Pier, located at 1360 North Harbor Drive. Once completed, the two-story structure will feature four dining concepts. 

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The pier will offer a variety of food options as well as a dock and dine that will accommodate up to 12 vessels.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to redevelop this waterfront site,” said Mike Morton, Jr., President and CEO of The Brigantine Restaurants. “We have several successful restaurants all around San Diego County, but a location like this only comes along once in a lifetime. My sincere thanks to the Port staff and the Board of Port Commissioners for having confidence in our abilities as restaurant operators.”

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The existing building on the site will be demolished. Construction of the new space is expected to begin in April of 2018.

The Brigantine, Inc. currently operates six seafood restaurants in San Diego County.