Construction begins on Portside Pier project at San Diego's Embarcadero

Posted at 9:37 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 12:37:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Groundbreaking is set to begin Tuesday on a long-awaited development at San Diego’s North Embarcadero.

The $20 million Portside Pier project, which was approved in October 2017, will consist of restaurants built on the site where Anthony’s Fish Grotto restaurant used to sit. The existing building on the site was demolished.

According to project officials, the two-story Portside Pier at 1360 North Harbor Drive will offer “a variety of dining options at different price points -- fresh seafood at Brigantine on the Bay, authentic Mexican flavors at Miguel's Cocina, pub fare at Ketch Grill & Taps, and walk-up service at Portside Gelato and Coffee.”

Visitors will also be able to access the waterfront from a second-level viewing deck and a second-level perimeter walkway along the water’s edge. An expanded dock and dine will accommodate up to a dozen boats.

The project is being overseen by The Brigantine, Inc. and Port of San Diego.

Officials are hoping to finish construction sometime in 2019.