Your Everett Bucket List Just Got Longer!
A butter croissant with almond chocolate filling. Dim sum stuffed with locally caught salmon and crab. A rare bourbon whiskey from Pappy Van Winkle.
These are just a few of the menu offerings at new restaurants opening soon at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place – an emerging mixed-use community surrounding the largest public marina on the West Coast.
Waterfront Place is turning Everett’s waterfront into a destination featuring hotels, shopping, parks and trails, a splash pad, seasonal ice rink, performance venue, eateries and tasting rooms.
If your visit to the waterfront involves a boat, there’s even more to do there.
Here are seven retailers opening soon to add to your Everett bucket list.
THE MUSE WHISKEY & COFFEE BAR
If you’re a history buff, or simply like to enjoy a drink with a view, you can soon visit Everett’s historic Weyerhaeuser Building, set to reopen as The Muse Whiskey & Coffee Bar. The Port of Everett and the NGMA Group are partnering to restore the 1920s waterfront icon, now located at the Port’s Boxcar Park, to its former glory to serve as a coffee house by day and a speakeasy-style whiskey bar by night. Through imagery hung on the walls and décor of the times, the building will act as a museum showcasing the vibrant history of Everett’s once booming timber industry and will also provide a new meeting hall for area boating clubs.
“I feel really, really fortunate to get to be part of the history of this building and that the Port Commissioners and CEO believed in our vision,” said Jack Ng of the NGMA Group.
“I’m looking forward to bringing our vision to the community to share.”
Dim YUMMMM. The owners of China City restaurants of Oak Harbor, Freeland and Mill Creek are bringing the new Fisherman Jack’s to the Everett waterfront. The new Asian-inspired restaurant will feature Chinese favorites, such as dim sum andnoodle dishes, made with Pacific Northwest seafood. Like The Muse, the new restaurant in Fisherman’s Harbor is also co-owned by Jack Ng.
Ng’s career comes full circle with Fisherman Jack’s. After working on fishing boats in Alaska’s Dutch Harbor after high school and founding China City alongside his family in 1999, Ng is combining his Chinese restaurant and seafood trade know-how into a one-of a-kind eatery (with an expansive patio with a view).
“We’re excited to bring an Asian inspired seafood option to the waterfront and to be a part of this opportunity foreconomic growth that the waterfront revitalization is creating for Everett,” Ng said.
“We’re making this investment because we believe in Waterfront Place.”
SOUTH FORK BAKING CO.
Got more of a sweet tooth? Find scratch-made cookies, breads and cakes at South Fork Baking Co. The new bakery will be next door to Fisherman Jack’s in the shared 6,000-square-foot building. Owner and Head Baker Katherine Hillmann will offer a variety of her popular baked goods, espresso and sandwiches, and she plans to host cake decorating and pastry skills classes. Hillmann started South Fork in her Everett kitchen in 2016. Six years later, she’ll soon have her own bake shop overlooking the Port of Everett Marina.
“When I saw the Port’s plans to put in restaurants, I immediately set my sights on it,” Hillman said.
“It sounds corny, but I made a vision board and I feel so lucky that a lot of stuff on that board is coming to fruition. It didn’t just happen – it has been a lot of hard work and taken a lot of time- but it’s been exciting to see things come together as I envisioned.”
Looking for a place to relax once your belly is full? You’ll soon find a variety of spa and relaxation services at the waterfront with the new Anisoptera Spa. Its flagship location in Fisherman’s Harbor will offer massage, facials, nails, float pods, saunas and more. The spa will be one of four businesses in a new 12,000-square-foot building to go up next year next door to Fisherman Jack’s and South Fork Baking Co. While that’s under construction, the new spa has plans to open a temporary location in nearby Waterfront Center.
“When you walk into Anisoptera, you can leave the stresses of life at our doorstep and pamper yourself in our relaxing and healing environment,” Co-Owner Christine Haberthier said.
“We have been diligently creating a mindful space with unique amenities and options to Snohomish County. We cannot wait to serve you.”
FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
Rather spend a day out on the water? Freedom Boat Club owns the boats so you can own the water. The world’s largest members-only boat club set up shop in Everett in 2021, bringing a variety of vessels – from fishing boats to pleasure cruisers – for members to choose from. Eight vessels, up from six, are just steps away from their new office. A membership includes one-on one training with a licensed captain and covers all the maintenance, cleaning, repair, insurance and storage of club vessels.
“We’re thrilled to have an office at the Port of Everett Marina,” said Nick Hoage, President of Freedom Boat Club.
“This dream has been a long time coming because of Everett’s instant access to Possession Sound, and all the quick-access day trip adventures, our members will enjoy exploring neighboring islands.”
Freedom Boat Club is one of three marine-service providers moving their Everett-based offices into a new building west of Hotel Indigo in Fisherman’s Harbor. The businesses have nearby display moorage where you can check out a selection of boats for sale.
BELLINGHAM YACHT SALES
If you’d rather own your vessel, right next door to Freedom Boat Club you will find Bellingham Yachts, which expanded to the Port of Everett in 2017. Around since 1984, the Ouilette family has established Bellingham Yacht Sales as a premier West Coast dealer carrying a selection of new and used yachts, including Sabre, Black Cove and Cutwater lines. They also offer an array of boating services such as maintenance, repairs and detailing.
“We have enjoyed expanding to the Port of Everett and this new building provides incredible opportunity for growth,” said Heather Ouilette, Co-Owner of Bellingham Yacht Sales.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have a sales and service office overlooking our beautiful K-Dock moorage.”
Waterline Boats is also joining Freedom Boat Club and Bellingham Yachts with its new office space. Waterline Boats is a dealer for Krogren Express Yachts and Helman Trawlers – and is the exclusive Washington licensee for Boatshed. While they specialize in trawlers, Waterline offers all kinds of new and used yachts, powerboats and sailboats.
“Waterline Boats is pleased to be part of the Port of Everett’s new Waterfront Place development.” said Scott Helker, President of Waterline Boats.
“We recognize the opportunity and attractive business environment that will come with growing on the Everett waterfront.”
AND THERE’S MORE…
Watch for more openings on the horizon at Waterfront Place located off West Marine View Drive between 10th and 18th streets, including Covington Cellars Two Vintners, Lazy Boy Brewing Co., Rustic Cork Wine Bar, Sound 2 Summit Brewing Co., Woods Coffee and more.
Learn more about what’s coming to Waterfront Place at www.portofeverett.com/wpc.