Brigantine one over Anthony's Fish Grotto as the newest downtown waterfront restaurant venue. Replacing Anthony's, a 51-year-old building way downtown on the waterfront, Brigantine as well as three other restaurants will make their debut about a year and a half from now. The port has decided to tear down the building with construction happening around February 1 of next year.

Anthony's Fish Grotto has been providing downtown seafood for decades but within the last six months, Anthony's has closed and approval has just been granted for a new $20 million replacement that will eventually be a four restaurant complex on the waterfront. San Diego's Unified Port District board unanimously approved demolition of the 51-year-old building at the foot of Ash Street six months after the closing of the restaurant.

Port officials hope to begin demolition by the end of the year with construction starting next February. The opening of the restaurants should be about one year from then. This new project will be a must-see restaurant venue right on the waterfront. Key changes to the waterfront will include a public promenade from the first to the second-floor viewing deck and a larger dock and dining facility open to all boaters, not just restaurant patrons. Parking will be an off-site valet service to parking at the location has always been an issue.

There will be two elevators and two sets of staircases that lead to a rooftop visitors deck as well as two new boat docks capable of handling up to 12 boats and water taxis.

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View a rendering of the new Portside Pier here